Finding a Vet for Exotic Pets in Tennessee

Spike - Bearded Dragon Picture
Spike - Bearded Dragon. Photo © Gail Altree

If you don't think you need an exotics vet then you are mistaken. Just because your pet doesn't need vaccines doesn't mean he shouldn't get an annual exam and a fecal sample checked to make sure he is as healthy as he may look. Exotics are especially good at hiding illness and you may be surprised as to what an exotics vet may find on a routine exam.

But not all vets see exotics, and not all exotics vets see exotic pets.

This list will help you in choosing the best exotics vet for you and your pet but make sure that specific vet sees your specific kind of pet. Some exotics vets only see birds, others see only pocket pets, while others still see everything under the sun. And even if you don't ever plan on taking your pet to the vet you should know where you are headed ​in case of an emergency (but you should really take him in for a check-up so you are an established client first!).

If you are still having trouble finding the right vet for your pet in Tennessee try checking in a neighboring state.

Vets in Tennessee

  • Dr. Tony Ashley, Animal Clinic East, 1414 Gunbarrel Rd., Chattanooga, 423-894-8495 (sees reptiles, call about other exotic pets)
  • Dr. Katherine Baine, ABVP (Avian), Animal Emergency and Specialty Center, 10213 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, 865-693-4440
  • Dr. Sarah Bendorf, Family Pet Hospital, 530 New South Drive, Clarksville, 931-358-5855 (sees a variety of pocket pets, call about other exotic pets)
  • Dr. Kyle Daniel, Animal Care Clinic, 2040 New Salem Rd., Murfreesboro, 315-896-3434 (sees reptiles, call about other exotic pets)
  • Dr. Brandon Dixon, Volunteer Veterinary Clinic, 160 New Shackle Island Rd., Hendersonville, 615-824-8411 (sees a variety of pocket pets and birds, call about other exotic pets)
  • Dr. Cheryl Greenacre, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee, 2407 River Drive C-247, Knoxville, 865-9745503 (sees a variety of pocket pets, call about other exotic pets)
  • Dr. Richard Hall, Pellissippi Veterinary Hospital, 1717 Schaeffer Rd., Knoxville, 865-691-8387 (sees reptiles and birds, call about other exotic pets)
  • Dr. David Hannon, Avian & Exotic Animal Veterinary Services, 830 N. Germantown Parkway #103, Cordova, 901-624-9002 (sees birds and pocket pets, call about other exotic pets)
  • Dr. Thomas Harbin, Animal Health Clinic, 2002A Hillsboro Hwy., Manchester, 615-728-6633 (sees reptiles, call about other exotic pets)
  • Dr. Michael P. Jones, ABVP, Univ of Tennessee, College of Veterinary Medicine, 2407 River Drive - Rm C247, Knoxville, 865-974-8387 (sees most exotic pets, call about your specific species)
  • Dr. J.C. Kile, Kile Animal Clinic, 248 Cumberland View Rd., Clinton, 615-457-4490 (sees reptiles, call about other exotic pets)
  • Dr. Michael Lutz, Mobley Veterinary Clinic, 4709 Gallatin Pike, Nashville, 615-262-0415 (sees reptiles and birds, call about other exotic pets)
  • Dr. Shannon McGee, Collierville Animal Clinic, 474 Hwy 72, Collierville, 901-853-8519 (sees reptiles, call about other exotic pets)
  • Dr. Van Pennington, 2445 Morris Gentry Blvd., Antioch, 615-361-4646 (sees reptiles, call about other exotic pets)
  • Dr. Tonnie M. Ray, Avian and Exotics Center of Nashville, 3806 Old Hickory Blvd, Old Hickory, 615-360-0944
  • Dr. Jackie Smith, Animal Clinic of Clarksville, 1567 Ft. Campbell Blvd., Clarksville, 931-645-9890 (sees reptiles, call about other exotic pets)
  • Dr. James Talbot, Belle Forest Animal Hospital, 154 Belle Forest Cir., Nashville, 615-662-1700 (sees reptiles, call about other exotic pets)
  • Dr. Greg Thomas, All Animals Veterinary Hospital, 2163 Hwy, 48 N, Dickson, 615-446-7991 (sees reptiles, call about other exotic pets)
  • Dr. Glenn Weatherly, Collierville Pet Hospital, 18 South Byhalia Rd., Collierville, 901-853-7330 (sees reptiles, call about other exotic pets)

For a complete listing of states click here.