Rocky Top Veterinary Hospital

Rocky Top Veterinary Hospital


This team is awesome!!!! They also impressed my furbaby.....which shows their kindness and caring attitude!!! Each staff member who participated in my dog's care was genuine. Having new-onset seizure activity has been soooo shocking to us....we have been unnerved to say the least!!! First, there was fact obtaining with interactive discussion....wonderful information from very educated staff and it was like "Seizure 101"...really!!! It is obvious that each team member is "in it to do it right" with consideration for furbaby as well as fur-parents!!! Everything was thoroughly covered, and we left feeling that our concerns were alleviated. Even though we are quite aware "he is just a pet", he is family and it is up to us to procure reasonable services for his well-being and comfort. The Lord provided wonderful blessings by guiding us to these fantastic people!!!
Diesel really likes coming to see you all.
I would like to say a big "Thank You" to Dr Matt Quillen and the staff at Rocky Top Veterinary Hospital for taking the time out of their booked appointments today to see Ziggy. It meant the world to us!πŸΎπŸ’–
Nice place. However, you will need a lot of money for your visits.
Happy World Veterinarian Day! I'm so thankful for you all and the amazing work that you do! 😊❀
$3000.00 reward, no questions asked. could end up anywhere Kreed was stolen on June 23, 2017 from his home in Russellville/Enon, MO. he could be anywhere, please share this post and bring home to an 11 year old missing him so much, his whole family is devastated, thank you. person who bought him is innocent and do not know he was stolen, which is sad but he belongs back home with his family. if found please call 5736192447 or text. facebook group for kreed you can join
My heart is heavy this morning with the passing of my Junior. He passed away peacefully in my arms at sunrise this morning. My black man lived a long 13 years. His heart was enlarged. So metaphorically he died a of huge heart full of love. I will miss him dearly. Achilles will be waiting on you. I would like to thank Duckworth Animal Hospital, Rocky Top Veterinary Hospital & UT Veterinary Hospital for caring for him all these years.πŸ’™
I just wanted to share a picture of my recently adopted kitten, Milo. I didn’t even know I needed a kitten until I saw him in your lobby. Thanks again for allowing me to adopt him!
Thank you Dr. Cooper for being a wonderful vet to Junior. He’s 13 today.
Thank you guys, your were very kind to my mother and her dog today. I know your the same for everyone, but you made her feel special. jb
Had to put my dog down today. Such a hard thing to do but I just have to tell everyone how nice and caring Dr. Quillen and his staff have been to me. I will never forget it. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
We are so happy to have Pepper home and we cannot thank you all enough for the love, care, and compassion you showed her (and us) GRATITUDE❀

At Rocky Top Veterinary Hospital, we treat your pets like family!

Welcome to Rocky Top Veterinary Hospital! We are excited to serve you and your pets! We know how much your pets mean to you, and we hope that you find that we care for them and their well-being just as much! Our staff includes Dr. Matt Quillen, Dr. Tony Greer, and Dr. Amanda Greer. All our veterinarians are graduates of the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine, and are proud to serve your family. Rocky Top Veterinary Hospital is a full-service veterinary hospital for dogs, cats, birds, ferrets, rabbits and other pocket pets. We offer routine wellness care and vaccinations, sick pet care with an on-site diagnostic laboratory and Intensive Care Unit, and a surgical suite equipped with laser surgery technology for the benefit of your pet. We also provide 24-hour on-call emergency services. Grooming and boarding services are also available for your pets. Please look around our page, and visit our website for more information on all that we have to offer in the care of your pets!

Rocky Top Veterinary Hospital would like to formally welcome Dr. Kayla Swanay to the Rocky Top family! Dr. Swanay brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Rocky Top team and will be providing small animal veterinary medical and surgical care along side Dr. Quillen and Dr. Kirchberg. She is from the high desert area of Northern Nevada. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Nevada, Reno, and went on to pursue her lifelong dream of caring for people and their pets by earning her DVM from Auburn University in 2015, and has been working in the Tri-Cities area of East Tennessee ever since. Kayla enjoys preventative medicine and soft tissue surgery. Together, she and her husband enjoy caring for their two dogs, miniature pig, and 4 horses on their small hobby farm. In her spare time, Kayla takes pleasure in reading, cross stitching, spending time outdoors, and riding her horses. Welcome to our team Dr. Swanay!

