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Does your dog need surgery?

Call Animal Emergency & Specialty Center to schedule an appointment with one of our board-certified surgeons.

Knoxville: 865.693.4440 • Chattanooga: 423.822.8304


Surgery for Dogs

Board-certified surgeons at Animal Emergency & Specialty Center treat a wide range of veterinary orthopedic, oncologic, thoracic, abdominal, and soft-tissue conditions. We combine the expertise of our surgeons with other specialists and the most advanced technology and surgical procedures to ensure your dog receives extraordinary care.

Our highly-trained technical staff continuously monitor your dog’s anesthesia and recovery. AESC is equipped with the latest specialized instrumentation and equipment. Our Intensive Care Unit is staffed 24 hours a day so that your dog is carefully monitored post-operatively. Our surgical team works closely with you and your family veterinarian to achieve a successful surgical outcome for your dog. See what makes surgeons Mark Bohling and Rick Wong so special.

Why have your dog’s surgery at Animal Emergency & Specialty Center?

  • Expert consultation with board-certified specialists
  • 24-hour care
  • Specialized equipment not available in general practice
  • Special surgical expertise
  • Access to other specialists where appropriate

We understand that surgery is a stressful time for you and your dog. Our team is here to offer compassion, skill, and expertise. Trust AESC to manage your dog’s surgery.

Dr. Mark Bohling at AESC

  • We took our puppy, Miss Weenie, here last night because she had gotten into our trash and was puking a lot. I was very impressed with this facility: it is very nice and clean, all of the staff was friendly, and they helped us get the payment taken care of. It also didn't cost us an arm and a leg!

    Brandy O Dog Owner
  • I had to bring my dog, LuLu, in tonight due to her getting hit by a car. The staff and vets were great with her and my emotional self. Thank y'all so much. LuLu is going to be great.

    Jennifer S Dog Owner

Call us today!

Knoxville: 865.693.4440 • Chattanooga: 423.822.8304

What We Do

Canine Surgery. Animal Emergency & Specialty Center is dedicated to optimizing patient outcomes through a surgical team that works collaboratively with your neighborhood vet and our entire specialty team to provide the best possible care for your dog. Our veterinary surgeons determine the least invasive and most effective procedures for your dog’s condition before moving forward with surgery or recommending a surgical alternative to minimize discomfort and complications and maximize outcomes. Whether your dog needs back surgery for a slipped disc, abdominal surgery to remove that rock or piece of clothing he or she ate, tumor surgery, or something else, trust the surgical team at AESC to care for your dog.

Canine Orthopedics. Our surgeons are expert in orthopedic conditions of dogs, performing lameness exams and gait evaluation to assess the orthopedic or neurologic cause of a dog’s lameness. Depending on the cause of an orthopedic injury or change in gait, our surgeons may recommend surgical intervention or medical treatment and physical therapy.

Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopedic Surgery
From fractures to bone cancer to cruciate ligament repairs, our surgeons are adept at orthopedic surgery. Offered surgeries include:
  • Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO & TTA)
  • Fracture Repair
  • Medial Patella Luxation
  • Angular Limb Deformities
  • General Orthopedic Surgery and More
Soft-Tissue Surgery
Soft-Tissue Surgery
Soft-Tissue Surgery
Our surgeons, board certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS), are capable of managing all manner of soft-tissue surgery including:
  • Tumor removal
  • Abdominal exploratory
  • Trauma surgery
  • C-sections
  • Pulmonary surgery
  • And more!
AESC surgeons have the expertise and equipment to perform hemilaminectomy and cervical slot back surgery, tumor removal, and more.


Please have your veterinarian call to arrange referral of your dog to our surgery service. We are happy to schedule a consultation with one of our veterinary surgeons to assess your dog’s case. In an emergency situation dogs can be taken in through our 24-hour emergency service and then scheduled for a consultation with one of our surgeons.

New clients: what to expect

  • Have your veterinarian schedule a consultation for your dog
  • Your dog will be assessed in consultation with our surgeon
  • The veterinary surgeon will discuss a treatment and diagnostic plan.
  • You’ll be given an estimate for treatment.
  • Click here for new client forms and more info about AESC

    Veterinarians: how to refer

    Please call our referral coordinator to let us know you have a patient in need of a surgical consultation. Send a referral form and the patient’s record via fax or email or with your client. Thank you for your referral.

    Click here for more info about referring patients to AESC

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    Does your dog need surgery?

    Call Animal Emergency & Specialty Center to schedule an appointment with one of our board-certified surgeons.

    Knoxville: 865.693.4440 • Chattanooga: 423.822.8304