What to do when your pet has an emergency

It’s a moment you hope never happens. Your dog begins shaking and drooling – a seizure. Your cat vomits blood. Your pet gets run over, or attacked by another animal, or has something lodged in [...]

Here’s why your cat needs to visit the vet

It’s a funny stereotype that “dog people” are obsessed with their dog’s health and habits, while “cat people” are more laid back and might not even know what color their cat is, much less any [...]

Welcome Dr. Liles!

The Animal Emergency and Specialty Center is pleased to announce the addition of another Tennessee Volunteer to our Emergency and Critical Care service. Dr. Emily Liles graduated from the [...]

Pet obesity: Why a fat cat or chunky dog isn’t so cute

A big fat cat or a chunky dog might make you laugh or coo, but an overweight animal is not a healthy animal. Overweight dogs and cats are prone to shorter life spans, cancer, urinary bladder [...]

5 ways to keep your dog safe in the water

  What better way to enjoy a day at the lake, river, beach, or pool than by bringing your dog with you? But taking Spike swimming isn’t always as easy as leashing up and heading out. Here [...]

Bright lights, loud sounds: How to handle fear factors

School’s out for summer! The temperatures are rising, and you’re planning your picnics, barbecues, vacations, and more. But with the warm weather come two frightening events for your pets: Fourth [...]