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5 Paws paws
I’m new to the area and haven’t established a vet yet. My 16 year old beagle became very ill and she needed help ASAP. A friend had referred us to Central Valley and I couldn’t not have been more grateful. They were absolutely amazing and even tho our visit was very scary the staff eased our fears and made us as comfortable as possible. Our vet was Dr. Dustin Patterson and he was extremely knowledgeable, thorough and sympathetic to our plight. Our dog was treated with the utmost care and respect….you can really tell they care about their patients. I was beyond satisfied with the care we received and without a doubt this will be our permanent vet, even though it is a half hour drive. My family will highly recommend Central Valley to anyone who wants phenomenal care for their fur babies.

-Colleen M.
March 2017

5 Paws paws
I love my veterinary office, Central Veterinary Hospital! They are the best. They have helped me through some difficult times with my dogs and are always willing to go above and beyond! Some of the nicest people you could have caring for your animals! Thanks Central Vet! Linda

-Linda J.
March 2017

5 Paws paws
The staff and veterinarians at Central Veterinary Hospital are caring, dedicated people. I very much appreciate the patience they display when treating my dog—even when he becomes unruly! Their compassionate and sensitive approach instills a great deal of confidence in my choice of animal hospitals. Thank you.

-Sharon M.
March 2017

5 Paws paws
I am in Knoxville temporarily so I do not have a permanent vet here. My curious dog got into some gum and consequently suffered from xylitol poisoning. I took him to Central for treatment after a night in the Emergency vet and was blown away by the amazing staff at this clinic! The front staff was welcoming and helpful. Dr. Clanin is the vet who worked our case and she was amazing. She communicated with me throughout the day, sent emails with instructions, and answered all questions that I had. The follow through was amazing and I am thoroughly impressed. My dog got better treatment and attention than my grandparents did in the hospital. Truly amazing staff and I feel so well taken care of.

-Allie N.
March 2017

5 Paws paws
I used to see Dr. Penny before she passed and loved her. My kitten (now 5) is a Savannah. I paid $3,500 for him. I thought he was healthy so the breeder said, but the day he came home he had diarrhea so bad that he prolapsed his rectum. She went to the trouble of sending the stool sample to UT and they found tritrichomonas and giardia. The breeder that I bought him from had a filthy home. I should have known better but I bought him anyway. They didn’t have the medicine he needed so she ordered it and he was better in no time. I now see Dr. Martin and he is just as conscientious about animals as she was. My daughter now goes there and she loves the place as well. Good veterinary care isn’t everywhere. They care and they are reasonable about costs.

-Giata F.
March 2017

5 Paws paws
Central Vet has been keeping our animals healthy for nearly a decade now. The staff is friendly and their love for animals is apparent as soon as you walk through the door. Although we no longer live in the Fort and there are several vets nearby, we will continue to make the trek to campus to visit Central Veterinary Hospital. We love Central and what they do for the animals in our community.

-Dana G.
February 2017

5 Paws paws
Very knowledgeable employees and very courteous from the time I walked in until I left – including out front and vet assistant – and Dr. Ferrell is the greatest. He has been taking care of my dogs for 20 years, no one better!!! He has been with me through some very sad times and some very happy times. No one I trust more to take care of my 4 legged child, that Dr. Ferrell.

-Jewell T.
February 2017

5 Paws paws
This is by far the most helpful and caring veterinary hospital I have been to. The doctors and staff members are always so welcoming, and you can truly see their passion for what they do here. Definitely recommend for anyone looking for a vet to take their animals too! Your animals are in good hands!

-Nicole C.
February 2017

5 Paws paws
I love taking my fur baby Chloe here! Dr. Patterson is so knowledgable and friendly. Chloe just loves him! I’m a paranoid somewhat hypochondriac dog mom and he is always very patient with my questions and concerns. Would recommend anyone to bring their pets here!

-Synnove G.
January 2017

5 Paws paws
Wouldn’t think about taking my pets anywhere else! Staff is extremely friendly and knowledgeable and you can tell they truly care. I’ve never had trouble getting a same day or next day appointment, and they took care of my pup when I showed up unexpected for some breathing problems he was having. Love them!

-Lori C.
January 2017

5 Paws paws
I have bringing my dog and cat to Central Veterinary Hospital for three years now and I absolutely love them! They are always super friendly and have always put my animals at ease. They are knowledgeable and willing to work with you on any problems that you’re having or any issues. I would highly recommend them to everyone!

-Tess Jacobsen
May 2016

5 Paws paws
Dr. Clanin is the best, gives great care – preventive and acute. There are enough partners there that they can always work you in if needed. Seems like they do their best to keep costs as low as they can. Hours are great M-Sat. The techs and staff are always so helpful too.

-Jane
May 2016

5 Paws paws
I have been taking my furbabies here for several years. Very friendly staff! The doctors do not try to run bogus tests you don’t need and always try to offer the most cost effective solutions but not at the expense of compromising your furbabies health or life. Your furbabies are a priority and they are very accommodating to your needs. When one of my furbabies passed away, a very nice sympathy card was sent signed by everyone. They are very personal, caring, and make you feel like family. Highly recommended!!

