Indian Ridge Animal Hospital in Kingsport, TN

We are here to service the cities of Kingsport, TN, Church Hill, TN, Blountville, TN, Fall Branch, TN, Johnson City, TN, Gate City, VA, Mt. Carmel, TN, Gray, TN, Rogersville, TN, Jonesborough, TN and more!

Our mission is to provide the highest quality medical and surgical veterinary care to our patients while providing our clients with education and assistance in all aspects of pet health, animal care and ownership, including public health awareness. We strive to exceed our clients’ expectations by treating owners and their pets with respect, honesty, and compassion and treating all animals as if they were our own.

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★★★★★ The staff of Indian Ridge Animal Hospital are very polite, positive and do their very best to help you recieve the help or solution that is necessary in caring for your pet.Thomas B.Thomas B. ★★★★★ I have been taking my animals here for about fifteen years now, I will never go anywhere else; they genuinley care about your pets and are affordable too.(If you cannot afford an animal please try to make sure you can before you decide to do so, I know life happens atleast try) I have never heard anything bad about them and know imediatly it isnt true if ever did. Wonderful, friendly staff, good owners in general! I recomend one thousand percent! Thank you Indian Ridge for all you do!Leigha B.Leigha B. ★★★★★ IndianRidge saw my cat treated her and called the next day to see how Winter was feeling.James F.James F. ★★★★★ Great people here, they made a potentially stressful experience easy. My puppy was scared but likes Dr Batts. Thanks!donna H.donna H. ★★★★★ The vet and vet technician were great with my dog. They recommended stuff but didn't push it on me (I've had vets do this before). The price wasn't terrible either. Only $32 for a checkup! They made my dog very comfortable too. We'll be back!Emily B.Emily B. ★★★★★ My little dog has been under Indian Ridges care for 11 years. All the Drs I've seen are good. I really like Dr Betts. She's very thorough, gentle and understanding.Zoe P.Zoe P. ★★★★★ Top notch office. Everyone is so friendly and compassionate. They go over all the options for treatment and don't pressure you to pick one or the other. Will never go to another place, others can't compete!!DeniseDenise ★★★★★ Very clean, Friendly Staff & easy to get appointments!Highly recommendJulie N.Julie N. ★★★★★ We absolutely love seeing Dr. Alexander at Indian Ridge! She is great with our dogs. The staff is always friendly, and we have always been able to get quick service, even during urgent unscheduled situations!Madyson C.Madyson C. ★★★★★ Best people around for your fur babies. Kind and attentive staff and doctors. We used indian Ridge for over 25 years.Ron L.Ron L. ★★★★★ The staff is the best! From the front office gals, to the techs, doctors and surgeons… they really do care. The Docs have even called me to check in after my cat’s surgery. They literally saved my cat’s life.The “park your car and text system” works wonderfully and eliminates any unnecessary interactions with other people and their pets. You text parking spot space, pet’s and your name and they text back telling you which room is ready for your appointment. No more crazy, noisy, waiting rooms. Just sit quietly in your car. Less stress on your pet and yourself. I love that! These are great Vets to take your furbabies to. I highly recommend Indian Ridge.cindy H.cindy H. ★★★★★ Dr. Mears and his entire staff are awesome!!! Star says she loves induan Ridge too🐾💕SUSAN W.SUSAN W. ★★★★★ Dr. Mears was very kind when he was taking care of my poodle who had a dislocated hip. He was very thorough and explained everything to me he was going to do and afterwards he explained everything that he had done and prognosis afterwards also. Very reasonableRegina W.Regina W. ★★★★★ Wonderful staff and doctors great with my babies and so compassionate durning hard times, my babies love them so muchAngela J.Angela J. ★★★★★ The best place in the Tri-Cities to take your pet. Beyond friendly staff makes it feel like you're not even at the vet. Absolutely professional, and fast, also knowledgeable on pet Care. This would be my #1 recommendation for ANY pet care.Dylan S.Dylan S. ★★★★★ Absolutely hands down best attention to our pets needs. And down to earth with explanations to direct needs.Mark and Selina C.Mark and Selina C. ★★★★★ Love this place they take great care of your petsGloria L.Gloria L. ★★★★★ The entire staff at Indian Ridge is absolutely wonderful. I am very picky abt my veterinarian. I had the same vet for over 20 yrs. When I switched I made sure he was the best. My 10 yr old baby tore her ACL and had to have surgery recently. My vet doesn't do the type required. It was either go to Knoxville (UT) or Dr Mears at Indian Ridge.On my 1st visit I was greeted and treated so nicely by the staff - that's shows a lot abt the doctors there. Dr Mears was very kind and explained everything and told me the price.On my second visit I took Sophie and she was greeted 1st very nicely and lovingly by the staff. When Dr Mears came in he didn't even look at me 1st, He greeted Sophie 1st! She loved him! As he was talking to me she went and sat in front of him and looked up at him (new for her). He paid her the attn she craved. 