Small Exotic Medicine

At Callahan Drive Animal Hospital in Knoxville, we have a small exotic medicine practice. This means we treat reptiles, rabbits, ferrets, sugar gliders, rats, hamsters, guinea pigs, and hedgehogs in addition to dogs and cats. Our staff loves to see unique pets for wellness checks, vaccinations, and nutrition consultations. We know that it's a challenge getting the information and care you need to keep your exotic pet healthy, and we're here to make it a bit easier for you to enjoy your life together.


Experience is Our Strength

While most vets have some training in small exotic animal care, the focus of our practice includes these special creatures. We have developed extensive experience in wellness care, diagnosis, and treatment of common and rare conditions. We can provide you with information regarding feeding and behavioral issues in addition to medical treatment. Most of all, we believe that our experience provides us with valuable insights into small exotic medicine.

Dental and Wellness Care

Prevention is the cornerstone of our practice, and wellness care helps your pet avoid disease. We offer comprehensive physical and dental exams and lab tests. We also deal with behavioral issues and will observe your pet's coat and muscle tone for signs of poor health.

Small Exotic Medicine in Knoxville

Come visit us at Callahan Drive Animal Hospital in Knoxville for the very best in small exotic medicine and general vet care. For more information about small exotic medicine, vaccinations, the conditions we treat, or to schedule an appointment, call us today at (865) 377-8181.


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8:30 am-1:00 pm

2:00 pm-5:00 pm


8:30 am-1:00 pm

2:00 pm-5:00 pm






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