Veterinary


Animal Hospital Exotic Pets

About Us

Midwest Animal Emergency Hospital was established in 2005 with the goal of providing quality, comprehensive emergency veterinary services for dogs and cats, as well as exotic pets. In conjunction with Midwest Bird & Exotic Animal Hospital, we are able to provide 24-hour care for exotic pets only. In extenuating circumstances, we are able to provide 24-hour care to your cat or dog. We try to work closely with your regular vet to provide the best care possible for your special pet.

Animal Hospital Location & Address:
7510 W. North Avenue
Elmwood Park, IL 60707-4140
Phone: (708) 453-4755 // Fax: (708) 453-8194
Our location does not have a parking lot, but there are usually a number of parking spots directly in front of the building.

MAEH Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 7pm - 8am
Saturday: Opens at 2pm and remains open all weekend until Monday 8am.

The emergency hospital is open during most major holidays - please call.

We accept: Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Care Credit, Cash and Checks.


The owners, Dr. Dianne Poliakoff (L) and Dr. Betsy Clarkson (R), graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine together in 1998. After graduating, they worked together at Midwest Bird & Exotic Animal Hospital. They both also worked at prominent animal emergency hospitals and well-established day practices that see cats and dogs. This gave them extensive knowledge in all areas of medicine before opening Midwest Animal Emergency Hospital. They have 5 other knowledgeable and experienced veterinary staff to give your exotic pet the best care.