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The University of Tennessee

The College of Veterinary Medicine

Frequently Used Tools:


PAUSEline: (865)755-8839, Monday through Friday, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm.

You can call the PAUSEline to schedule counseling or consultation appointments. If there is no answer, please leave a message and someone with return your call within 24 hours or the next business day. This is not a crisis hotline.

If at any time you are experiencing a Mental Health Emergency, please call:

  • Peninsula Mobile Crisis - (865)539-2409
  • Boys and Girls Town National Hotline - 1-800-448-3000
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 1-800-273-TALK

Immediate Veterinary Need

If you have an immediate veterinary need, please call the UT Veterinary Teaching Hospital: (865) 974-8387

Non-Veterinary Emergency

If you are experiencing a non-veterinary emergency, please call: 911

Animal Control

To report sick, injured, or dead wildlife or stray animal for pick-up, please call:

  • Knoxville City Animal Control - (865)215-8639
  • Knox County Animal Control - (865)215-5240
  • Animal Shelter and Adoption

To relinquish or adopt an animal in the city of Knoxville, please call:

  • Young-Williams Animal Center - (865)215-6599


If you are looking for spay or neuter services in Tennessee, please call CAIT (Companion Animal Initiative of Tennessee): 1-866-907-7729





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