Animal Emergency and Specialty Center provides emergency and specialty veterinary services throughout the Eastern Tennessee region. The hospital is based in Knoxville, TN and is open 24 hours, 7 days a week for walk-ins and immediate referrals. They are a fully staffed group of Board-certified veterinary specialists which have a wide variety of experience and training in emergency and critical care, internal medicine, surgery, oncology, and avian and exotic medicine (including poultry). The hospital offers advanced medical technology and equipment, including an on-site CT scanner, digital radiographs, ultrasound, complete in-house laboratory, radiation therapy system, and much more.
Katherine graduated from North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2010. After graduation she completed a small animal rotating internship at Blue Pearl Veterinary Partners in Tampa, FL and subsequently completed a 3-year avian and exotic companion mammal residency at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary medicine.She obtained board certification from the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners in Avian Practice in 2014 and is currently completing the requirements for the Exotic Companion Mammal Practice certification. Katherine’s interest in exotic pets was sparked early on by a feisty little companion, Buster Boyd the budgerigar (parakeet). He was her constant companion over many years and picked up phrases including, “pretty bird” and the catcall. Katherine’s passion for exotic pets was later encouraged by multiple mentors before and during veterinary school.