About Us

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).

Veterinary 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 County with her 2 children, along with their 2 rescue dogs.  Ashley is very busy with 2 young children at home, but when she does have free time, she enjoys spending it with her friends.

  • Laura

    Laura 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.

  • Emilie

    Emilie grew up in Louisville and knew from a very young age she wanted to work with animals She lives at home with her three rescue cats, Freya, Moonbeam and Holly. In her free time, Emilie enjoys hiking, running and volunteering at her church. We couldn't be more happy for Emilie to be a part of our team! 

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!

  • Diana

    Diana has been in the Veterinary field as a receptionist since 2014 and loves it! She has two fur babies of her own, Binx the Cat and Maxx the Dog. Diana is the proud mother of a bright and beautiful daughter and married to the love of her life! During her free time she enjoys drawing, painting murals and scrap-booking. Diana also loves to read and go to the theater. We are lucky to have her! 

Kennel Technicians

  • Lauren

    Lauren is the epitome of whom we would call an animal lover. She has had pets throughout her life and currently has a Chihuahua, Josie and her cat, Jet. She is also the proud mother of a son and daughter. It has always been her goal to work with animals. When living in Tampa in 2008 she began work as a groomer and worked for a mobile groomer helping to amass a large clientele. After moving back to her hometown in Indiana, she then searched for another 'animal job' and here she is with us! Lauren is an avid UK Wildcat fan and also enjoys music, concerts and movies. 

  • Cooper

    Cooper grew up in Louisville as well. Like all of us, he has been an animal lover his entire life. Ever since he was a child, he has been a volunteer for various animal shelters, the zoo, rescue groups, etc. He is definitely happy to now have a career in what he is passionate about and actually getting paid to do it! His room-mate is Stanley the Cat. In Cooper's free time he loves music and spending time with friends. We are glad to have someone like Cooper on our team!


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 and local area rescue groups. Pre-approval is required to qualify for the rescue group discounts, please call us for more information.