Happy Independence Day from your Rocky Top Family! Have a safe and blessed holiday weekend!

[06/17/20]   Dr. Matt here. I would just like to say how proud I am of our amazing staff as employees and as people. We had a health situation with a client today that was very subtle. Our staff picked up on something being wrong because they have such a close relationship with our clients and they reached out to the client's family members. Sure enough, there was something off. They then assisted in getting this client home safely for help. That is the above and beyond care that makes me so proud to call these people our own. I am thankful to work with such amazing people.

Come by today and snap a picture in our kissing photo booth with your fur babies! Here are some pictures full of cuteness ❀

We are excited to announce that on Monday, June 1st, we will be reopening our lobby for customer entrance. These last few months have been difficult on everyone, and we very much appreciate your cooperation with our curbside care during the pandemic. We will still be happy to accommodate curbside care or any customers who do not feel comfortable entering public businesses at this time. We are taking appropriate measures inside our lobby to maintain adequate social distancing in order to remain responsible during this time. We are excited to se you all back inside our exam rooms and in our lobby once again!

Also, in order to make this time even more special, we will be doing several fun and complementary things for our loyal clients and patients as National Pet Appreciation Week kicks off. We will have goody bags, refreshments, and even a pet photo booth setup in our lobby. We will also have several animals available for adoption provided by multiple, local rescue organizations.

Thank you again for entrusting us with your pet's care!

On this Memorial Day please don't forget to honor those four-legged soldiers that have lost their lives serving their country. These dogs and the people that they worked with side by side are true American heroes. Rocky Top Veterinary Hospital would like to thank you all for making the ultimate sacrifice in order to protect our freedom! 🐾 πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡²

Click on the link below for a Mother's Day Coupon from our personal online pharmacy, Vetsource! This is a GREAT idea for several of our clients and for numerous reasons. One idea in particular is having your pet's food ordered through our online pharmacy and have it placed on "autoship" where it's automatically ordered and shipped to your doorstep! Our receptionists would be happy to help any of our interested clients get on board with this and they can even help you determine the need and frequency of food delivery. Another KEY IDEA would be for flea and tick preventives as well such as Heartgard, Nexgard, Trifexis, etc.

These coupons are automatically sent out by Vetsource, the online pharmacy, on behalf of our veterinary practice. If you'd like to make sure you receive these e-mails, please make sure we have your updated e-mail on file at the clinic. You can call us at 423-525-5699 or e-mail us at [email protected] to make these updates!

Today is Dr. Matt's birthday!! Because we're still doing curbside service, he'll be outside several times today so HONK real loud to show your love for Dr. Matt today while you drive by!!

Happy birthday Dr. Matt!!

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As practice manager, I'd like to take this moment and point out the HUGE EFFORTS made by the veterinary community... nationwide, but specifically this crew right here!!! (although some are not pictured) Human healthcare workers are being properly acknowledged, similarly to all other essential workers, but I don't see where the Veterinary community is being nearly accepted or acknowledged as essential workers during the 2020 COVID-19 crisis. I can personally attest to just how extra hard this crew has been working over the past 6 weeks and continues to work, making several changes to daily routines to better serve our community including limiting visits to essential services, curbside care, increasing number of drop off visits, and expanding their interactions through extensive phone calls.... all of these changes to keep our loved ones and themselves safe! These changes make for a crazy change in pace, but I have seen some of the best teamwork from this crew and I just had to publicly acknowledge all of them! Please share this post to continue this acknowledgement and to show our love and support for this crew!

P.S. Even if you're not a client of ours, be sure to thank your entire loyal Veterinary staff for their efforts during this time!

Cooper says, "Rocky Top you'll always be home sweet home to me!" What a handsome little guy he is!

Just a friendly reminder that these pesky parasites are out in full force and they DO NOT practice social distancing! We have seen an increased number of fleas and ticks in the last few weeks, and have already diagnosed multiple cases of heartworm disease. Call or stop by and let us help to keep your pets protected so that you don't end up spending your time in quarantine with 60,000 of your closest flea friends!

