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 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

Team member 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.

Kennel Attendants

Team member 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.