About Us

Our 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, our full service facility offers comprehensive and up-to-date medical treatment for pets.

General Information

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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.
Map & Directions 


Monday-Friday –    7:30am-5:30pm
Saturday –            8:30am-2:00pm
Sunday-                Closed

After Hours & Emergencies –

UT Veterinary Medical Center – (865) 974-8387
Animal Emergency & Specialty Center of Knoxville – (865) 693-4440
Knoxville Pet Emergency Clinic – (865) 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 Options

  • Payment is requested at the time service is rendered.
  • For your convenience, we accept cash, local checks, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, Care Credit,  Scratchpay, and Trupanion Pet Insurance(It’s best to invest in Trupanion as a puppy or kitten)
  • For your protection and guidance by the Red Flag Rules, we require that all credit
    card slips must be signed by the owner of the card and all checks presented by the signer on the checking account.