Our Caring and Compassionate Veterinary Care Team!

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Central Animal Hospital in Midtown Memphis! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets! Please call us at (901) 274-1444 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!

Veterinarians

Dr. Jennifer Karnes

Dr. Jennifer Karnes

DVM, Owner

Dr. Karnes has been the owner of Central since 2005. She is a 2003 graduate of the Mississippi State College of Veterinary Medicine.Dr. Karnes is a graduate of Grace St. Luke’s and Catholic High School. She lives in the Evergreen neighborhood with her husband Stephen and two children. The family shares their home with their three cats Abbey, Fluffy, and Scarilyn and dogs Stuart, Valentine, and Martha. Dr. Karnes is a member of Idlewild Presbyterian Church.

Practice Manager

Stephen Karnes

Stephen Karnes

Practice Manager

Stephen is a native of Knoxville, TN but has lived in Memphis for over 20 years. He is a graduate of Rhodes College and the University of Tennessee. Stephen has worked at Central for over three years and enjoys working with the doctors and staff. He especially enjoys managing the practice with his wife, Dr. Jennifer Karnes.

Veterinary Assistants

Amanda

Amanda

Veterinary Assistant

Amanda has always had a strong love for helping animals, which led her to join the veterinary field in 2010. In her free time she likes to spend time with her three dogs Emma, Rylee, and Wrecks.

Michelle

Michelle

Veterinary Assistant & Lead Surgical Technician

Michelle is excited to start working in the companion animal industry. She lives with a menagerie of companion animals.

Gwen

Gwen

Veterinary Assistant

I love having the opportunity to work with animals and the rewarding feeling that comes with helping our clients. I share my home and heart with my three dogs, and three horses.

Office Staff

Alex

Alex

Reception

Alex loves working at Central Animal Hospital because he gets to build relationships with the clients and pets. He has been here since February of 2014.

Kennel Attendants

Charles

Charles

Kennel Attendant

Charles has worked at Central Animal Hospital for over 17 years. He loves the animals and has seen many of them grow up from puppies into adulthood.