Monroe County Animal Hospital (MCAH) is a full service animal hospital, operating from a 7200 sq.ft. facility in Sweetwater, Tennessee, custom built in 2000. A satellite clinic operates on Monday and Friday mornings in nearby Tellico Plains.

From routine health testing, vaccinations and surgeries (such as spays and neuters), to unexpected emergencies and acute care requiring x-rays or an isolation area, the team of veterinarians, qualified veterinary technicians, and well-trained staff can meet your pet's needs. Pet dentistry, wound care, post-operative care, and proper handling during exams and treatments all contribute to the compassionate pet care that Monroe County Animal Hospital has formed its reputation around.


The Sweetwater facility is equipped with multiple examination rooms, a triage area and surgery room, an x-ray room with digital radiography, an aid in making fast diagnoses. The digital technology improves the image quality of x-rays and allows the veterinarians to adjust exposure, zoom in and pan - helpful tools for better analysis. There is also an ultrasound machine, and a lab area for in-house blood work.

Laser therapy is a non-invasive tool used at MCAH in the treatment of dogs and cats. The near-infrared range of laser light triggers a reaction which increases blood flow to tissues, promoting growth and improving the way tissue repairs and renews itself. At Monroe County Animal Hospital, laser treatments are used to alleviate discomfort of chronic pain, treat conditions which cause lack of mobility like arthritis, help heal injuries, reduce inflammation and swelling, increase circulation, and manage post-operative and other pain.

MCAH has an on-site pharmacy for pet prescriptions, and a selection of over-the-counter pet products. Choose from the latest heartworm, flea and tick preventatives to treatments for digestive, skin, eye, ear and other problems. We also sell everyday vitamins, Hills prescription pet food, Science Diet for dogs and cats, collars and leashes, and yummy treats.

X-ray lab
Ellie Mae
Vets discuss case

For larger pets, the Sweetwater facility has a 1200 sq.ft. barn on the premises, equipped with head chutes and holding pens. MCAH works cooperatively with large animal veterinarian Bryan Beason DVM (423-337-1243).

Planning a trip? Let your pet stay with us. Monroe County Animal Hospital has clean, comfortable, climate controlled boarding for dogs and cats. We have a variety of different size cages and kennels, inside and out, for your canine companion. We also have a fenced area for him or her to run and exercise. For precious lap cats, we have a separate boarding room, with a variety of cages. Advance reservations are recommended.

Monroe County Animal Hospital's veterinarians generously give back to the community, discounting fees for services to the local spay/neuter program SNAP (423-884-6801). The practice's vets are among 1st Responders to Agricultural Disasters for TN Department of Agriculture/TEMA, and also work cooperatively with Midland Pet Emergency Center, Inc., in Alcoa for evening, holiday, and weekend pet emergencies.

Whether it's your pet's first veterinary visit or many visits down the road as we watch him or her grow, Monroe County Animal Hospital is here every step of the way, to give you confidence and guidance in caring for your pet, and to deliver the proper care your furry friend deserves.

Doctor Curtis with pet