No need to worry about our curbside care on rainy days...WE'VE GOT YOU COVERED! πŸ™‚β˜”πŸΆπŸ±β˜”πŸ™‚

*IMPORTANT COVID-19 INFORMATION* - As many of you know, in the past few weeks we have taken several steps to ensure the safety of our clients during the COVID-19 pandemic. Starting on Wednesday April 1st, Rocky Top Veterinary Hospital will be operating on a "curbside care" or "drop off" basis only. We are 100% able to continue providing the essential care that your pets need during this crucial time, however we are taking this step as an additional precaution to ensure the health of our clients and their families. When you arrive at our facility, please stay in your car. You will be greeted in the parking lot by one our staff members. They will discuss your pet's visit with you and will bring your pet inside. For curbside care please remain in your car until the visit is finished and your pet is returned to your vehicle. If you are dropping off your pet, you will be able to leave and return for your pet at the pre-discussed time. Please have all dogs on a leash. If you do not have a leash, we can provide one. Please have all cats and small exotic pets in an appropriate secured carrier. We know this may be a slight inconvenience, and we thank you for your cooperation during this time until the risk of disease is lessened. We look forward to continuing to provide care for your furry, feathered, and scaly loved ones!

We have had some questions from clients regarding COVID-19 and if it should be of concern for pet owners. Please see the photos below for general information on this virus for pet owners from the American Veterinary Medical Association. With widespread business closings and the implementation of social distancing, veterinary Hospitals have widely been designated as 'Essential Businesses' by government agencies. Rocky Top Veterinary Hospital will remain open to provide the care for you and your pets that you have come to know and rely on. Rest assured that we are being very diligent with daily cleaning and disinfecting. With that being said, we are happy to provide "curbside care" that would allow you to remain in your vehicles while we come to your car and bring your pet in to the facility for care. We have always and will continue to welcome drop off cases for care to be picked up later in the day. We offer medications by mail and have our online pharmacy available through a link on our website If you have any other questions, or if your pet needs care and you have personal health concerns or are immunocompromised, please reach out to our staff at 423-525-5699 and we will help in any way possible. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for trusting us with the care of your furry family members!

We have had such an amazing response to our February dental special! We are excited to announce that we are going to extend this special through the end of March! If you missed a chance at getting a 10% discounted rate for your pet's dental cleaning, call us today to schedule in March so that you can take advantage of this great deal!

As practice manager, this is the BEST part of my job! In fact, I would like to declare myself as an official Rocky Top cuddler! πŸ₯°πŸ€—πŸΆπŸˆ

I better get my snuggling mode ready for this month though because we are having a 10% off SPAY & NEUTER special for the month of March! πŸ€

This is a perfect time for all of those Christmas puppies and kittens, or even those who are at least 4-6 months of age! I'll be ready to snuggle them all and if my arms are full, I can guarantee I've got about 22 other hands on staff who are ready to snuggle them! πŸ₯°β€

Just an FYI, we are also extending the 10% off dental cleanings 🦷 throughout the month of March given the numerous requests during February!

Be sure to call us to get your fur baby's appointment today!

Dr. Matt, Haley, Dr. Kathryn, and Stephanie are learning a lot of new and exciting things at the Western Veterinary Conference! They are super excited about staying updated on the newest and best ways to treat your pets!

We are in love! These two beautiful girls came in to see us yesterday for their new puppy wellness examinations. This is the visit where we discuss diets, vaccinations, preventatives, and spay/neuter. This is also a great time to sit down and discuss any questions or concerns that new families may have of their new companion. We now have these two beauties on a path to a long and healthy life!

We absolutely LOVE when we get to meet new patients! Roman came to see us for the first time this morning for his initial examination and to discuss his health/wellness plan. Establishing a new pet and discussing all health needs is a vital part of getting started on the right track with a new furry friend. Roman is adorable and has an amazing personality...he will be a great companion for his new family!

We are so very proud to say that our amazing Jerri Gunter has done it AGAIN!! Thanks to everyone who voted for Jerri as BEST PET GROOMER!! We're so proud of you!

Dr. Matt in his happiest of happy armful of Golden puppy, a face full of puupy kisses and a heart full of love!

