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The College of Veterinary Medicine

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Fees and Payment

Call for Appts: (865) 974-5701
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Information on Fee Estimates and Payment

The University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine thanks you for choosing its teaching hospital. To serve you better, we ask that you review the following information on fees and payment. The UT veterinary teaching hospital is self supporting and regulated by a state "fair competition" clause. Our fees are comparable to those of regional specialty private clinics.

Fee Estimates

Following an examination of your animal, the veterinarian in charge will provide an estimate of the approximate cost of services, procedures, tests, drugs and supplies to treat your animal. This fee estimate will reflect only the initial diagnostic and treatment plan and may change, based on your treatment decisions.

Treatment Decisions

Treatment of your animal is determined by your decisions, with consideration of your own financial resources. You have the right to decline any or all treatment suggested for your animal.


Payment is required at the time of service. If your animal is hospitalized, half of the estimate is due prior to services being provided; the final payment is due when your animal is discharged. If you have financial considerations that may make payment difficult, please discuss this with your veterinarian, so that less in-depth treatment options may be provided to you.


If your animal is insured, please provide the name of the insurance company at the time of admission. Insurance claims are reimbursed to the animal's owner after payment has been made to UT by the owner.

To Receive Updates on Costs

To receive an updated bill of your animal's treatments and services during the treatment process, please call the Large Animal Hospital at: 

(865) 974-5701 
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

You will be given a total of all charges to date for your animal's care.


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