Urgent care service in Knoxville

Our critical care department is operated by Brian Rutherford, DVM, and our board-certified criticalist, Natasha Hodgson, DVM, MS, DACVECC. Dr. Rutherford and Dr. Hodgson work alongside our other veterinary specialists to provide a specialized plan for each patient we see.

Above all else, we provide the highest-quality critical care services for your pet at all times. If your pet is in critical condition or needs continuous monitoring, our staff is ready.

siberian husky on exam room table with doctor in background

For more information, contact us

(865) 693-4440

Dog with a Red Toy

Veterinary critical care you can count on

We’re staffed continuously, 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, with a veterinary specialist or a highly-trained ER veterinarian. Since we’re always open, we provide round-the-clock monitoring, diagnostics, and care for critically ill pets.

If your pet is experiencing a significant illness, trust our staff to provide 24/7 care for your pet.

No matter the severity of the situation, we’re ready to see your pet back to health.

If your pet has an underlying illness or experiences surgery complications, we’ll administer 24-hour monitoring and care.

Providing critical care services to your pet

Our ER and ICU are open and staffed 24 hours a day. We’re ready to provide 24-hour monitoring or care if your precious pet needs help. For contagious patients, we have an isolation ward to keep all of our patients comfortable and safe while healing.

Referring a pet

If you need assistance diagnosing or treatment a particular patient, we want you to get in touch. 

Please call our referral coordinator to let us know you have a patient on the way. Just send a referral form and the patient’s record via fax or email, or your client can bring the forms when they visit our hospital. Thank you for your referral and trust in our care.

Cute red cat with stethoscope. Veterinary concept.

Does your pet need critical care?

Call our hospital to schedule an appointment with one of our board-certified specialists.