🙂 Anywho, that sold me on him. He greeted her 1st and loved on her and that was all I needed to see to know we made the right decision.Her surgery went wonderfully and she is newly recovering but doing great!Will I go back here? Yes. I will continue using my vet but if I need a back up, Indian Ridge will be the place. They are wonderful caring people.Oh, And shout out to Jerrie, who checked us in for surgery, she was soooo nice and kind and loved on Sophie and explained the process to me. She was awesome!!10 Stars for our experience here?Teena C.Teena C. ★★★★★ The Vets are very positive and see about the issue at hand. They are Friendly and curtious to everyone and good about getting you in and out if not busy. Thank you for helping my furbabiesMelanie B.Melanie B. ★★★★★ Thier interest is on your petJames L.James L. ★★★★★ You won't meet a more caring staff. From the front desk staff to the veterinarians. Highly recommend.M M.M M. ★★★★★ This place sucks...used to b great 30 years ago ....I just switched vets after 30 years...way over priced and service sucks...they don't answer the phone or return calls half the time!Sonia C.Sonia C. ★★★★★ This team is the best! Will always recommend!Sharon C.Sharon C. ★★★★★ Appreciate the team at Indian Ridge!! They are wonderful with pets....and people! They have been keeping our families pets healthy and happy for over 30 years. We would not trust our pets well being to another group. These folks are simply great!Steve L.Steve L. ★★★★★ My mini schnauzer was worked in following a trip to the emergency vet early Monday morning. He needed surgery for bladder stones. Everyone has been so nice and accommodating!Angie H.Angie H. ★★★★★ I took my sick dog to be seen and from the moment I walked in the staff was wonderful very helpful and compassionate.Julie S.Julie S. ★★★★★ These folks have been amazing reliable and caring for all my fur babies for years.Sean M.Sean M. ★★★★★ Love the vets and staff here! They are the best! They are always kind and knowledgeable, and show that they care about the patients and clients. There’s a reason so many people continue to go here 🙂Chantae C.Chantae C. ★★★★★ Best veterinary practice I've ever dealt with, no doubt.Benny G.Benny G. ★★★★★ Awesome people work there.And great place to take your pets.I love Dr.BattsMichael H.Michael H. ★★★★★ Excellent and friendly staff.Matthew C.Matthew C. ★★★★★ They are always so friendly and good with all of our dogs. Wouldn’t go anywhere else!Hannah C.Hannah C. ★★★★★ I have 3 Giant Breed Dogs and 7 cats. The vets here are wonderful. They have bent over backwards to get my fur babies in for appointments. They are thorough, provide excellent care and the entire staff are very kind and understanding. Extremely reasonable prices. Highly recommend!Always C.Always C. ★★★★★ Saw our cat on a Saturday. We were surprised at how quick we were seen. Friendly and thorough.Mark S.Mark S. ★★★★★ I brought my rescue chihuahua/mix in for his first veterinarian visit. The doctor at Indian Ridge is so sweet and warm; she answered all our questions thoroughly, and she estimated his age for us which is very helpful. The front desk staff is also friendly and accommodating. I also felt like her prices were very reasonable, which is very important to rescue families.Heather M.Heather M. ★★★★★ Dr.Bunch,is absolutely an amazing,understanding,caring,& compassionate doctor,we absolutely love him and would recommend him to any and everyone..Jessica Marcum.Destiny B.Destiny B. ★★★★★ Dr Mike and staff go above and beyond for their patients, even coming in on their off days to follow up with those in hospital. Great practice!Lenora C.Lenora C. ★★★★★ Indian Ridge Animal Hospital is a great veterinary to do business with their staff and Drs. are always on top of your animals care. Also as with today's world make sure to make an appointment before hand instead of walking in and everything will go like clockwork.Randy B.Randy B. ★★★★★ Always a great experience. They always take care of our dog needs.stan L.stan L. ★★★★★ We continue to take our 3 Yorkies to Indian Ridge because they're so caring and very thorough. Amanda is the most caring person. She loves the pets and will not give up on them. She's by far the best Vet we've ever had! I trust her so much. There's a great team of people works there. Jerrie was so very helpful today. When she discharged 2 of our 3 Yorkies she ensured we knew everything about them and their after care. I just love all of the people there!Pam H.Pam H. ★★★★★ As a fellow veterinarian in the area, without access to full service medicine, the staff and veterinarians at Indian Ridge have been wonderful, to both my referred patients, and my own pets. I highly recommend them!Sonja H.Sonja H. ★★★★★ Indian Ridge Animal Hospital has always been the best for our pups. Matt is wonderful. 