Dogwood Veterinary Clinic

Veterinarian Louisville & Prospect KY

Dogwood Veterinary Clinic is a place for people who love their pets like family. This is a place that thinks deeply about your experience and how to practice better medicine. This is a place for you.

Dogwood Veterinary Clinic: Professional Vet Clinic in Louisville and Prospect, KY.

Looking for the best vet hospital near Louisville and Prospect, KY? We’ve got you covered. Take the guesswork out of providing your pet the care they deserve at our pet clinic. Whether you are looking for an individual service or general wellness care, we provide upfront, transparent, collaborative veterinary care. Dogwood Veterinary Clinic is a full-service veterinary clinic with advanced facilities, state-of-the-art equipment, and dedicated veterinarians whose primary mission is to deliver the best veterinary care for your pet.

Our clinic is fully staffed with experienced and dedicated veterinarians and veterinary care staff, and offers friendly, compassionate, and supportive services for you and your pet. We treat each patient as if they are part of our own family. Our veterinary care team will provide wellness and preventive care, medical diagnosis and treatment, surgical care, dental services, and other veterinary care in Louisville, KY.

Our veterinary team ensures that your pet receives the highest standard of care. Our staff is deeply committed to delivering the best possible care through innovative and preventative medicine, advanced medical, surgical, diagnostic imaging, and dental treatments. We can even help you design a personalized feeding program for your dog while considering many factors such as breed, age, size, physical condition, allergies, and medical needs.

At our animal hospital, our comprehensive, professional, and compassionate approach to veterinary medicine revolves around providing the best possible quality of life for your cat or dog in Louisville, KY. Our success story is reflected in many happy cats and dogs and kind words from our clients. We are dedicated to becoming your partner in your pet’s healthcare, whether you need a cat or dog veterinarian or surgeon in Louisville or Prospect, KY.

We understand that no one wants to hear that their dog or cat needs surgery. However, rest assured that our pet clinic is well-prepared to assist you and your pet with:

  • Pre-surgical protocols

  • Surgical procedures

  • Pain management and nursing care

  • Soft tissue and orthopaedic surgeries

Find the best cat and dog surgeon to guarantee the best possible outcome for you and your beloved pet. You don’t have to worry about your beloved pet getting lost. We provide permanent microchip identification, which you can use to find your pet should you get separated.

We Are Your Community’s Most Committed Veterinarians in Louisville and Prospect, KY!

Our team of Veterinarians, Veterinary Technicians, Veterinary Assistants, and Client Service Representatives are thrilled to deliver exceptional Vet Services to your pet in Louisville, KY!

We are deeply committed to delivering the best possible care through innovative and preventative medicine, advanced medical, surgical, diagnostic imaging, and dental treatments. If you live in the Louisville, KY, Crestwood, KY, or Prospect, KY, areas and are looking for a caring team to ensure your pet stays healthy, Dogwood Veterinary Clinic is nearby and ready to help. Call us today to schedule your pet’s veterinarian appointment.

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Our Vision

We see a better way to build a veterinary practice. A way that is forward thinking and embraces cutting edge science. A way that looks after every person and pet who walks through our doors as a cherished individual. We believe in a shift towards customer-centric veterinary medicine. Where the experience of pets and pet owners is nothing short of empathetic, purposeful, and careful. Here, you will feel cared for. You will feel listened to. You will feel heard. Because you deserve that, and you always have.

What your neighbors say…

We moved from Dallas to Louisville several months ago with three old dogs, each who has their own unique medical issues. We’re so grateful to have found Dogwood… especially since we’ve already made at least eight visits to the clinic. Both Dr. Chris and Dr. Katie Franklin have been wonderfully helpful and knowledgeable, so much so that the transition to a new state has been seamless, at least for our pups! The entire staff has been welcoming and friendly, and I love the ability to book and order medicines using the Dogwood App. Our pets are family members, and the Dogwood team shares that culture with us.

-Anna Franks

What your neighbors say…

Dogwood is perfect for us. We recently moved to Norton Commons, and we wondered if it might make sense to consider changing vets. We knew that they would be more convenient, but we were surprised and pleased by the upgrade in service. It’s very easy to get an appointment and, when you’re there, the focus is all on you and your pet. Also, I have a really high bar for professional services – but Dogwood clears that bar. They are very easy to work with, discuss your pet’s problems in plain language (no jargon), and then offer clear choices about how to proceed without pushing a solution on you. Dogwood is great for you and your pet!

-Kyle Dover

What your neighbors say…

We started going to Dogwood Vet in November of 2019 when we purchased our puppy from a breeder in Indiana. From the very first visit Dr. Chris and his staff have made us feel comfortable and most importantly our puppy Maisie feels comfortable. She loves going to the vet! On March 6, 2020 we took her in to get spayed and chipped and from the moment we walked in the door we felt the undivided attention of the staff from front desk all the way until discharge the next day. Maisie even got to hang out with the receptionist and we received updates and pictures from them. We travel 50 minutes one way to go to Dogwood Veterinary Clinic and wouldn’t think of going anywhere else!

