Protect Your Pet on World Rabies Day

Rabies prevention isn’t just the law, it saves lives! Rabies infection in domesticated pets nearly always fatal, this makes rabies vaccines for pets crucial. Do you know how to protect your pets and family members from rabies? Here the Dos and Do Nots of Rabies brought to you by Animal Emergency & Specialty Center! The Do’s and Do Not’s of … Read More »

Meet Felix: A Trauma Case Study

Felix, an 8-year-old Australian shepherd mix, was on a walk with his owner when he was aggressively attacked by another dog. His owners noticed a swelling on his right side, but couldn’t find many external wounds.  They brought him in to Animal Emergency & Specialty Center of Chattanooga where he was rushed to the treatment room for examination. Emergency veterinarian … Read More »

Dr. Fanta Teaches the Community Life-Saving Skills

For Dr. DeAnne Fanta, her life as a veterinarian extends beyond her regular shift at Chattanooga’s Animal Emergency & Specialty Center. Dr. Fanta recognized a need within the community and rose to the challenge to educate local grooming, boarding, and shelter facilities in basic first aid and animal CPR. She recently added advanced CPR training and crash-cart procedures for primary … Read More »

Confirmed Case of Canine Influenza in Knoxville

Recent dog shows in Florida and Georgia have led to a sudden uptick in the spread of H3N2 or canine influenza, a dangerous respiratory infection. Animal Emergency & Specialty Center of Knoxville treated a confirmed case of canine influenza in a dog who was boarded at a Knoxville kennel with a dog who had attended a dog show in Georgia. … Read More »


Animal Emergency & Specialty Center is pleased to announce that Dr. Jeff Phillips has been named Specialty Director and Dr. Nikki Branam has been named Hospital Administrator.  Preeminent veterinary oncologist Dr. Jeff Phillips is known for his astute medical care, research, teaching, and compassionate care of clients and patients. He has served the community diligently. Moving into his new role … Read More »

Animal Emergency & Specialty Center Hosts Free Continuing Education Event

Saturday April 29 marks the first in the continuing education series hosted by Animal Emergency & Specialty Center with dinner, drinks, and lectures by Dr. Lisa Sams Ebner. This marks the first opportunity this year for veterinarians to acquire 3 credit-approved continuing education hours at no charge! Dr. Lisa Sams Ebner is the assistant professor of anesthesiology at Lincoln Memorial … Read More »


Chaos doesn’t punch a clock. Pets have medical emergencies at any hour, any day of the week. Animal Emergency & Specialty Center of Chattanooga is dedicated to helping animals in their darkest hours whether the animal is a beloved family pet, or the abandoned or abused animals of McKamey Animal Center. McKamey Animal Center provides shelter, a spay or neuter … Read More »

Case Study: Toby Smith

In October 2016, Toby was hit by car. His regular veterinarian referred him to us at Animal Emergency & Specialty Center.  Toby was unstable when he arrived due to his traumatic injuries. He had a severely fractured pelvis, partial proptosis of his left eye, severe road rash, and inguinal bruising. Additionally, Toby had a very low temperature, pale gums, and anemia. Toby was in shock. … Read More »

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Opens Animal Emergency & Specialty Center of Chattanooga

Local leaders and members of the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce joined the veterinarians and staff of the Animal Emergency & Specialty Center of Chattanooga to open its new state-of-the-art facility with a ribbon cutting ceremony on May 5, 2016. Following the ribbon cutting, guests were invited to tour the hospital and enjoy refreshments. Several of Animal Emergency & Specialty Center … Read More »

Animal Emergency And Specialty Care Opens New Chattanooga Veterinary Hospital,

The Animal Emergency & Specialty Hospital of Chattanooga moved to a new location at 6393 Lee Hwy. in Chattanooga on April 25. Chamber of Commerce members will join the veterinarians and staff on Thursday, May 5 at 11 a.m. for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the new facility. “East Tennessee’s premier veterinary emergency and specialty hospital now … Read More »


New Emergency Animal Center Offers 24/7 Services, High-Tech Tools By CHLOÉ MORRISON The Animal Emergency Specialty Center of Chattanooga has moved to a bigger location to serve pet owners 24/7. “This is an important step toward ensuring we can continue to offer the most advanced diagnostics and treatment options to our patients and to referring veterinarians in Chattanooga and surrounding … Read More »

Animal Emergency & Specialty Center Open House in the News

Officials with Animal Emergency & Specialty Center will introduce the new state-of-the-art veterinary hospital at an open house Saturday, April 23, that includes a Smoky Mountain DockDogs competition. The aquatic contests, for dogs that love to run, jump and swim, will continue in an abbreviated version Sunday, April 24. Owned by Innovetive Petcare Inc., the Animal Emergency & Specialty Center … Read More »

New Location for The Animal Emergency & Specialty Center

The Animal Emergency & Specialty Center of Chattanooga, East Tennessee’s premier veterinary emergency & specialty hospital, is excited to announce the opening of its new state-of-the-art facility. The hospital moved from its current location to 6393 Lee Highway in Chattanooga on April 25, 2016. This convenient location and the building’s layout provide improved accessibility for our emergency and referral clients. … Read More »

Antifreeze Poisoning in Pets

Warm is out, and cold is on its way in! It’s time to start thinking about cool weather pet hazards. For example, did you know antifreeze is extremely poisonous to your pets? Ethylene glycol, the main ingredient in almost all major antifreeze brands, has an inviting aroma, and a sweet flavor. Because of its appealing smell and taste, animals and … Read More »

Dr. Baine Awarded 2015 Donald W. Zantop Emerging Leader Award

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Katherine Baine, the head of our Avian and Exotics department, is the recipient of the 2015 Donald W. Zantop Emerging Leader Award by the Association of Avian Veterinarians (AAV) for her work in avian medicine. Recipients were selected based on the following criteria: • Leadership • Education of veterinarians, veterinary students, and technicians … Read More »