2019 they were about to close and our Buggey Boy was sick and we knew it was time. Matt stayed for us and didn't rush. Matt, Holly, and I will never forget this. We brought our little girl in last week and another wonderful doctor took care of her. They have the best caring group of doctors, office staff, and vet techs and we will go nowhere else. Thank you, Indian Ridge. We greatly appreciate your amazing service.Tammi D.Tammi D. ★★★★★ Love the new system, got me in and out quick! Super friendly staff!Mike K.Mike K. ★★★★★ This animal Hospital is probably the best one in this area, bringing my dog since she was baby... Now she is 15 and still loves to come hereDzenanDzenan ★★★★★ Love this place and the great people there. My dogs and cats have been taken very good care here for many years.Cindy B.Cindy B. ★★★★★ Best of the best!Sandy B.Sandy B. ★★★★★ Thank you you lady’s are doing miracles for us I’m beyond grateful to your staff thank youRudy M.Rudy M. ★★★★★ Great staff. Very friendly. I overslept my kitten's appointment (I work graveyard) and they were very understanding and accommodating. They told me I could come right down and they'd see me no problem, and they did. We love Indian Ridge!Brianna S.Brianna S. ★★★★★ Recently got a pet and needed to have it neutered. But we also wanted to establish a relationship with a vet for any future problems. Picking out a vet was a big decision for us because we needed to have the “hospital” availability in the event something went wrong. We live quite a ways from the city. After reading multiple reviews about many vet offices plus animal hospitals in surrounding areas, we decided on Indian Ridge although it wasn’t necessarily the closest for us. It’s just a couple more miles farther than another option.In addition to basing my decision on other reviews, I called Indian Ridge. The lady I spoke with was so patient with all of my questions about price, recovery, etc. once at the clinic, every single office and medical personnel I came in contact with was fantastic! They were super busy at 7:30 in the morning and they handled each client with efficiency and in a caring manner. All of the clients appeared to be happy too which says a lot.The vet tech explained the procedure for dropping off our pet, picking him up, the post surgical instructions and more. The clinic also provides everything in detail in writing to include itemized pricing.K PK P ★★★★★ We followed Dr Alexander from a clinic in Johnson City, but we'd follow her anywhere! She's saved the life of more than one of our babies. Great techs here, too. 🙂Charlene M.Charlene M. ★★★★★ We had to put our old cat to sleep. They all were so nice to usGary D.Gary D. ★★★★★ Have taken all my pets here since 2009. Completely satisfied with service overall.Lynn S.Lynn S. ★★★★★ Great place, Doctor Batts is awesome.Cecil M.Cecil M. ★★★★★ Everyone is so caring and sweet to our furry family members 💗Dessie R.Dessie R. ★★★★★ All the staff are always caring about your fur baby. The doctors are understanding and take the time with each animal parent as needed. Will recommend to family and friends.Love this businessDoraleen D M.Doraleen D M. ★★★★★ We have used Indian ridge for years they have always been very helpful. They just helped us last week when a kitten of ours had to be put to sleep . They were very nice and cared so we didn't let it suffer anymore. Thank you Indian Ridge for all your help.Torrie M.Torrie M. ★★★★★ Best vets office. Professional, clean, friendly, and accommodating. I would highly recommend to everyone and anyone.Colleen B.Colleen B. ★★★★★ These are the kindest most reasonable vets we have dealt withJeffrey S.Jeffrey S. ★★★★★ Absolutely amazing staff saved my puppy's lifeBrittnie W.Brittnie W. ★★★★★ We had a small emergencywith our older mini schnauzer. The response from the staff was great. They immediately went into action to remove a bone lodged in her mouth and throat. Very professional and caring.Paul P.Paul P. ★★★★★ One of the best Veterinarian Hospitals I have dealt with in a long time, for several reasons. Our first visit was pleasant and affordable. The main office and exam rooms were clean. The staff is courteous , friendly and accommodating. The Vet. ( Dr. Mears) was considerate and communicated well in simple terms. He then kept his promise to call with results. Amazing these days!! The atmosphere while there was calm and I don’t dread bringing my senior dog ( who is normally sensitive and easily shaken,) there in the future. I truly believe they do their best to communicate well with their Clients and offer the best care. KUDOS!!!SJG M.SJG M. ★★★★★ They are the best at caring for my fur babies. They can & will do anything to help you. I have & will continue to recommend them to anyone. They are the nicest people you would ever want to care for your pets.Angela B.Angela B. ★★★★★ We love the staff , and our Dr , we've been coming here for almost 20 yearsKimberlie B.Kimberlie B. ★★★★★ we did not have to wait for our appointment with our new puppy. The staff and Mike, the Vet, were professional and friendly. we will be back.Pam M.Pam M. ★★★★★ I have been with this vet for many years and they have always been amazing with all my pets! They are friendly, caring and affordable. Wouldn’t even consider going anywhere else!April K.April K. ★★★★★ Very helpful and great advice on where to reach out to for exotic vet in area when I needed itJessa B.Jessa B. ★★★★★ They are taking such great care of my daughter's dog who has cancer. The best vet in all the tri citiesAlan N.Alan N. ★★★★★ I had a beloved pet whose time had come to an end