Our Philosophy

We are blessed to be a part of one of the noblest professions on earth. It is our desire to provide employees with a supportive work environment to allow personal and professional growth for longevity in this dedicated field. Our clients are members of our beloved community, and we value their continued relationship with Center Veterinary Hospital. We will provide pet owners with exceptional client service and the highest quality care in a prompt, professional manner, while maintaining a compassionate atmosphere.

Our History

Center Veterinary Hospital was established in 1988 by Dr. Ray H. Coble. He purchased the property containing a small home which was renovated into a larger hospital building. Dr. Coble, his wife, and their children initially lived in the home during the first phases of construction. In 1992, the facility was expanded to include the current break room, grooming, and boarding areas.

Dr. Sarah Gerard and her husband purchased the practice and the building in 2019. Major decluttering of the attic, updating and upgrading several pieces of equipment, full general anesthesia equipment inspection and service, surgery suite renovation, procedural updates for better patient care, ceiling light upgrade, and wall paint update was done in 2019 and 2020. The separate dental suite was expanded in 2020 to double the space by eliminating the previous isolation ward thus creating a safer, more comfortable, and better functional space for dental patients.

Dr. Gerard’s office was renovated in 2020. Major renovations to the business office, exam rooms, food storage room, front lobby, client restrooms, pharmacy, laboratory, tech workstation, treatment area, radiology, surgery, break room with kitchen, and the creation of a second doctor’s office were completed in 2023. Dr. Gerard and her husband purchased the land adjacent to the current Business Office in 2024 with the initial plans to expand the client parking lot and to improve the outdoor landscaping.

Our facility has 5,000 square feet on a single level. We have a front lobby with separate entry and exit doors, a business office, 3 exam rooms (cat, small dog, large dog), a special procedures room (class IV laser therapy, ultrasound, end-of-life care services), a food storage room, a large treatment area (3 prep tables and 1 wet table with 2 ceiling procedure lights), a radiology room, a surgery suite, a separate dental suite, a breakroom with a kitchen, 2 doctor’s offices, a pharmacy, a laboratory, a storage closet, and an upstairs attic. We have a bathing and grooming department with 2 bathtubs. We have separate feline and canine boarding areas in our kennel that can board 14 cats and 36 dogs at one time and have laundry facilities.