Knoxville Pet
Emergency Clinic

We are an After Hours Clinic:
Open & Servicing Knoxville, TN
 EVERY NIGHT - 7 pm to 7 am
PLUS All Day Weekends & Holidays

Specializing in the Emergency Care & Treatment
for your DOG & CAT in the Greater KNOXVILLE, TN Area.


1819 Ailor Ave. Knoxville TN 37921

Located conveniently & centrally in Knoxville, TN.  Located immediately off I-40 at Exit 387, near the start (or end) of Alcoa Hwy (129).

We are an effective solution for people living in the area, as well as  those traveling through Knoxville.

Fully staffed with a licensed veterinarian on site, in state of the art urgent care facilities. We are an AFTER HOURS Emergency PET CLINIC, specializing in DOGS & CATS, open every night after 7pm, all day on weekends and holidays. 

We do NOT spay or neuter, give regular vaccinations, trim nails, or board pets. We do not make house calls, or deal with reptiles, anphibians, avian, or livestock. We are an AFTER HOURS EMERGENCY CLINIC for DOGS & CATS!

Centrally located conveniently
off  I-40, exit 387 ~ toward the end of Alcoa Hwy (US 129).

We service Knoxville and the surrounding areas of eastern tennessee, as well as parts of Southern Kentucky. as well as anyone traveling through (rv parking in the alley behind, call for directions).  


Knoxville Pet Emergency Clinic

Established in 1976
To treat your sick or injured dog or cat.
We specialize in fulfilling all of your small animal pet emergency veterinary needs. 


Hours of Operation:
After Hours - 7pm to 7am During the Week, Plus All Day (and night) Weekends & Holidays 

NightS, Weekends, and Holidays!


Knoxville Pet Emergency Clinic


We are set up to effectively treat all emergency situations.
Affordably Priced, convenient location off I-40 

Walk-ins Welcome!

Just like the ER at the local hospital, our job is to SOLVE PROBLEMS, and treat a wide variety of emergencies... as quickly, efficiently, and cost-effectively as possible... to reduce or eliminate suffering, and treat a wide variety of problems. We are well trained, experienced, and equipped to deal with any situation your dog or cat might find themselves in. 

BRING YOUR sick or injured DOG OR CAT
after hours, all weekends and holidays!

We are set up to effectively treat all emergency situations. 
Affordably Priced, conveniently located
just off I-40, exist 387! Toward the end of Alcoa Hwy (US 129)

What we do:

Medical Assessment
Emergency Medical Treatment & Care
Radiology (x-rays) & Setting Broken Bones
Blood Testing
Poison Treatment
Dermatology (skin issues)
Emergency Surgery

What we do NOT do:

Boarding during the week
Teeth Cleaning

We are NOT setup for Large Animals, Reptiles, Amphibians, or Avian (Birds). We specialize in the best and most effective care for Dogs & Cats. 

Experience and Results
Specializing in Dogs & Cats


All Dog Breeds

We are very experienced in dealing with sick and injured dogs, and have dealt with just about everything over the years. 

All Domestic Cats

We are also very experienced in dealing with sick and injured cats, and can deal with any type of health care situation. 


on site Licensed Veterinarian

Along with a well trained support staff. 

Latest technology on site

We are able to do nearly every test necessary in house, with results in a few minutes to a few hours. You don't have to wait or go elsewhere. 

What to Expect

We will do our very best to treat your pet when ever possible, and to give you all the options (when there are some). We understand, after doing this for years, that goals and priorities are different for each client. Please don’t think we are callous or negative when costs are discussed; in general, we are the most affordable after-hours option available in the area. We try to discuss any and all expenses prior to spending your money, to help avoid any confusion, misunderstanding, with the odds clearly stated as to what you can reasonably expect, based on our experience. We do care, however, we are not a ‘free clinic’ and some treatment options absolutely cost more than others; and sadly, no treatments come with a 100% guarantee.

We will always try to do our very best to ease or eliminate any suffering or illness your pet might have, within your budget. We do offer ‘CareCredit’ which is usually willing and able to help make some decisions a little easier for those people that don’t have funds readily available.

We are open after-normal-hours, all weekends & holidays, when your local veterinarian offices are closed. We are open continuously Friday 7:00pm – Monday 7:00am 24 hour veterinarian on site Saturday & Sunday, and all major holidays, because we know that accidents don’t take time off, and your pets don’t celebrate holidays. Our Weekday Hours Are: Nights – Monday – Thursday 7:00pm – 7:00am 

Making a Difference: ONE PET AT A TIME!

No Appointment Necessary!

Knoxville Pet Emergency Clinic is an AFTER-NORMAL HOURS 'walk-in' clinic, usually on a first come, first serve bases. However, like an ER, there are no 'appointments,' though you are welcome and invited to call us to let us know what the problem is, or that you're on the way in, so we might save you some time when you get here, or help with any special transportation instructions. (The exception would be in cases of extreme emergencies, where lifesaving measures might be immediately necessary on a new patient, requiring us to focus our attentions on a different patient coming in, until they are stabilized. 

