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!


Team member Dr. Jennifer Karnes

Dr. Jennifer Karnes

DVM, Owner

Dr. Karnes has owned 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. Dr. Karnes and her family share their home with their three cats Pickles, Fluffy, and Scarilyn and dogs Martha, Mr. Bond, and Ms. Moneypenny. They also have a dozen backyard chickens! Dr. Karnes is an avid runner and yoga practitioner. She is chair of the Citizen Review Board of Memphis Animal Services and a member of Idlewild Presbyterian Church.

Practice Manager

Team member Stephen Karnes

Stephen Karnes

Practice Manager

Stephen is a native of Knoxville, TN but has lived in Memphis for over 30 years. He is a graduate of Rhodes College and the University of Tennessee. Stephen has worked at Central for over twelve years and enjoys working with the doctors and staff. He is a tennis player and fan. Steve spends his remaining free time taking care of three dogs, three cats, and twelve chickens (and two teenagers)!


Our staff of caring professionals are here to help you and your pets! Amy,  Callie, Parker, Victoria, and Bill work with the doctors in the medical area. Caitlin, Leslie, Meredith, and Lily cover the reception and kennel areas. Our full-time Groomer is Kim Beatty.