Three Top Kentucky Veterinary Hospitals

Offering compassionate care in Berea, Richmond and Waco

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Waco Animal Hospital

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Advanced Animal Care Berea offers top veterinary and urgent care

Family-owned expert veterinary care since our first location opened in 2002.

A Legacy of Veterinary Care, Rooted in Kentucky

Dr. Jim Martin grew up in a small coal mining town in Kentucky with a single mom after his father passed away. One day he saw a Border Collie injured on the side of the road and had no one to call. It was that day he decided he would become a veterinarian and that no matter where he lived that people would have a vet to call any day or time. It was his dream that has led us where we are today.

Today, the Martin family proudly continues to own and operate these three top veterinary hospitals in Eastern Kentucky: Advanced Animal CareAdvanced Animal Care Berea, and Waco Animal Hospital. These locations each have their own unique qualities that set them apart, allowing pet owners in the Bluegrass region to have access to veterinary care from a family rooted in Kentucky's history. We are anything but corporate veterinary care and we are proud to have called Kentucky home for over 50 years. 

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Why Us?

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    Family Owned Hospitals

    All of our locations are family owned and we plan on keeping it that way. Our staff is family and our patients are treated like our very own pets.

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    AAC Berea

    Where modern veterinary care meets a passionate team that is dedicated to client relationships and pet health education in a positive atmosphere.

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    AAC Richmond

    We are here whenever you need us! Our lights never go off - 24/7 days a week, 365 a year, our team is ready to care for your pets.

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    Waco Animal Hospital

    Open 22 years and counting! Offering some of the same technology that a "big city" vet can, but with affordable pricing and in a small town hospital.

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Our Clients say...

Really great people and very great animal care love all the offices.

Deeann Johnson

Very nice, clean and friendly environment. Dr. Crank and her staff are wonderful.

Mary Pasley Garrett

Wonderful, highly competent folks who take great care of our furry friends...

Robert McCool

I would not take my pets to any other place than to Waco Animal Clinic.

Betty Richardson Senkowski

I would recommend anyone who loves their pet consider the care provided by Waco Animal Hospital.

Barbara Bill Rogers

Dr. Hill and Bri were fantastic! They were super accommodating of my schedule when I found something concerning on my oldest girl, and, after a very thorough exam, they relieved my worries. The service was excellent- very prompt and reasonably priced. Highly recommended!

Amanda B.

I have had a wonderful experience with the Berea staff and doctors. They are super friendly and have gone above and beyond in the care of our family dog. I'm looking forward to a long relationship with them. I would highly recommend this practice!

Jane C.

Advanced Animal Care in Berea is the best vet. The drive from Lexington is 100% worth it because of the staff. Bri Crowder is the sweetest and most helpful technician that has ever taken care of my dogs. I would highly recommend coming to this facility!

Jessica T.

From the receptionists to the techs to the doctor, everybody was so amazing! I have used this hospital for years now and I’ve never had anything except great care. My sister also uses them because they are so reliable! They have taken care of my dogs in the past. And now they are taking such great care of Hoops Dog! They were so sweet and loving towards him, and took such amazing care of him. All of the staff were so nice, took their time to explain things to me, and just gave him so much love! I will always go back to this hospital for my pet’s care!

Shantelle S.

The staff members at this hospital are wonderful !! They go above and beyond for their patients. Our dog Max, was at deaths door, they literally saved his life. Haley actually brought in her own dog to donate blood for a desperately needed blood transfusion , which is what was needed to kickstart our little guys road to recovery. He was loved and cared for by a genuinely caring and knowledgeable staff. If you want excellent care for your furbabies, bring them here !!!

Eva M.
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