In the event of an emergency during normal business hours, we will do our best to accommodate emergencies at the clinic*. 

We always appreciate a call ahead so that we can prepare for your arrival.

*Because we are a small general practice, there are times when we are unable to give adequate attention to emergent patients - in which case we will direct you to the nearest general practitioner or emergency clinic (depending on the severity of the emergency, it may be prudent to go immediately to the emergency hospital).


After hours emergencies should proceed to the nearest veterinary emergency center. There are three in Chattanooga, listed below in order of proximity to Ringgold Animal Hospital.

Animal Emergency and Specialty Center

6393 Lee Highway

Chattanooga, TN 37421



Veterinary Care and Specialty Group

3201 Broad Street

Chattanooga, TN 37408



VCA Regional Institute for Veterinary Emergencies and Referrals (RIVER)

2132 Amnicola Highway

Chattanooga, TN 37406