Our History

"Experienced, Professional Veterinary Care Serving the Greater Dayton Metropolitan Area and Beyond"

The roots of our practice go all the way back to 1970 when Dr. Douglas Coatney started a veterinary clinic in the Centerville area shortly after graduating from The Ohio State Veterinary Medical School. Following a year of practice, the clinic had grown so much that it was moved to its current location on Far Hills Avenue in Centerville. Word of the new veterinary clinic spread quickly and FHAC became known for its unique blend of personable care and high-quality, professional services. The clinic continued to expand at its new location, while remaining true to its roots with the addition of Dr. Coatney’s daughter, Dr. Emily Coatney-Smith, in 1995 and Dr. Coatney’s son, Dr. Adam Coatney-Schuler, in 2003.

In 2011, Dr. Douglas Coatney retired and his daughter and son took over leadership of the clinic. The FHAC family has continued to expand with the addition of another veterinarian and the inclusion of exciting new services such as advanced orthopedic surgical procedures and digital diagnostic imaging.

Today Far Hills Animal Clinic is a full-service veterinary hospital using the latest techniques and equipment to assist in the care of your pets. Our professional staff is highly-trained and well-educated, and they undergo regular continuing education and development programs to stay abreast of the latest veterinary medical and surgical techniques. When you come to us, you can be sure that your pet is receiving the very best veterinary care in the Miami Valley!

Here at Far Hills Animal Clinic, our mission is to provide all of our patients with the care and compassion that they deserve, and we promise nothing but the best service to our pets and their human families! We know how important your pets are, so we are committed to helping you fully understand the pros and cons of any treatment option before you make your decision on how to proceed with veterinary care. Whether your pet needs a wellness exam, an advanced orthopedic procedure, or a life saving emergency surgery, you can rest easy knowing we’ve got you covered.

In short, our mission at Far Hills Animal Clinic is to partner with you in ensuring the long-term health of your pet; that is a promise from our family to yours.

Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Centerville Office


8 AM - 6 PM


8 AM - 6 PM


8 AM - 6 PM


8 AM - 6 PM


8 AM - 6 PM


8 AM - noon




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