-Ashley
May 2016

5 Paws paws
“Wednesday” was a rescue dog that had a hard life before coming to us. As a result, she can be aggressive and will fear bite. The only way for her to be examined is to sedate her. Just a pill doesn’t work; it has to be a shot. Think of how hard that can be with an animal of her demeanor and multiple it by 100. More than 1-have been bitten in the process. Dr. Martin and his team have been patient, compassionate, and caring over the past 10-years working with us to figure out the best treatment plan for Wednesday. Dr. Martin is very thorough and skilled in his examination and is always a pleasure to visit with. Following the exam, we always have Wednesday groomed (as this is the only time it can be done). As you would expect, they do a wonderful job. Obviously, this is an all-day event and every time, without fail, Dr. Martin will call after dinner that evening to check on all of us. Dr. Martin, words can’t express how much we appreciate you.

The other thing I love Central Avenue Vet Hospital is their commitment to stray or surrendered animals. They go out of their way to place them in a safe, forever home and during that process, make sure they’re cared for, shown love and affection.

-Karyn
April 2016

5 Paws paws
Could not ask for a better visit. Staff was incredibly friendly and knowledgeable. I took my new (to me) dog Sydney to get her first checkup and vaccines. She is 5-6 years old and hadn’t been to the vet for quite some time from what I understand. Dr. Keele was incredibly gentle and understanding with my puppy, and she really liked him. He made it a point to make sure that I understood her condition and treatments. I am very impressed with this experience and I will 100% recommend that all of my friends and family take their four legged loved ones to Central Veterinary Hospital in the future.

-Jessica
March 2016

5 Paws paws
I had a great experience bringing my dog Ray to Central Vet Hospital as a new patient yesterday. Dr. Clanin was very knowledgeable and patient with me as I asked questions, and more importantly, she was extremely gentle and loving to Ray. No one likes being poked or getting shots (or seeing their dog go through it), but she made the process as painless as possible. The entire staff was very sweet, and the renovations look great! I will definitely be going back.

-Rebecca
February 2016

5 Paws paws
Fantastic and caring group of people. My puppy got sick the second day I had her home and they went above and beyond to make sure she was safe and comfortable. Dr. Martin called me several times after hours and his off day to make sure she was doing better and to check in. I would highly recommend Central to my friends, which I already have! Keep up the great work.

-Matt
February 2016

5 Paws paws
I love this vet! They are compassionate and caring. They take the utmost care of handling my dog, who is terrified of the vet. I would recommend Central Veterinary Hospital to anyone!

-Emily
March 2016

5 Paws paws
I love Central Veterinary, we have been customers for a few years now. My two dogs seem to really enjoy seeing Dr Keele, they get excited every time they see him. Everyone here takes the time to listen and explain and they never push unneeded services on me. I hope they never change, they have a customer for life.

-Nikki
March 2016

5 Paws paws
We have used Central Veterinary Hospital for years (probably over 20 years!) The entire staff is wonderful! They are all caring, considerate, professional – from the doctors to the technicians to the support staff. We would highly recommend them to anyone seeking veterinary care for their fur children. They will be very well taken care of.

-Louise
December 2015

5 Paws paws
I’ve taken my pets to Central Vet for a number of years and have always received excellent care for them. For the past three years I’ve always seen Dr. Penny Lannacone. She is par excellence! My dogs always go into the building wagging their tails! Dr. Penny simply has vibrant enthusiasm for her profession, the animals she treats, and the pet owners. Never have I felt at a loss with her care and instructions, and if I had a tail I would definitely be wagging mine too! The staff are outstanding too! Kudos to all!

-Catherine
December 2016

5 Paws paws
I can say without a doubt that Dr. Martin along with Dr. Patterson saved my beloved 17 year old Shih Tzu’s life. We brought Baxter in just an hour before closing last Friday. Baxter had a very serious nose bleed. Due to Baxter’s age most any ailment can get serious very quickly. Baxter was treated by Dr. Martin along with Dr. Patterson that night. The next morning Baxter returned to the facility and Dr. Martin put him on IV fluids for the entire day. On Monday, Dr. Patterson performed surgery (which is very risky at Baxter’s age). It has been a few days since the surgery and Baxter is doing great. Not only are the doctors and staff wonderful but they also provide top of the line care. I can’t put into words the gratitude and appreciation my family and I have for everyone that had a hand in Baxter’s care.

-Deann D.
June 2016

5 Paws paws
I had quite the scare today with my lil dog. When I got home she wasn’t breathing, or so I thought. Anyway, they were able to squeeze us in and were very kind about it. I was a big ball of nerves but they were soothing and positive. I managed to drop a whole thing of push pins behind their desk and they were nothing but nice about it. I was just amazed by the level of service. The vet was very thorough and even let me see her X-rays which was cool. He went so far as to cut up her anti inflammatory medication so that they would be portioned properly. I am very grateful for the experience. They have a customer for life. Thank you Dr. Keele and staff! You guys saved the day!

