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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
  •     Burns
  •     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.

Emergency Hospital:

Airport Pet Emergency Clinic (APEC):  (423) 279-0574 (Blountville)