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Doerr Animal Clinic is proud to serve the Louisville KY area for everything pet related.  Our veterinary clinic and animal hospital is run by Pat Turns, who is a licensed, experienced Louisville veterinarian.


Dr. Pat Turns:  Dr. Turns attended the United States Military Academy at West Point, graduating in 1985, then served 5 years as an officer in the United States Army.  After serving in the Army, it was Dr. Turns deep love of animals that led him to the decision to attend Purdue University and become a Veterinarian.  After his graduation in 1995, Dr. Turns practiced 7 years in Southern Indiana as a small and large animal veterinarian.  He then moved to Louisville to a small animal practice for 2 years prior to joining Doerr Animal Clinic in 2004.  He became a partner with Dr. Doerr in 2007 and purchased the entire practice in 2011.  Dr. Turns lives at home with his wife and 2 children, along with their menagerie of rescued dogs and cats.

Dr. Rachel Cohn:  Dr. Rachel Cohn grew up right around the corner from Doerr Animal Clinic. She graduated from DuPont Manual High School in 2003 and then obtained her undergraduate degree from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio with a major in Chemistry and minor in Biology. She then attended Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2010. Since graduation she has been practicing small animal medicine in Louisville, KY and Southern Indiana and is happy to finally be back practicing close to home. Her special interests include cardiology, ophthalmology, and ultrasound. In her free time, Dr. Cohn can be found spending time in the Highlands with her husband Joey, son Elijah, and hound dog Pine (Cohn).

Front Office Staff:

Tisa:  We were thrilled to welcome Tisa to our team in 2015.  Tisa has been an outstanding team member and we are lucky to have her.  She has been a Veterinarian Technician since 1997 and made the decision to move to the front office when joining Doerr Animal Clinic.  She is happily married with a son, 3 grandchildren (though you would never think she could be a grandmother!) and 4 "Furbabies".  During Tisa's free time, outside of family, she loves gardening!

Veterianary Technicians:

Mickey:  Mickey has his BS and LVT degrees.  Mickey is a graduate of the Veterinary Technology Program at Murray State University and has been employed at Doerr Animal Clinic since 1985.  He holds certification as a Licensed Veterinary Technologist from the Commonwealth of Kentucky.  He is a member and Past-President of the Kentucky Veterinary Technician Association and a memebr of the National Association of Veterinary Technicians of America.  In his spare time he enjoys listening to music and attending NASCAR races as well as U of L Footbal and Basketball games.  He is active in the Masonic Lodge and Scottish rite and is also a Shriner.  He also serves on the State Staff for Kentucky DeMolay. 
Ashley:  Ashley has been a Veterinary Technician since 2007 and joined Doerr Animal Clinic in 2013. She has quickly become a valued member of our team. Ashley lives in Louisville with her two beautiful children and her rescue dog, Jay. Ashley is, of course, very busy with two young children, but when she has free time she loves to read and spend time with her friends. 
Lara:  Lara grew up in Louisville and  Has been with Doerr Animal Clinic since 2000. She is Married and has 3 beautiful children as well as 4 furry cat babies (all rescues), Q-tip, Boo, Batman and Morris. During her free time she loves to garden, flowers, fruits and vegetables.
Carmen:  Carmen joined our team November 2016. She has worked in the Veterinary industry since 2009. She has a degree in Equine healthcare but has a passion for all animals. She shares her home with her husband, Billy, son Easton and 3 dogs. In her spare time Carmen enjoys riding horses, spending time with her family and outdoor activities.

Clinic Greeter's (Our Cats):

Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower: 

About Us - Our Clinic CatsDwight and Mamie came to us in 2014.  They had been abandoned and were brought to us in hopes we could find a home for them.  We immediately fell in love with them and decided to make them a part of our family.  Dwight and Mamie are always at the door to greet our clients and their pets.  They love to rub against the smaller dogs, walk under the large ones, and will frequently try and sneak their way into an empty cat carrier only to surprise the client when they put their own cat back inside.  They always keep us entertained!  

Clinic Greeter's (Our Cats): 


We are proud to provide a state-of-the-art facility for the highest quality veterinary care available. We are confident that you will feel right at home in our office as we welcome all patients as if they were family.


If you would like to make an appointment, please contact our office by phone. Our office facilitates communications and our phone is answered 24 hours a day. Our receptionists and team will attempt to accommodate all requests to the best of our ability. Emergencies are accepted anytime our clinic is open. A doctor is available by phone after hours for emergency calls and will help you decide whether or not your pet needs to be sent to an emergency facility that we recommend. If you feel you have an emergency with your pet, please call us or come to the hospital immediately. If possible it is best to call before coming in so that a staff member can advise you on your particular emergency.


If you are unable to keep an appointment, we ask that you kindly provide us with at least 24 hours notice. We ask for this advance notice so that we can offer this appointment to another patient.

Types of Pets Seen

  • Dogs
  • Cats


We will do everything we can to help you afford the treatment your pet needs. Doerr Animal Clinic accepts payment via cash, check, and major credit cards.

We provide estimates for all surgeries and hospitalizations. If you have not received an estimate, you are welcome to request one at any time for your expected charges.


Doerr Animal Clinic offers discounted services to senior citizens, local area rescue groups, and veterans/military. Pre-approval is required to qualify for the rescue group discounts, please call us for more information.

We strive to provide complete care for our patients. Learn more about all the services we provide.
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