The doctors at Nashville Veterinary Specialists + Animal Emergency see patients for scheduled appointments with our specialists and for non-scheduled medical emergencies. Our Nashville hospital is open for walk-in emergencies 24-hours a day. You don’t need an appointment or referral to use our emergency services.
A referral from your primary care veterinarian is needed to schedule an appointment with one of our specialists. NVS serves as an extension of your primary care vet by providing specialty services when needed. Your primary care veterinarian knows the medical history of your pet, and is in the best position to determine if your pet needs advanced medical care. If your veterinarian detects conditions that require advanced specialty care, he or she will refer you to one of our specialists.