-Tori M.
May 2016

5 Paws paws
We started taking our pets here after being unhappy for too long at our old vet in Powell. We’ve seen Dr. Patterson & Dr. Keele & really like them both. We have a very sensitive big dog & instead of hoisting him up onto the table like our old vet & making his anxiety worse, they both get on the floor with him. This may not seem like a big deal to most but we really appreciate it. They seem to truly care about our pets & understand they’re part of the family. Even made a follow up call to see how our dog was doing after he had been sick. Definitely recommend!


Kathryn G.
April 2016

5 Paws paws
I have been a customer @ Central veterinary clinic for more than 20 yrs. My numerous cats and dogs have had long happy lives because of them. I value their advice & have complete trust in them due to decades of excellent service! I know my pets will get the best of care no matter which veterinarian they see. I have never had a bad experience!

Thank you Central Veterinary Hospital for everything!

-Angela P.
February 2016

5 Paws paws
Great place to take your pet! They have GREAT hours, resonalble prices, and friendly staff! I drive out of my way to take my pet to them.

-Amy
February 2016

5 Paws paws
We have been taking our dogs to Central Veterinary Hospital for over 10 years. The doctors and staff are very compassionate. Dr. Black who has retired had to put several of our senior pets down and he and the staff treated us with respect and compassion. We have never had a negative experience there, nor ever felt we were being up-sold or pressured to perform unnecessary tests/procedures.

-Heather
January 2016

5 Paws paws
Dr. Martin has always been very welcoming and sure to make sure my dogs are completely taken care of even after we leave. He has called to check up on my dogs a few days after a visit on multiple occasions and is always very friendly and easy to talk to about any pet concerns!

-John M.
November 2013

5 Paws paws
Love the vets and the techs! You can tell everyone really cares and enjoys their job. Thanks for being great to my girls!

-Beatrix D.
June 2015

5 Paws paws
My husband and I took our pets to Central Veterinary Hospital for years prior to moving from TN to AZ, and we couldn’t have been more happy with the service they provided!

The facility itself is no-frills, but the care is top notch! I’ve never come across a team that’s more caring and knowledgeable than the team at Central! This was most evident to me after one of my dogs was attacked by another dog and had to spend 7 nights with the Central team getting nursed back to health. They were there for us and our dog from the moment we frantically called in after the attack. They dropped everything to fit him in at a moment’s notice, and provided him the absolute best possible care. Dr. Black even gave us his cell phone number so we could call at any time, day or night with questions. The team at Central saved my dog’s life, and while the whole scenario wasn’t cheap (although it actually seems very reasonably priced compared to what we pay for vet care in AZ), it was clear that it wasn’t about the money for them. They genuinely care about animals!

I would highly recommend Central to anyone in Knoxville! They served our furry family for many years, and I miss them dearly.

-Nicole D.
February 2015

5 Paws paws
I absolutely love this place! They are so good to my Kuma and Mr. Biggs. The receptionist are very educated on pet conditions, their techs are so friendly and loving to the animals, and the veterinarians are the best. Dr Penny was the first one we saw and she sat and talked with me forever about my dog because he is a rare breed. I’m sad we are moving as this clinic makes me feel very confident that my babies are in good hands. Definitely recommend.


Annie L.
July 2014

5 Paws paws
All of the staff that has assisted us have been great! They always give us the best care and will spend as much time as needed with your dog. Dr.Clannin is my dog’s vet and she always addresses every need we have. The front desk is always very helpful and will answer questions over the phone. Everyone who works there really seems to care!

-Lindsey R.
November 2013

5 Paws paws
Amazing! They took as much time as I NEEDED and im an ER nurse who asks all the annoying questions after consulting “Dr.Google!”!The groomer is cheap and did a fantastic job! The bonus? If your dog freaks out the vet can just give them something to complete the groom! Instead my groomer- phobic mammals came out happy and cute! She did a fantastic job for &$42…. You can’t get a ten minute oil change for that!! Tip her well folks because I NEED her to be around when the pups need another hair cut because it was an anxiety free experience. The vet and groomers prices were completely reasonable!

-Kaysha A.
June 2013

5 Paws paws
This is where we take our cat and dog and I’ve really appreciated the staff and docs a lot. The phone answerers are always very friendly and helpful, they never rush you off the phone or put you on hold and they are always mindful of cost and don’t make you feel bad if you’re trying to help your pets on a budget.

We had our cat neutered here and I called around beforehand to check prices. CVH was much more reasonable than others out west, they explained the optional charges and told us which ones we really needed and which we didn’t. When he ripped the stitches, we were able to bring him back and get a collar for him free of charge.

If you are concerned about your pet, you can give them a call and talk to them to get some advice before bringing in your pet, too. A couple of times they have assuaged my fears and saved us the money and time of bringing in our beasts when we didn’t need to.

Very, very happy with this vet clinic.

-Annie B.
April 2011