KPEC Features


We seldom check social pages. As we are busy saving lives when we can, and doing things with the family or sleeping when we aren't working. If you have a question during our hours, CALL US... if it's during the day, please contact your day Vet.

Modern Lab Equipment

The latest digital X-Ray Scans, blood testing, and emergency surgery services are all done in-house and on site. When it comes to the health and needs of dogs & cats, we are ready with experienced staff when your regular veterinarian is closed: nights, weekends, and all major holidays. 

Equal Service Provider

We service ALL breeds of domestic dogs and cats, big and small, young and old.

Sorry, but we are not set up to deal with birds, reptiles, wildlife, or any large animals (horses, cows, llamas, pigs, etc.).

Centrally Located

Right off I-40, exit 387, by start of Alcoa Hwy (US129, Airport Hwy).  Servicing Knoxville, surrounding areas, as well as parts of Southern Kentucky.

What is an Emergency?

First & foremost, IF YOU HAVE A CONCERN… GIVE US A CALL… 1-865-637-0114

An emergency is any event, behavior, or situation that you, as your pet’s number one advocate, know to be out of the ordinary or concerning in appearance, sound, or different actions (than normal for that pet).

You can always call to discuss your pet, but be aware that you are the only one who can actually see your pet’s behavior and know your pet’s normal behavior. 1-865-637-0114  Please Note: We CAN NOT SEE THEM, therefore can not 'diagnose or treat' OVER THE PHONE. 

If you think it’s an emergency, bring your loved one in!
What signs indicate an emergency situation?

• Difficulty Breathing

• Bone protruding through the skin

• Leg, paw, or other appendage not in a normal position

• Hit by car or other major trauma (falls, attacks, etc.)

• Actively having a seizure

• Any active bleeding 

• Prolonged vomiting and/or diarrhea (especially young pets!)

• Swelling of the face or elsewhere

• Non-productive attempts to vomit (especially large dogs!)

• Ingestion of toxin (poisoned)
• Bitten by something poisonous (snake, spider, etc)

• Difficulty walking including stumbling, circling or limping

• Puppies/Kittens not born within 2-3 hours of active labor (pushing) starting

Again, if you note any of the above signs or feel your pet needs immediate medical attention Call us now for 24 hour emergency pet care in the greater East Tennessee area.

Remember, we are an AFTER HOURS Emergency PET CLINIC, specializing in DOGS & CATS, open every night after 7pm, all day on weekends and holidays.

What do you do? Call immediately or come in!

If time allows and you can, be prepared with the following information when you call us (or come in):

• What happened? – or – What signs have you noticed?

• How is the pet breathing?

• Is your pet alert?

• Is there any bleeding? If so, from where?

• Is your pet able to walk?

• Is there any abdominal distension?

• Is your pet urinating? Is there any straining or blood?

Again, if you note any of the above signs or feel your pet needs immediate medical attention Call us now for 24 hour emergency pet care in the greater East Tennessee area.
YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE REFERRED BY A DAY TIME VETERINARIAN to benefit from our services during our hours of operation.
If you are new to the area, or a new pet owner, here is a list of some of the local Veterinarian Clinics we work with the most: 

NOTE: Currently, only highlighted clinics are 'direct links' to their website. 

We'll add more links as we are made aware of their unique web address. 

Academy Mobile Pet Clinic

Admiral Veterinary Hosital

Airport Animal Clinic

Airport Pet Emergency Clinic

All Paws Veterinary Clinic

Animal Clinic-Dennis

Animal Health Center

Animal Hosp. of Campbell County

Animal Hospital of Anderson County

Animal Hospital of Decatur

Animal Medical Clinic

Animal Medical Clinic of Loudon

Animal Wellness

Animal Works

Appalachian Animal Hospital

Asheville Hwy Animal Clinic

Banfield - Alcoa

Banfield - Kingsport

Banfield - Turkey Creek

Banfield - West Town

Bearden Hill Veterinary Clinic

Bell County Animal Clinic (KY)