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Rocky Top Veterinary Hospital is now offering Pet ID cards! We're so thrilled to provide you with this convenient, adorable, and important health ID for your pet(s)! Pet ID cards are FREE for each pet that you bring in for their annual wellness* exam, but may also be purchased at any time. The card includes pertinent health information of your pet as well as their photo and is then delivered to you along with a coupon for additional savings towards particular services within our hospital! We've attached a sample ID card (front & back).

Call us today to make your pet's appointment for their wellness/annual check-up exam!


*Wellness exams include with or without vaccines, fecal analysis, and full blood panel. Additionally, optional wellness services that are recommended for your pet(s) such as urinalysis and microchipping may also be combined and are performed at a discounted rate, if performed with the annual wellness exams!

We are so excited for January....we get to see all the new puppies and kittens from Santa. We are offering a 10% discount for all new puppy and kitten exams this month. Call to schedule yours 423-525-5699.

As we ring in the New Year we would like to take this moment to sincerely thank each and every one of our loyal clients who allow us to provide medical care to their beloved companions on a daily basis. The trust that you have for us is one that we value immensely and we strive every day to maintain that trust. We have a great passion for what we do and seeing you with your furry friends come through our doors everyday makes our job so enjoyable. We look forward to yet another year with our clients, both new and existing, of sharing the joy of your pets and the relationships that we build! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Happy New Year!

As we prepare to ring in the new year, we would like to share our January special! In the month of January we will be giving a 10% discount for new puppy and new kitten examinations. We want to see those new Christmas fur babies so that we can help get them started on the right track when it comes to their health and wellbeing! Call us to set up an appointment at 423-525-5699...we would love to meet your new companions!

Merry Christmas from the Rocky Top family!!!

We have openings this Friday and Monday, call to schedule 423-525-5699

Even after being opened for 8 years, we still have several clients who never knew we offered grooming, or even boarding(see below). We currently have on staff 2 experienced, well-rounded groomers who are capable of a variety of grooming needs for all breeds of dogs. They groom cats as well! Not sure if a full groom isn't necessarily needed for your pet, but want areas touched up, cleaned up, or even colored? We've got it covered on ALL THAT AND MORE! Call us today for your appointment!

Stay tuned for our boarding announcement in a few weeks!

The entire Rocky Top Veterinary Hospital family would like to send out a sincere THANK YOU to all of our military veterans. Your service and sacrifices allow us to enjoy the life that we have. As a way to say thank you, we offer a military discount that can be applied to your veterinary bill everyday. Thank you for serving our great nation!

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Rocky Top Veterinary Hospital is proud to announce that we will now be able to provide another treatment option that is considered to be a HUGE medical advancement for treating our fur babies!

Laser Therapy Can Help Your Pet Recover Better & Faster From Almost Any Condition, Including:
β€’ Osteoarthritis (DJD)
β€’ Joint Pain
β€’ Tendinopathies/Ligament Sprains/ Muscle Strains
β€’ Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD)
β€’ Spinal Arthritis
β€’ Puncture Wounds
β€’ Post-Surgical Pain
β€’ Post-Surgical Incision Care from Spays/Neuters/Dentals/and even Mass Removals
β€’ Neck and Back Pain
β€’ Hip Dysplasia
β€’ Burns
β€’ Chronic Wounds
β€’ Rehabilitation
β€’ Post-Orthopedic Surgical Recovery
β€’ Bone Fractures
β€’ Edema/Swelling Conditions
β€’ Acute Trauma/Injury
β€’ Cellulitis (Infection)
β€’ Cystitis (Bladder Inflammation)
β€’ Otitis (Ear Disease)
β€’ Lick Granulomas
β€’ Abscesses
β€’ Hot Spots/Dermatitis
β€’ Pododermatitis (Infection between Toes)
β€’ Aural Hematomas
β€’ Gingivitis/Stomatitis (Inflammation of Gums)
β€’ Dental Procedures/Extractions
β€’ Eosinophilic Granuloma Complex (Rodent Ulcers)
β€’ Neuropathy
β€’ And Much More!


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5415 Andrew Johnson Hwy E
Afton, TN

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:30
Thursday 08:00 - 17:30
Friday 08:00 - 17:30
Saturday 08:00 - 12:00
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