What is an emergency?
An emergency is an acute situation, critical or life threatening, requiring immediate attention by a veterinarian.
- Trauma/shock/broken bones from an accident or serious injury
- Profuse, uncontrollable bleeding
- Breathing difficulty/anaphylactic shock
- Collapse/heat stroke
- Allergic reactions
- Bloat (evidenced by drooling, pacing, non-productive vomiting, swollen abdomen)
- Severe diarrhea and/or persistent vomiting
- Seizures (particularly those recurring repeatedly)
- Inability to urinate
If your pet experiences any of
these problems call our main number (423)764-8335 immediately. If it is after our regular office hours, please call the Airport Pet Emergency Clinic at (423) 279-0574.
If you believe your pet has ingested something poisonous, do not wait for symptoms to occur. Call the National Animal Poison Control Center immediately at 1-800-548-2423 or 1-888-232-8870. If possible, have the ingredients of the poisonous substance available. The NAPCC will instruct you as to what to do. Please have a credit card number available, as there is a charge for their assistance.
Airport Pet Emergency Clinic (APEC): (423) 279-0574