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!


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.

Dr. Jamie Bishop


Dr. Jamie Bishop is a 2016 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine and joins Central Animal Hospital after spending a year in Atlanta as an emergency veterinarian. Dr. Bishop’s hometown is Sevierville, TN (hometown of Dolly Parton!) but she currently resides in Olive Branch, MS with her partner who is also a veterinarian. She shares her home with 5 dogs - Mojo, Eli, Peyton, Lucy, and Memphis. In her free time Dr. Bishop enjoys road biking, traveling, and cooking. Dr. Bishop’s clinical interests include pain management, dermatology, and behavior.

Practice Manager

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.

Kennel Attendants


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.