Our Hospital

At Midwest Bird & Exotic Animal Hospital we strive to make every visit to our office a pleasant one. From the moment you and your pet enter the doors of our Elmwood Park, IL, veterinary clinic, you will feel welcome and at ease.

Midwest Bird & Exotic Animal Hospital is a complete veterinary medical and surgical facility focusing on exotic pets, one of the few in the Chicago area. Midwest Bird & Exotic Animal Hospital opened more than 20 years ago in Westchester, a farther west suburb of Chicago, and moved to Elmwood Park in more recent years. We are now only 3 blocks west of the western border of Chicago, near Oak Park. We have veterinarians at the hospital 24 hours a day, year round. Our emergency hospital is just named differently (Midwest Animal Emergency Hospital) because we will also give veterinary care to cats and dogs on weekends, nights and holidays, but during regular day practice hours, our veterinarians see only exotic pets. We are an exotic pet veterinary referral service for many veterinarians in Chicago and its suburbs.

Take a moment to get acquainted with our hospital, and then feel free to reach out us with any questions you may have. We’re here to help!

Midwest Bird & Exotic Animal Hospital

(708) 395-9283

7510 W North Ave Elmwood Park, IL 60707

Office Hours


Mon - Fri: 8:00AM - 7:00PM
Sat: 8:00AM - 2:00PM
Sun: Closed

Emergency Hours:
Mon - Fri: 7:00PM - 8:00AM
Sat: 2:00PM - Monday at 8:00AM

Animal Hospital Policies

Appointment Policy

To allow ample time for all patients and scheduled surgical procedures, we operate primarily by appointment. Emergency cases shall always receive top priority, which is why occasional appointment delay is inevitable. Please realize that we make a sincere attempt to see each client on time.

Payment Policy

We require full payment at the time that services are rendered. For your convenience, we accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, CareCredit, cash and personal checks.

Care credit offered at Midwest Bird & Exotic Animal Hospital

Patient Arrival Policy

For your protection, and that of others, all dogs must be on a leash and properly controlled while in the waiting area or exam rooms. All cats must be presented in an appropriate cat carrier or on a leash.

For your convenience, "drop-off" appointments are available. A "drop-off" means you could bring your pet at the time that works best for you and leave him/her with us for a couple of hours. Usually, we will ask you to "drop-off" sometime in the morning so our doctors can examine the patient in between appointments or at the time purposely reserved for admitted patients. Once the doctor is done, she will give you a call to go over the diagnosis and to give you discharge instructions.

For the safety of all animals in our care, we require that all vaccinations be up to date. Even though we make every effort to make our patients feel comfortable during visits, they may be a little uneasy about new people, new surroundings, and other pets. This is one of the reasons we ask you to restrain your pet. We recommend that animals be placed on a leash or in pet carriers before entering the waiting room.

Useful Documents and Forms

Midwest Bird & Exotic Animal Hospital is pleased to provide you with a variety of forms that can simplify the process of caring for your pet.

Useful documents at Elmwood Park Animal Hospital