Asheville Highway Animal Hospital was started in 1979 as a one-veterinarian animal clinic operated in the same location by the founder, Dr. Joseph Kendrick. “Dr. Joe” has a deep love for animals and a vision of a veterinary hospital that treats pets with the same level of medical care and attention given to human patients.

It was his insight and dedication to veterinary medicine that has brought the family owned clinic to where it is today. Now accompanied by his son “Dr. Rick” Kendrick, his daughter-in-law “Dr. Reichla” Kendrick, and “Dr. Lori” Baxter, the full service facility offers comprehensive and up-to-date medical treatment for pets.


Featured pet

Good golly miss Molly! Our pet spotlight this month features a sweet little one-eyed Shih Tzu girl with tons of personality. Molly came to our clinic in May with a ruptured cornea in her right eye and a very worried mommy. Dr. Joe knew that removing Molly’s eye was best, but because of her history of heart problems, he also knew it would be a risk to put her under anesthesia. However, after several rounds of eye ointments and antibiotics, we realized that we would have to make the tough call to sedate and remove the eye in order to save her life. Under the watchful eyes of the doctors and techs, Molly did very well during her surgery and recovered better than we could've hoped. We at AHAH have all grown very attached to her and her sweet owner and continue to look forward to our visits with them.


4516 Asheville Hwy
Knoxville TN 37914

We are located one block from Kroger. Parking for our hospital is located in the front of the building near the glass entrance.
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Monday-Friday 7:30am-7:00pm
Saturday 8:30am-2:00pm
Sunday Closed
After Hours & Emergencies 637-0114

Because we understand that busy schedules can make it difficult to bring your pet in, we also offer the option of dropping off your pet in the morning and picking up in the after noon or evening. Please call us at 865-523-8434 to arrange for a drop-off appointment for your pet.


In order to allow sufficient time for our patients, we recommend that you call us to schedule an appointment so that you will not have to wait to be seen by the veterinarian. However, walk-ins are always welcome.

Charges for services:

Fees charged for services are based on amounts needed to maintain the high quality of care we are proud to provide. Payment is requested at the time service is rendered. For your convenience, we accept cash, local checks, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and Care Credit.