Animal Emergency?
We can help
If you’re a pet owner facing an emergency or a veterinarian needing a specialist, please call us.
Animal Emergency?
Fear Not.
If you’re a pet owner facing an emergency or a veterinarian needing a specialist, please call us.
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We’re Animal Emergency & Specialty Center of Chattanooga. We help referring veterinarians while providing emergency care to our animal patients.

If a veterinarian needs a specialist’s help with a patient case, we have the expertise to support your case. Trusted by veterinarians and pet owners throughout Tennessee and neighboring states, we’re open 24/7 for walk-ins and immediate referrals. 


When it comes to caring for pets, we recognize that time is of the essence. No matter the time of day, our hospital always has an on-site critical care veterinarian, support by a full support team, to provide veterinarians and pet owners any necessary support for pets in need of care.

We’re committed to providing the best in animal care.

Our hospital is a cohesive group of experts that values teamwork and client experience. Our veterinarians are board certified, with advanced experience and training in a variety of areas: emergency and critical care, internal medicine, surgery, and oncology.


From the start, they were very quick to respond, communicate and take their time explaining everything to me. They saw my dog right away. Very thorough, compassionate and understanding. Their surgical techniques were perfect for our situation and the aftercare instructions were very specific and easy to follow. They provided all the medications our dog needed. Would recommend if you need specialty care or emergency services after-hours.

- Greg B.

My sweet Yorkie passed away during the night on a Friday night. I called Animal Emergency & Specialty Center of Chattanooga because they are the emergency clinic for my regular veterinarian who would not be available until Monday. Animal Emergency & Specialty Center of Chattanooga told me I could bring my sweet baby to them and they would hold her until my regular veterinarian was available to make arrangements. They treated me and my sweet dog with such care ~ at 4:30 in the morning. I never felt rushed and they were so kind. I will be forever grateful to them for the care they showed me and my sweet baby that morning.

- Cathy L.

I was visiting Chattanooga to see my parents and my Chihuahua fell down a set of stairs and fractured a leg that had already had 2 prior surgeries. The staff and veterinarian were professional and compassionate to both myself and my Peanut. I have absolutely nothing negative to say about my experience and would recommend Animal Emergency and Specialty Center of Chattanooga to anyone needing emergency care. They also took the extra step to get her prior records from her home vet and to make sure they were aware of what was happening for follow up. Ten stars just isn't enough!

- Denise W.

These guys did a spectacular job with our Chinese crested Ava. She has a heart condition and had a serious episode while we were traveling with her. They took us in right away, were extremely kind, updated us regularly and were realistic abou

- Tiffany B.

Unfortunately, I found it necessary to take my dog, Whiskey, to AESC over the weekend. She ended up staying for two nights and having stomach surgery around midnight on Saturday. Of course, I was very upset and concerned, however, the staff at AESC helped to calm some of my worry in that they were all very professional and confident. They were very understanding when I called for a checkup only an hour and a half after I left their facility. Additionally, they contacted me regularly with updates to let me know their recommendations for treatment and to provide an update on Whiskey. They seemed genuinely concerned for Whiskey and their main goal was "to get her well." I'm happy to say Whiskey is at home and seems to be recovering well, but the staff at AESC encouraged me to call or bring her in for a follow up if I have any concerns. In the event you find yourself needing emergency/specialty veterinary services, I highly recommend AESC.

- Amanda H.

Referring veterinarians can trust our work.

We take referrals seriously. When a neighborhood veterinarian seeks our help with a patient, we do everything in our power to provide the best quality of care—from initial diagnosis to treatment with follow-up communication.


Beyond our medical care, we take pride in providing an exceptional experience for veterinarians, pet owners, and pets alike. Our staff has been recognized for compassion and efficiency, which is an essential part of the experience we provide here at our hospital.


Top-of-the-line facility, highest quality care.

To assist with providing exceptional care, we use state-of-the-art medical technology and equipment, including an on-site CT scanner, digital X-ray, ultrasound, and endoscopy. Our fully-equipped surgical suites facilitate efficient and effective procedures for our patients.


We’re here anytime, day or night, to help care for your patients and pets. If you’d like to learn more about our hospital, contact us below.

Insight for Owners



We want to make you and your pet’s visit convenient and enjoyable. You may expedite the registration process by downloading the new patient registration form and bringing it with you. While you visit, take advantage of the comfortable seating and free guest Wi-Fi in our waiting area.



We require a deposit before initiating treatment, and payment is required when services are rendered. Accepted payment methods include cash, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover. You may download our credit card authorization form and bring it with you to your visit.



We fully recognize and support pet owners’ need to visit pets while under our care, which is why we offer an open-door policy for all pet owners. We recommend calling ahead of your visit so we can advise on the optimal time to arrive.

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