Orthopedic and Soft Tissue Surgery

Returning Your Pet to Peak Health

Experienced and Personable Veterinary Surgeons

State of the Art ACL Repair

COVID-19 Procedures

In response to CDC, federal, and local guidelines, Blackford Vet Surgery is practicing social distancing by limiting our office to our BVSR personnel only in the building. This means we will be walking your dogs in from outside and need your paperwork filled out BEFORE you arrive! Please download our new temporary policy information HERE. Please call us with any questions!


Your Local ACVS Veterinary Surgery Specialists

Orthopedic Surgery • Soft Tissue Surgery

Trust the veterinary specialists at Blackford Veterinary Surgery Referral if your pet needs advanced surgery not routinely performed at your regular veterinarian. Our veterinary surgeons specialize in soft tissue and orthopedic surgery, including knee injuries and hip dysplasia. Dr. LeeAnn Blackford and Dr. Rebecca Hodshon are board-certified ACVS veterinary surgeons and have performed more than 2,500 TPLO repairs for ruptured anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) combined.

Our Staff

The Staff at Blackford Veterinary Surgery Referral in Knoxville, TN

Trust our experienced veterinarians to provide excellent care to your pet.

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Before Your Visit

Before Your Visit to Blackford Veterinary Surgery Referral in Knoxville, TN

What you need to know before your pet’s appointment.

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Our Location

The Location of Blackford Veterinary Surgery Referral in Knoxville, TN

Conveniently located just minutes from I-40 and Pellissippi on Bob Kirby Road.

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Trust Our Caring Hands

With overnight monitoring, outpatient surgeries, and state-of-the-art orthopedic and anesthetic monitoring equipment, you can be sure that your pet is in excellent hands. Contact our veterinary surgical specialists in Knoxville, Tennessee, for your pet’s orthopedic and soft tissue surgery.

If your pet needs advanced surgery,
Ask your veterinarian for a referral to a board-certified ACVS veterinary surgeon.


To schedule an appointment, please be sure to have your primary care veterinarian submit a referral. Referrals can be submitted through our website, emailed to info@blackfordvetsurgery.com, or faxed to us at 865-531-7149. All referrals will be processed within 24-48 hours. We must have a referral before we are able to schedule appointments. Thank you for following this process to help us better serve you!