on Monday. My regular vet’s office is closed on Monday’s and w very little time and life left for my boy I contacted Indian Ridge to help me humanely put him to rest. I was treated w respect from the first phone call to receiving a beautiful card w paw and nose prints, w a flower to plant in the mail from staff at IR, literally two days later. The staff were able to get me in wi in a 5 minute or less span when I arrived and were able to get us in a room comfortably where I could spend some time w my Diego before I said good bye. They gave me all the time I needed before and after. I could not have asked for a better reception than what was given to us. I’ve had the same vet for 15 years but it’s been so far away for me to have the convenience to be able to use them consistently. . I believe that we will be using IR from here on out for our babies in the future. Thank u above and beyond for taking such good care of us on Monday. I can’t tell u how much that has meant to me and made this difficult decision a little bit easier and less stressful too. Thank u from the bottom of my heart for helping my sweet boy cross to The Bridge.Lara D.Lara D. ★★★★★ We took our Min. Schnauzer in yesterday as walk in emergency. Our boy was extremely ill and we were afraid we were going to lose him. This was the nicest, kindest bunch of people from check in to check out, and everybody in between! Dr. Bunch was a rare jewel. Helping us thru testing, costs, injections and finding the best care plan to remedy our son. He made an instantaneous bounce back after Dr. Bunch and his staffs efforts. I can't say enough to thank them. What was sure to be a bad experience with this illness, turned into finding a genuine place of care and concern. You can't go wrong choosing this Vet practice!Sophronia M.Sophronia M. ★★★★★ Very caring, friendly and helpful staffSharon N.Sharon N. ★★★★★ Great staff. Had to euthanize one of my furnbabies due to cancer but they were very comforting and even stayed past closing time for us to grieveJames R.James R. ★★★★★ Indian ridge animal hospital is the best I have ever went to. My dog loves going there just not the shots. But we get her nails done every 3 to 5 weeks and Bella loves the people. She gets scared at fist at the door but once she gets through the door she starts wagging her tail and goes and says hello to the workers and the cats that are there. Thank you Indian ridge for the best service and the best people I've known.william B.william B. ★★★★☆ I have been coming there for many, many years and have always been treated well!! Dr. Bunch is who we usually see and he is very kind and professional about his job.Aaron L.Aaron L. ★★★★☆ Quick service, cheaper prices, and willing to work with you.Christopher M.Christopher M. ★★★★☆ Nice people and have a walk in clinic on SaturdayTravis P.Travis P. ★★★★☆ Updated Review (8-15-2023):I did receive a message from Indian Ridge today, and while there was no response to my partner's prior emails, I did go back and see where there was attempt to contact me a bit over a week after we left our cat with them. I was at work and did not recognize it as a saved number on my phone, but I am updating my review in fairness to them.We're picking him up later this afternoon and we're very relieved. Thank you for reaching back out; we really appreciate it. It's been a very painful loss and we're glad to get this closure after the miscommunication.--Initial Review:I'm not sure exactly where to place the blame, if I'm being totally honest. We lost our cat very suddenly a month ago; my fiancee rushed him there, but he passed before anything could be done.Traumatic, but these things happen. The issue is that we opted to leave his remains there. We were told that my partner's card would be charged by the cremation service within a couple days.We waited til the following week. No charge. No word. We waited another week. I checked my messages and email... Nothing. She emailed and didn't receive a word back.Our work schedules are hectic so it's hard to get down there during their open hours, so we gave it a bit longer. Today makes the month mark, then suddenly after my partner send another email today, the charge goes through her bank account and not a soul contacted us about it . Nothing. Losing our baby was horrible enough. Not knowing where his remains were has been anxiety inducing.At this point we don't know if they company they use is even going to be giving us the ashes of our actual pet or just something completely random.If the vet did actually, promptly pass his remains on to the cremation service and they failed to do as they were supposed to, then perhaps they should look into recommending a different company. We're mortified. Our baby deserved far more respect than this. The money is one thing--it did end up causing that account to overdrawn mid pay cycle for her; but the biggest issue is the total, utter lack of communication during an entire process. We will never go back, though the doctor we saw was very kind in the moment. I like to think that this part was out of his hands, but it doesn't change how taxing this has been.Chey W.Chey W. ★★★★☆ Dr Mike is a caring and kind vet. The staff is also nice and helpful.Susan Marva K.Susan Marva K.js_loader