-Carrie Stearly

What your neighbors say…

Dr. Franklin and his staff are amazing! We have a senior dog and Dr Franklin has spent a great deal of time assessing & meeting her needs. He is compassionate, knowledgeable and has great communication skills. He and his his entire staff are truly committed to providing the best care for you pet. We are so happy & feel truly blessed that our dog is under the care of Dogwood Veterinary Clinic. Highly Recommend!

-Brenda Smith

What your neighbors say…

We recently boarded our Burmese cat at Dogwood Vet Clinic as she is old and needs to be given several different medicines. She got excellent care, and lots of TLC. It was very comforting to see videos and pictures of her while we were gone which members of the staff sent us. if you want great medical care coupled with kindness for your pet, this is the place for you !

-Mona Powell

What your neighbors say…

Dogwood Vet Clinic is a wonderful place to take your pets. Not only is the state of the art facility aesthetically pleasing and completely brand new, but the technology and instruments are top of the line. The staff, Dr. Katie and Dr. Chris, are knowledgeable and welcoming. I have taken both my cats and my dog there since their opening with great ease. They have helped us transition moving pets cross country and through their app are constantly available for any sort of question. On top of that, they have a rewards system in place for loyal customers, and they constantly post promotions and free giveaways. I highly recommend checking this place out. I have no doubt you will love the overall environment as much as my pets and I do!

-Chloe Mitchell

What your neighbors say…

New dog and first time visit was amazing! Took all the time we needed to answer questions and tell us what is normal vs. what should be concerning. Highly recommend!

-Molly Stice 

What your neighbors say…

We have two older Yorkies and they are the second generation set of children for my wife and I. We started going to Dogwood about six months ago and will never take the girls anywhere else! Dr. Chris and his staff are the best we have ever had. We have had dogs for over forty years and we have never had a Vet like this. This is more like a family member then the girl’s doctor. I cannot give any bigger recommendation. I only wish they took people.

-Nancy Ferguson

What your neighbors say…

The best vet experience we’ve EVER had! Super knowledgeable and eager to answer questions and educate us regarding our new babies. Love the use of technology also — the app is AWESOME!  

-Melissa LaFollette


What your neighbors say…

I highly recommend Dogwood Veterinary Clinic at Norton Commons. Dr. Franklin came to our home this evening to see our Leonard. Dr. Chris was very knowledgeable and clear with his explanations. He was patient and understanding with our questions. He also had us both listen to Lenny’s heart with his stethoscope. Lenny loved Dr Franklin. We have found a new vet.

-Rebecca Foster 

What your neighbors say…

Taco and I had a wonderful and informative experience at Dogwood. The entire staff was wonderful and for the first time I was informed about flea & tick medication and learned a lot. My daughter is a vet (out of town) and Taco has been seen by many good vets but Dr Chris is a stand out doc.

-Sherry Ackermann

What your neighbors say…

My golden-doodle Teddy had his first visit at Dogwood today. Dr. Chris Franklin was very knowledgeable & had great bedside manner. He even prompted me on things to do to make Teddy love coming to visit the clinic in the future. I greatly appreciated the care & compassion that was given to me & my fur-baby.

-Bekah Parrino

What your neighbors say…

I have been very impressed with Dr. Chris and his staff. They are so friendly and helpful. They have gone out of their way to answer my questions and care for my Golden. I am very satisfied with their services and knowlege. I would highly recommend Dogwood!

-Linda Crockett Williamson

What your neighbors say…

Love the family atmosphere and homey feel of this place! Dr. Franklin is very personable and is very thorough with your pets. He gives a very knowledgeable explanation of what is going on with your pet, plus gives options of treatment for every owner, lifestyle and budget. The helpful, friendly staff always remembers your fur babies and is so personable just like the Franklins. Highly recommend!

-Alissa Hicks 

What your neighbors say…

Dogwood Veterinary Clinic quickly came to my side when my dog lulu had been sick throughout the night. As soon as I walked into the clinic, I was greeted with smiles and immediately reassured that all was going to be ok. They treated me and my Lulu like the only ones that were in the entire place and took all of the time that was needed to make sure that she was going to be ok. I cannot say enough good things about this practice. I feel like we are in the best of hands!

– Mandi McNeal

Going Deeper

We go deeper here. Both in the style of medicine we practice, and in the way we involve you in the process of care. We truly enjoy explaining the deeper layers of what is going on with your pet. We believe it makes you a better pet owner, and deepens the bond that you share with your companion. We pride ourselves on our ability to empower you to make better decisions for your pet, and to trust that you are always being put in a good situation by us. We believe you deserve that. After all, it’s why we built this.