Emergency Care

When your pets need emergency care, bring them to Callahan Drive Animal Hospital in Knoxville, TN. Our veterinarian is highly experienced in handling even the most urgent treatment needs of injured pets. It doesn't matter what kind of an emergency it is; don't hesitate to visit us during business hours for urgent care.


Signs That Your Pets Need Emergency Care

Your pets may need emergency care after an accident or a life-threatening incident, such as poisoning. Here are some of the signs that your pets need emergency care:

  • Pale gums
  • Rapid breathing
  • Seizures
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Inability to urinate
  • Loss of balance
  • Excessive diarrhea or vomiting
  • Bulging eyes
  • Paralysis
  • Loss of consciousness

First Aid You Can Do at Home before Taking Your Pets to An Animal Hospital

First aid helps in stabilizing your pets before you get them to a veterinarian. Here are some of the things you can do:

  • If your pets are bleeding excessively, apply pressure on any bleeding wounds.
  • If they are choking on something, try to get your fingers in their mouths and remove any obstruction.

Planning Ahead for an Emergency

No one knows when an emergency is going to happen. It's always good to be prepared and know what to do in case something happens. One way of doing this is by having your emergency vet's contact information in an easily accessible place. You don't want to start asking around for animal hospital contacts when your pet is in a bad state and needs urgent treatment.

Always have an emergency tool kit in your home. Learning how to perform first aid is also crucial and can save your pets’ lives as you take them to the vet.

Get Pet Emergency Care at Callahan Drive Animal Hospital in Knoxville, TN

If your pets have an emergency, it’s easy to get worried and confused about what to do. However, you don't have to. Callahan Drive Animal Hospital in Knoxville, TN, is here to provide urgent care during business hours. We know how these situations can be stressful, but we are here to make sure you get peace of mind as your pet gets treatment. Contact us today at (865) 938-0243 to talk to our veterinarian.



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Read What Our Clients Say

  • "I love Callahan Drive Animal Hospital! Best Veterinarian & Staff in Knoxville been going here for 15 years ! Only place I trust with my fur babies ! Everyone is helpful and friendly and they really care about your animals highly recommend !"
    Tracy S.
  • "Took my 3 y/o tortoise recently and I was pleasantly surprised. Not only was the vet knowledgeable and kind, but the overall visit (including an x-ray) was reasonably priced. I definitely recommend and I will be returning for future services"
    Valerie B.
  • "This group loves animals! Everyone is so kind and helpful! This Vet loves sharing information too! Wouldn’t go anywhere else!"
    Karen W.
  • "This is the best vet I’ve ever took my dog to I couldn’t see myself going anywhere else they took very good care of my son and I feel so much better knowing exactly what’s wrong with him very very sweet staff thank you soooooooo much Dr.Hilla and staff"
    Diane J.
  • "Doc Villa ALWAYS takes care of Studly Dudley!! I will ALWAYS recommend Callahan Drive Animal Hospital & their entire team as they truly do care for your animal in the same way you do!! Dr Villa has cared for Dudley for most of his SIXTEEN years & he’s still happy, healthy & strong!! I strongly believe, Stud has made it to this old age so gracefully due to the care he’s been given with this facility!! I would not trust another team than Callahan Animal with my “first child”, the only place for us to go!! Highly recommended!!"
    Lauren H.
  • "10/10 experience was even better than hoped for. As a snake owner, you hear things about vets that make you question taking them and it was very comforting and nice to have someone who not only helped but took the time to talk about caring for them properly. Thank you guys so much!"
    Lydia B