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Welcome to Regional Institute for Veterinary Emergencies & Referrals

Your Emergency and Specialty Referral Office in Chattanooga, TN
Call us at 423-698-4612

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Caring for animals requires a special breed of people - those with the knowledge and expertise to heal, plus the compassion to enhance healing and that's exactly what you'll find at the Regional Institute for Veterinary Emergencies and Referrals - RIVER

We're on the leading edge of veterinary specialty and emergency medicine, patient care, and education.  Our top-ranked, board-certified veterinarians, skilled technicians and caring staff treat more than 11,000 patients a year.  That means more than 200 referring veterinarians can expand the services they offer their clients.  With our world-class technologically advanced surgical and diagnostic center, RIVER is a proven leader in providing advanced diagnostics, treatments and cures.  We deliver specialty services in ophthalmology, surgery, internal medicine, cardiology, oncology, radiology and neurology along with critical and emergency care.

RIVER is truly a unique facility with some of the most advanced veterinary equipment found in the country.  This level and sophistication of care, similar to advanced human medical facilities, enables us to provide the highest quality specialty medicine possible.  Most importantly, we value the human/animal bond and consider our patients part of the family.  RIVER exists as a partner with your veterinarian, to provide the services and compassionate care required to go beyond the ordinary.  When your regular veterinarian makes the decision that your animal family member needs the expertise and care of a specialist or has a critical emergency, RIVER is the world-class choice for your animal family member.  

At Regional Institute for Veterinary Emergencies & Referrals, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Regional Institute for Veterinary Emergencies & Referrals | 423-698-4612

2132 Amnicola Hwy
Chattanooga, TN 37406