2374 N. Main St.  Crossville, TN 38555

(931) 484-8060



Plateau Animal Hospital's goal is to practice the highest quality medicine and surgery with compassion and an emphasis on client education.  We couple this with a truly caring attitude and friendly knowledgeable staff that wants to keep your pet healthy and safe.



Monday: 8:00 - 5:30

Tuesday: 8:00 - 5:30

Wednesday: 8:00 - 12:00

Thursday: 8:00 - 5:30

Friday: 8:00 - 5:30

24 Hour Emergency Services Available

Closed for Lunch 12:00 - 1:30

It is our commitment to provide quality veterinary care throughout the life of your pet.  Our services and facility are designed to assist in routine preventative care for young healthy pets; early detection and treatment of disease as your pet ages and complete medical and surgical care as necessary during his or her life.


Getting a Handle on Hot Spots


Unsightly hot spot wounds are often a signal of an underlying issue.


Hot spots are those raw, oozing lesions that seem to pop up overnight.  Of course the first priority is making the wound go away but it's important to discuss what might be lurking underneath.











Research has shown that 99% of hot spots are due to allergies.  So, its important to discuss your pets dermatological history with your veterinarian:


                  -  Has your pet had skin or ear disease in the past?

                  -  How was it treated and how well did your pet respond to treatment?

                  -  Does your pet scratch, bite or lick and is it year round or seasonal?

                  -  What flea preventative is your pet on and when was it last given?


Flea allergy is the No. 1 cause of hot spots, the rump area is one of the most common locations for these lesions.


Diagnostics test include: cytology for yeast and bacterial infections, skin scraping for mites, food trial and allergy testing.


It is critical to determine the reason for your pets itching.  Otherwise, we are simply treating the symptom and not providing lasting relief for your pet.




Thank you for taking the time to read about our veterinary practice and the services we offer.  We welcome your comments and suggestions.  Please contact us at (931) 484-8060 for all your pet health care needs.

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Phone: 931-484-8060

Fax: 931-484-7945



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