Emergency Veterinary Services

Veterinary Specialty Services

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Animal Emergency & Specialty Center

Tennessee's premier veterinary referral practice seeing cases from two locations: Knoxville and Chattanooga. We're always open.

Always open. We accept referral and walk-in veterinary emergency  and critical care cases at any time. 


See our veterinary cancer specialists for optimal treatment of canine lymphoma and other pet cancers.

Emergency & Critical Care


Our veterinary surgical specialists are your best choice for soft tissue, orthopedic, and neurologic surgical care. 24-hour monitoring.

Britney, AESC Client, 2016

"I just want to thank everyone that helped to take care of us during our visit! I know it’s your job but you all were awesome and so caring even in the middle of the night before a holiday! Its people like you with a passion for animals and their owners that are so very special. I couldn’t have asked for a a better experience!"

Chief Medical Officer

Head of Critical Care & Internal Medicine Service

Brian Rutherford, DVM

Jeff Phillips, DVM, MSpVM, Ph.D., DACVIM

Board-Certified Veterinary Surgeon

Board-Certified Veterinary Oncologist

Ray Rudd, DVM, MS, DACVS

Meet a few of our veterinarians



10213 Kingston Pk

Knoxville, TN 37922

6393 Lee Hwy 

Chattanooga, TN 37421


Animal Emergency & Specialty Center

of Knoxville and Chattanooga

  • Emergency Veterinary Services
  • Critical Care
  • Veterinary Oncology
  • Veterinary Surgery
  • Avian & Exotic Services
  • Veterinary Dermatology