Frequently Asked Questions

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Airport Pet Emergency Clinic, Inc.

2436 Highway 75

Blountville, TN 37617

Phone: 423-279-0574

Fax: 423-279-0858



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Table of Contents

  1. How do I know if it's an emergency?
  2. Why was APEC formed?
  3. Who will treat my pet?
  4. Will somone be with my pet overnight?
  5. What is the cost of visiting the emergency clinic?
  6. What about payment?
  7. Will you tell my regular veterinarian what happens?
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  9. Click here for Office Hours and Contact Information.

How do I know if it's an emergency?

There are a lot of situations that warrant an emergency exam. Our pets can’t tell us where, how badly or why they hurt. If you are concerned about your pet, please give us a call. We’ll try to answer your questions as fully as possible. We have listed some common emergency situations or circumstances to help you decide if your pet needs to come in for an exam. Click here for list of emergencies.

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Why was APEC formed?

A group of area veterinarians formed the Airport Pet Emergency Clinic in 1994 to serve the needs of their patients after regular business hours. APEC if fully staffed with skilled assistants and a veterinarian onsite at all times to ensure the fastest care possible in case of emergency.

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Who will treat my pet?

We have three full time doctors on staff. Each is dedicated to emergency medicine and is a respected member of the veterinary community. You can meet our doctors and learn more about our staff by visiting our About Us page.

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Will someone be with my pet overnight?

We have staff on site all night long. Your animal will be housed in our treatment area and regularly monitored. Our doctor’s and assistants remain in the clinic and on duty from six pm until eight am Monday through Thursday and from Friday evening at six until Monday morning at eight am.

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What is the cost of visiting the emergency clinic?

You will be charged a $85.00 emergency exam fee for the doctor’s initial evaluation. After that exam an estimate will be prepared for you listing any further tests or treatments needed. You will be asked to review that estimate and to approve the costs before any further action is taken.

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What about payment?

Payment is due when services are rendered. We gladly accept MasterCard, Discover, and Visa, personal checks and cash. We do not have a financing program in place at the current time so all charges are due when you pick up. Click here to see our payment policies.

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Will you tell my regular veterinarian what happens?

We fax every patient’s daytime veterinarian with a copy of your pet’s chart and details on the treatment plan. It is always recommended that you check in with your vet on the next business day for possible follow-up instructions.

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