Emergency Pet Care

If your dog, cat, or exotic pet is in need of immediate medical care during normal business hours, and you are a current Lange Animal Hospital client, please call us immediately at:


  • For exotic pets, we can only see current patients if an exotics veterinarian is available at that time. 
  • For after-hours emergencies and cases we are unable to treat, we recommend the following 24 hour emergency hospitals below:

After-Hours Emergency Hospitals

For Dogs and Cats:

Animal Emergency and Specialty Center
10213 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37922
P: 865-690-6481

For Exotic Pets:

UT College of Veterinary Medicine
2407 River Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996
P: 865-974-8387

You can also contact ASPCA Poison Control for additional information at 888-426-4435.

When to Bring in Your Pet for Urgent Care

We recommend that you call us immediately if your pet is experiencing any of the following:

  • Choking or having difficulty breathing
  • Hit by a car or suffered blunt-force trauma of any kind
  • Ingested a foreign object such as a toy, sock, or string
  • Ingested something poisonous
  • Profuse bleeding
  • Inability to move or stand
  • Unusually warm or cold
  • Having a seizure
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Excessive vomiting and/or severe diarrhea
  • Blood in stool
  • Unable to pass stool or urinate

When in doubt about your pet’s condition, call us—our team will be more than happy to answer your questions, offer advice, or set up a room so we can see your pet.

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