VCA Berwyn Animal Hospital

Patients and Visitors


Our staff will call to confirm your appointment with our specialists.  They will review with you what forms and other information you will need to bring with you.  The staff will also give you an idea how long the exam and consultation will last as well as other pertinent information.

Depending on the specialty and the procedures that the veterinarian will perform, you may be required to withhold food for a few hours before your visit or not let your pet relieve him/herself.  If there are any detailed instructions, the staff will go over them before your appointment so you know what to expect.


If you are concerned that your pet's medical problem can't wait for your regular veterinarian or one of our specialists, our doors are always open - no appointment needed!  We are here to help at all times and have veterinarians in the hospital 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 


Visiting hours for hospitalized patients are from 10 am until 8 pm, 7 days a week. Please call for an approximate time to make sure your visit does not interfere with your pet's scheduled treatments.


General Practice

We have over 600 animal hospitals in 41 states and 4 Canadian provinces that are staffed by more than 3,000 fully-qualified, dedicated and compassionate veterinarians, with more than 400 being board-certified specialists.

The nationwide VCA family of general practice hospitals give your pet the very best in medical care, providing a full range of general medical and surgical services as well as specialized treatments such as wellness, spay/neuter, advanced diagnostic services (MRI/CT Scan), internal medicine, oncology, ophthalmology, dermatology, cardiology, neurology, boarding, and grooming. Services may vary by location.

Our family of pet hospitals stands out by delivering the greatest resources in order provide the highest quality care available for your pets. By maintaining the highest standards of pet health care available anywhere, we emphasize prevention as well as healing. We provide continuing education programs to our doctors and staff and promote the open exchange of professional knowledge and expertise. And finally, we have established a consistent program of procedures and techniques, proven to be the most effective in keeping pets healthy.

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Emergency Care

Call 708-749-4200 if you have any questions or concern regarding your pet.

We provide emergency care from 8am until 1am seven days a week. We are closed on holidays.

Some symptoms that may indicate your pet may need to be seen on an emergency basis include:

  • Difficulty Breathing and/or pale or blue gums or tongue
  • Heavy Bleeding - apply direct pressure to the wound
  • Major Trauma - if your pet has fallen, been hit by a car or has multiple wounds
  • Gaping Wounds
  • Collapse/Loss of Consciousness
  • Paralysis
  • Lacerations and Bite Wounds
  • Poisoning
  • Infections - or if your pet suddenly gets worse while on medication for an infection
  • Difficulty Urinating - frequent attempts to urinate that don't produce a normal urine flow could indicate infection or obstruction - especially in male cats!
  • Eye Problems - redness, tearing, pain, squinting or eyelid spasms
  • Prolonged or multiple episodes of vomiting or diarrhea