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1100 Indian Trail Drive,
Kingsport, TN 37660


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7:30am - 12:00pm



Our Services

From wellness exams and vaccines to advanced diagnostics and complex surgical procedures, your dog, cat or ferret will receive high quality care at our veterinary hospital in Kingsport, Tennessee.

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Dr. Bunch is the best. He has helped me with my fur babies so much over the years. Also the nicest staff from reception to the assistants… wouldn’t take my babies anywhere else.

Neliann R.

I have taken my animals here pretty much my whole life .. we have always had such great experiences here even during some of the hardest times with our pets.

Rachel F.

I have been taking my fuzzies to IRAH for years and have the highest respect for the staff. They have treated numerous pets, with numerous issues and I appreciate their professionalism and medical knowledge. Thanks to all at Indian Ridge.

Kalli L.

Dr. Bunch and Dr. Stribling took phenomenal care of my pup Otis after a big scare! They are compassionate, experienced, and the best in the Tri-cities! Thank you!!

Lindsey C.

This was our first time using this office for our fur babies. Our puppy was getting spayed so naturally we were a little nervous. We were met by professional, courteous and caring staff from start to finish. The vet took time to speak with me before and after the procedure and the staff made she was loved on and comfortable. Will be taking all of our fur babies here for their check ups, shots and other needs.

Lori S.