Blackford Surgery Referral

Blount Vetinary Clinic

Bluegrass Animal Hosptial

Boyds Creek Animal Hospital

Bradley McMinn Pet Emergency Clinic

Broadway Veterinary Clinic

Butler Animal Clinic

Callahan Dr Animal Hospital

Cat Clinic

Cedar Bluff Animal Clinic

Central Veterinary Clinic

Chilhowee Veterinary Clinic

Clinton Animal Hospital

Clinton Hwy Vet Hospital

Companion Animal Hospital

Concord Vet

Countryside Veterinary Services

Creekside Animal Hospital

Crossings Animal Hospital

Crossroads Animal Clinic

Cumberland Animal Clinic - Oneida

Dixon Animal Hospital

Dogwood Animal Hospital

Emory Animal Hospital

Fairview Animal Hospital

Fannon Animal Hospital

Farragut Animal Clinic

Five Rivers Pet Emergency Clinic

Forest Park Clinic for Cats and Dogs

Fountain City Animal Hospital

Four Winds Holistic Animal Services

Gov John Sevier Animal Clinic

Greenback, Veterinary Centre of

Halls Animal Hospital

Hardin Valley Animal Hospital

Harrogate Hospital for Animals

Highland Vet Clinic - Oneida

House Paws

Ideal Veterinary Hospital

Indian Mountain Hospital for Animals

Indian Ridge Animal Hospital

Jacksboro Veterinary Services

Jackson Square Animal Clinic

Jones Animal Hospital

Jonesborough Animal Hospital

Just For Pets Animal Clinic

Karns Animal Hospital

Knoxville Animal Clinic

Lafollette Veterinary Services

Lakeway Animal Hospital

Lange Animal Hospital

Lenoir City Animal Clinic

Lentz Veterinary Clinic

Lovell Animal Hospital

Maryville Animal Hospital

Maryville Small Animal Medical Center

Maynardville Animal Clinic

McArthur Animal Clinic

Middlebrook Animal Clinic

Morgan County Animal Hospital

Morristown Animal Hospital

Moyers Veterinary Clinic East

Moyers Veterinary Hospital

Mtn Empire Small Animal Hospital

Mtn Home Veterinary Hospital

Mtn Hwy Veterinary Hospital

My Pets Animal Hospital

Newport Animal Clinic

Norris Vet Animal Hospital

North Knox Veterinary Clinic

Northshore Animal Hospital

Norwood Veterinary Hospital

Oak Ridge Veterinary Hospital

Parkway Animal Hospital

Pellissippi Veterinary Hospital

Pet Well Clinic Alcoa

Pet Well Clinic Knoxville

Pet Wellness Clinic

Powell Animal Clinic

Ridgefield Animal Hospital

Rocky Hill Animal Hospital

Rogersville Animal Hospital

Rutledge Animal Clinic

Sevier County Animal Clinic

Seymour Veterinary Clinic

Smoky Mtn Animal Clinic

Sycamore Shoals Animal Hospital

Tazwell Pike Animal Clinic

Tellico Village Animal Clinic (Lenoir City Satellite)

The Pet Doctor

The Visiting Vet - Dr. Moody

Thunder Road Vet Services

Town and Country Animal HospitalTri-County Veterinary Clinic

Union County Animal Hospital

Upper Cumberland Vet Clinic- Crossvile

Upper Cumberland Vet Clinic- Wartburg

UTCVM - UT Veterinary Hospital

Veterinary Medical Center

Veterinary Services

Village Veterinary Clinic

Village Veterinary Hospital

Volunteer Veterinary Hospital

Washington Pk Veterinary Hospital

West Bearden Veterinary Hospital

White Pine Veterinary Practice

Young Williams Animal Center

Young's Animal Hospital

If your veterinarian is not on the above list, THAT IS ALRIGHT. We are happy to forward the clinic files to whom ever your veterinarian might be, where ever they are... even another state... for their normal follow up and care of your pet. 

If they are local, serving your pets in the greater Knoxville area, and aren't on the above list, they can join our list of happy veterinarians whose clients we gladly serve in the off hours for any critical care and emergency needs, until that veterinarian is able to take over in their own clinic. Just let us know... or ask them to contact us.

Compassionate Care with Reality: FEES

Standard Exam Fee

It is our policy to be straightforward in discussing fees and services. We are an AFTER HOURS EMERGENCY CLINIC, not a FREE clinic.

You will be provided with an estimate, and any available options, once your pet is examined by our doctor, often with the best case scenario, as well as the worst case (as sad as that sometimes is). 


The costs are not going to be the same as a regular clinic. (Same as an ER visit isn't the same as your regular doctor). The training, equipment needed, and variety of tools we have to keep in stock are also often different (than a regular care provider). Therefore, emergency care will necessarily cost more than routine health care.  If there is a financial concern, please notify us in advance, as we do not wish to create any hardship for anyone. 


A deposit will be required at the time of admission. The remainder of the bill is due when you pick up your pet.

We accept payment with cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. We also offer CareCredit. To see if you qualify you can go to or call 1-800-859-9975.  We also take ASPCA  Pet Health Insurance

IF your Emergency does NOT
involve a Dog or Cat,
check out these resources

Horses, Cows, Goats, Pigs, any livestock, large animals, reptiles, and exotics animal
UT Veterinary Hospital

Snakes, Lizards, other Reptiles, Amphibians (frogs), Hamsters, Sugar Gliders, Parrots, and all other exotic creatures.
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