Excellent Veterinary Care by Extraordinary Professionals
“Not to hurt our humble brethren is our first duty to them, but to stop there is not enough. We have a higher mission—to be of service to them wherever they require it.” ~ Francis of Assisi
Village Veterinary Medical Center is a full-service companion animal veterinary hospital that has been serving the Knoxville community since 1981. In February 2010, we moved just next door into our brand new hospital featuring more than 10,000 square feet, a large reception with a client refreshment area, six large examination rooms, expansive runs, dog suites and cat condos for boarding, new laboratory equipment to run advanced diagnostics, a huge state-of-the-art surgery suite, and much more!
We are excited to be in a hospital that now represents the exceptional medicine and customer service we provide and invite you to stop in for a guided tour by one of our staff members.
Our Standard of Care
We are accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). Our extraordinary services and facilities are designed to provide preventive care for healthy pets, early detection and treatment of disease as your pet ages, and complete medical and surgical care as necessary throughout your pet’s life.
Green Technology: Raising the Bar for Care
Many of our clients comment on how beautiful our building is; however, most of them don’t know that we incorporated a “green” standard into our facility. Many of our decisions regarding the building process were geared around the impact on the environment. The result employs a more environmentally friendly workplace for our staff as well as a much greener building for our community.
Our environmentally friendly philosophy incorporates simple measures such as motion-activated lights on sensors with timers, compact fluorescent energy efficient bulbs (CFLs), certain water faucets on a sensor system, high efficiency appliances, and lots of energy efficient windows to flood all areas with direct natural light, including skylights, further helping to reduce our carbon footprint. The natural light also promotes a healthier sense of well-being for the staff, our patients, and clients.
The hospital is insulated with Icynene® water-blown insulation, which acts as an air seal to lock out dust, allergens, and pollutants from entering the building, creating a healthier indoor environment. In turn, it helps reduce the production of greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide. It can also help reduce energy use and costs by as much as 50%.
Our choice to use a white roof cuts down on our energy consumption by reflecting solar heat. Studies show that white roofs reduce air-conditioning costs by 20% or more in hot, sunny weather. Lower energy consumption also means fewer of the carbon dioxide emissions that contribute to global warming.
Our landscape design utilizes indigenous plantings and trees that will help to shade the building when mature, therefore decreasing energy consumption. We’ve also tried to use native species with a higher drought tolerance to minimize the need for extra watering.
Our primary flooring substrate is a relatively new product called Marmoleum, which is an eco-friendly sustainable green floor covering. We also have a comprehensive recycling program for paper, glass, plastics, cardboard, and printer toner.
At Village Vet, we are doing everything we can to help the environment and our neighborhood. Going green has been a big step for us. We are very proud of our accomplishments and hope you will take notice. We anticipate that by making this choice to go green, we will not only do our part for the environment, but also start a trend in the Farragut business community.
“The entire staff truly cares about the health and quality of life of their client’s pets... and the awareness of the feelings of the pet owner. In this day of awful or non-existent “customer service,” this Clinic proves daily that care and compassion can come naturally. One could not ask for more... ”
—Judy, Vonore, TN
“From the greeting you receive opening the double doors into the bright airy reception, to the detailed, kind compassionate care given to every animal and their humans, you will feel as if you have come home to your pet’s family.”
“The caliber of the medical staff is exceptional. Even going beyond the education and the experience of the staff is their philosophy of superior patient care. The staff treats our pets as they would their own.”
“I have complete confidence in the judgment of the veterinarians. They have gotten to know me and my feelings are considered when treatment options are presented with the final decision being mine.”