RIVER is a 24hr emergency and critical care facility serving Chattanooga, TN and surrounding areas. We also offer specialty surgery, neurology, internal medicine, oncology, physical rehabilitation and more.
RIVER Vet Emergency Clinic
ServicesRIVER Vet Emergency Clinic practices at 2132 Amnicola Hwy, Chattanooga, TN 37406.
Animal hospitals offer general and emergency pet care services. Some animal hospitals offer 24 hour emergency services-call to confirm hours and availability.
To learn more, or to make an appointment with RIVER Vet Emergency Clinic in Chattanooga, TN, please call (423) 698-4612 for more information.
I was out of town when my small dog was brought here after something got stuck in his throat at the boarding facility. The veterinarian was friendly enough and kept me updated on my dog's status (even though he had the wrong phone number, they told me he called and left a few voicemails). Their pricing seemed to me to be a little overpriced. I did some research on the web about what to expect. Individually, the things they did to my dog weren't too expensive, but it added up. The endoscopy, IV, and anesthesia were the bulk of the ~$900 bill. I was able to do a payment plan, so I didn't have to pay it all at once.
However, I do have a pretty large complaint. I had been away all weekend and just getting updates via voicemail and through phone calls while I was trying to fly home and had not seen my dog in 2 days. All I wanted to do was see my dog and see that he was ok, but they didn't bring him out until after I paid the bill. I asked several times over the phone and again when I got to the facility to get an estimate on cost, but they didn't tell me. They also just told me the final price and didn't let me see the breakdown until after I signed everything. I'm sure I could have pushed a little harder, but I was exhausted and worried.
I would really only recommend this place in extreme emergency. They did a good job, but there were several fees (afterhours/weekend) and I had to pay for the exam (which I get for free withusual vet services). In my case, I was pleased with their services because they saved my dog's life. I just wish they had been a little more upfront about the cost.
I took my Miniature Dachshund Cooper, there last weekend. I woke up his eye was about to bulge out of his head. I took him right over to the River Vet emergency clinic I tech immediately came out and once I told her what I thought, she immediately took Cooper back to get him seen. I wasn't with him whole time but I would rather them take care of my dog first and then let me know what's going on. I would have just been in there way. She kept coming out giving me updates. After a while they let me know what they were doing and that Cooper had gotten into Rat Poison. They were doing blood work and giving him plasma because his blood, absolutely would not clot. He stayed over night, I got to see him before we left! A got a call the next morning Cooper was going to live!! The staff is very caring and friendly in an emergency situation. I would take my dogs NO WHERE ELSE!!! They rock!
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