Four years ago when we moved to midtown, I posted on facebook to ask friends for vet recommendations in the area. Overwhelmingly, people suggested Central Animal Hospital. I am tremendously grateful that they did. Dr. Karnes and her staff have cared for our dogs with empathy and compassion in addition to great skill and cutting edge techniques...all at a reasonable price. We have spent more time at Central Animal Hospital than I would like (not because I don't enjoy our visits...but because I wish that we hadn't needed to go there so often!). The preventative, sick, and emergency care that our dogs have received has always been top notch. The top three things about Central Animal Hospital (in my opinion): - Excellent care at a fair price: Let's be honest...the care of my dogs is important to me. So, am I looking for the cheapest option? Absolutely not. Instead, I'm looking for excellent care at a fair price. You will certainly get that at Central. Central always provides a patient care plan which outlines the potential costs of treatments. It helps me to know in advance what I'm committing to pay. I have been to other vet offices in the past where the bill could be a huge surprise after the treatment was given. This won't happen at Central. Dr. Karnes & her staff are also aware that we have a limited budget, and they are respectful about what we are/are not able to do for our pets and provide treatment options at different price points when possible. - Personal attention: Dr. Karnes & her staff know us by name. They know our pets, me, my husband, & even my infant daughter, calling each of us by name and asking how we are doing. I always have a million questions, and each of my questions is consistently answered with patience & concern. I never feel rushed. Dr. Karnes & her staff realize that, as a veterinary office, they not only have to treat their animal patients...they also have to coach & guide the pets' humans through these treatments. I am thrilled with the care that my pets have received, but I am truly touched by the compassion, empathy, and care that has been shown towards me. - Honesty: Dr. Karnes is honest about treatment plans. She's honest about how much they cost and about how likely they are to work. She may not have a crystal ball to let her know for sure whether a plan will work, but she will tell you the truth about the odds...even when it's difficult to hear. I hope that you will consider Central Animal Hospital for your pets. If you're half as pleased with your experience as I have always been, you'll be in great shape!