"The Greatness Of A Nation And Its Moral Progress Can Be Judged By The Way Its Animals Are Treated."

― Mahatma Gandhi

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A Vet For Your Loved Ones

We Treat Your Family Like Our Own

Cumberland Valley Animal Hospital is a full-service veterinary practice offering routine and emergency surgery such as spays, and orthopedic surgery. We also offer specialized services such as ultrasound, digital radiology, and in-house blood analysis. We value preventative medicine and administer vaccinations tailored for your pets. Nutritional support and supplements also provide a higher quality of life for your animals and we love to help you choose the best for your fur family. Our goal is to help you and your pet live a joyous, healthy life together.


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What's New At CVAH


Hello, friends and neighbors.

For the past three years, my good friend and associate, Dr. Brian Steely, has been a very important and beloved member of our hospital team. His contributions to our community and to our patients have been extremely valuable. He is a fine doctor and a great man.

I am sad to say that as of May 20thDr. Seely will be leaving the practice as he is moving to Florida where he has accepted a position at a small animal clinic. His reasons for leaving are simple; his family lives there and he wants to be closer to them. We will miss Dr. Seely but we know he will be a welcome and successful vet at his new facility.

I'm posting this announcement early so that you can make arrangements, if you wish, to come by the hospital and say goodbye.

With his departure, Cumberland Valley will once again be a single doctor practice. Please understand that this will be a huge change for our practice and there will no doubt be many adjustments to the new schedule. We will do our very best to accommodate ALL of our patients in a timely fashion. 

Thank you and May God Bless

Keaton B. Smith, DVM

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  • Wednesday April 05

    The Cookie Monster

    I believe it was Lord Byron that penned the phrase, “Truth is stranger than fiction,” which of course I have been saying wrong all along as, “Life is stranger than fiction.” Whichever saying you hold nearest and dearest to your heart, I would enjoy reinforcing your philosophy with one of the craziest veterinary stories I have had the pleasure and awe in dealing with lately. This is the story of Cookie, or as we like to call him, Zombie Dog.

  • Tuesday February 21

    Handling Bonnie's Tumor

    Bonnie is a sweet Great Pyrenees dog that about a year ago developed a small, soft lump on her left side. It was about the size of a small corn nuggett, and was freely moveable when you grabbed hold of it. In expected fashion, it pretty much stayed the same. It didn't grow or change in any way for nearly a year. And then, about a month ago, the small spot, became a huge problem. It began to rapidly grow. Without delay, we at Cumberland Valley removed the tumor. 

  • Thursday December 08

    Holy MAT-rimony.

    I know that the holiday season is upon us, and with the cold snap coming on strong it's easy to forget about grooming issues. However, you can never let your guard down, especially on those "haired" breed dogs like Poodles and Cocker Spaniels. These guys, even in winter, need special grooming care. There is nothing wrong with having long hair, but the more length, the more care it needs. Damp, dirty, long, matted hair spells trouble for our canine companions. It's important that you maintain the hair or trim it to the appropriate length to avoid problems. 

  • Thursday December 01

    Turducken: A Grave Enemy To Your…

    It's that time of year again where we enjoy family, snow and a host of banquets. Inevitably, there will be food that won't get eaten. We hate to see food go to waste so a grand idea pops in our head, "I'll bet the dogs will enjoy this left-over turkey!" I know it's tempting, but you need to slow down and think for a minute. Is feeding that entire turkey carcass really good for your pet? The answer is no. 

  • Wednesday October 12

    Videos: Electrocautery

    Electrocautery is used exactly like a scalpel. Anywhere a surgeon might find a need to cut, the electrocautery is used, but the benefits are tremendous over traditional knife cuts. Such as less bleeding, trauma, swelling, and pain. This equates to a more comfortable surgery for your animal. We use the electrocautery unit for everything! including spays and neuters.

  • Wednesday September 28

    The Craziest Day of My Life!

    A few weeks ago, the Bob and Sheri Show took calls for people who had life experiences where things got out of hand. They described it as, "A day where you needed to blow a whistle and have everything stop!" I had one of those days nearly 16 years ago. Yes, I know that there are similar days, events, hard hours to trudge through since, but nothing like this day. (I called in to the show and got on! But, I wanted to tell you the rest of the story.)


I've been using Cumberland Valley Animal Hospital for years!!!! They got my dog through a leg amputation. Also they were great and empathetic when my kitten passed from a tumor. I cannot stress how great these folks are. Dr. Smith is a skilled vet and has always taken time to show my animals lots of love when they come in. So glad my fur babies are in such good hands!
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Dr. Smith has taken care of my "puppy brother" since 2006. I think they see him at least once a month because of allergies or hurting his back jumping off things. I also drive from Lexington with my two cats when they need care because no one else compares to the staff at CVAH.
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Dr Keaton Smith is awesome. Very caring and concerned about the animals. My dog wouldn't have survived had it not been for him. Went above and beyond and Butterball and the Elliott family can't thank you enough
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I'm a first time (continuously) nervous/worried pet owner. When we first got Huey back in January Dr. Keaton was referred to us by a family member who takes their pets there. I couldn't be more satisfied with the care he has been given, or the reassurance he gives me. Dr. Keaton and his wife seen our sweet Huey during the 12-15 inch snow storm we got a few months back, staying late in the office until we made it there. I couldn't express my gratitude enough. I would recommend him to anyone, anytime. Hands down, the best!!
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We found Dr. Keaton Smith on a very sad day for our family. Our Baby, a chocolate lab, had parvo and was literally dying. We took her to Dr. Smith and even though she died twice he worked with her and gave us 11 more years with her. When she got cancer and we had to put her down he was so caring and understanding. He was right there through all the good and bad times during her 12 years and we just live him. I am also a Mimi to a grandpup and my daughter will not take him any place else. Their boarding/kennel staff are also very caring when we have to kennel him. They care that he is frightened and understand the fact that he is a rescue and that makes it easier on us to leave him. All in all they are a wonderful group of people that tame their jobs very seriously and perform it very well. Way to go CVAH, You guys are GREAT!!!!
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They are excellent all of the staff. We have 3 cats now 2 dogs-All of our animals have gone here and have not had any issues. If we had any questions they were quick to answer or guide us to what we needed. Leo just joined our family and goes back next week for next round of shots looking forward to his progress the past 3 weeks. Thank you and highly recommend.
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I am SO THANKFUL for Dr. Smith and the staff at Cumberland Valley Animal Hospital!!! They saved my dog's life! I walked in there on Monday morning, having never been there before, with a very sick dog that had already been hospitalized for two weeks at another hospital. They took us right in and did such a thorough job. Dr. Smith found the cause of the issue, operated that same day, and now we are happily at home recovering. Thank you so very much!
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Dr. Smith has been our Vet for 15+years.His staff is a great bunch and very professional.Gail and I, (Gail my wife) think the world of him.Dr. Smith is the best!
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The staff was wonderful. I took my Great Dane Tank in Friday to get neutered and they were so friendly. Tank was very scared and they let me walk him all the way to his kennel. Couldn't have asked for a better experience.
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Cumberland Valley Animal Hospital

110 Lagoon Trail
London, Kentucky, 40744
P: (606) 864-9120
Email Us info@vetspetsandlaughs.com

Hours of Operation

  • Monday: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Tuesday: 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Thursday: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Friday: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Saturday: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

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