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Our appointment desk is open between the hours of 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Monday thru Friday. To refer emergency cases, contact us at 865-974-8387 (We are available 24/7 – every day.)
The Avian and Exotics and Zoological Hospital at the University of Tennessee Veterinary Medical Center’s John and Ann Tickle Small Animal Hospital is staffed by veterinarians who are board-certified by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners or the American College of Zoological Medicine, by veterinary residents, licensed veterinary technicians, and 4th-year veterinary students. Together, we provide state-of-the-art medical care for exotic and zoological species including pet birds and backyard poultry, ferrets, rabbits, and rodents (e.g. guinea pigs, hamsters, chinchillas, rats, and reptiles). Our faculty are responsible for the healthcare of the animals at the Knoxville Zoological Gardens, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park Service, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, The American Eagle Foundation and Tiger Haven, a sanctuary for large cats. Our specialists also provide consultation and care for animals of the Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga and the Ripley's Aquarium in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.
Our team works closely with other faculty in the Veterinary Medical Center who are board-certified specialists in radiology, ophthalmology, cardiology, surgery, oncology and neurology to provide the highest level of care possible for all our patients. In addition to providing advanced monitoring and hospitalization for critical patients, we also are equipped to perform advanced diagnostic and surgical procedures for all exotic and zoological species. Our diagnostic laboratory services have an international reputation for excellence and expertise in avian and exotic species laboratory testing.
Added: Fri Jan 31 2003
Last Modified: Mon Dec 21 2015