If your pet is experiencing an emergency, call us at
If it is after hours, listen carefully to the instructions on our voicemail
Despite our usual busy appointment schedule, if your pet is experiencing an emergency, we are trained, equipped, and ready to handle any urgent care your pet may have. It is always best to call in advance, if even while you’re en route, so a team member can advise you on your particular emergency and so we can prepare for your pet’s arrival.
The following is a list of the most serious veterinary emergencies:
- Bleeding - Bleeding from any part of the body; blood in feces or urine
- Coughing - Severe, persistent coughing, choking sounds
- Diarrhea or Vomiting - Continued or severe diarrhea, vomiting, or retching
- Difficulty Breathing - Shallow breathing, increased respiratory rate or effort, choking sounds
- Difficulty Giving Birth
- Eye Injury - Redness, swelling, squinting, discharge
- Ingested Toxin, Poison, or Foreign Object - Any household or garden chemical, human medicine, medicine overdose of any kind; swallowed rocks, bones, sharp objects, cloth material, string, etc.
- Traumatic Injury - Hit by a car; hurt by another animal; fallen from a great height
- In Pain - Pet is crying out
- Lethargic or Non-responsive - Cannot stand or move, not responsive to voice or touch
- Trouble Urinating - Continued straining, or painful urination
If your pet needs emergency attention after hours or on the weekends, we are fortunate to have several emergency facilities serving our area.
Animal Emergency And Specialty Center: (865) 693-4440
University of TN Veterinary Medical Center: (865) 974-8387
Knoxville Pet Emergency Clinic: (865) 221-8956