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 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 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 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 grew up in Louisville and has been with Doerr Animal Clinic since 2000. Laura is an invaluable member of our team. 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, caring for her flowers, fruits trees and vegetables.


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!


Jordyn joined the Doerr Animal Clinic team in May of 2019. Before starting at Doerr, Jordyn worked as a dog and cat groomer for three years before realizing that her true passion is helping sick pets feel better. She attended Brown Mackie College for two years where she studied veterinary technology and honed her skills in working with animals. When she’s not at work you can find Jordan at the splash pad with her son Trystan or at home playing with her two kittens, Chocolate and Rumi.


April has always loved animals and caring for them. In 2013, April enrolled at Brown Mackie College to obtain her Veterinary Technician Degree. She has been active in the Veterinary field since 2014. April is trained, not only as a Veterinary Tech in exam rooms, but also as a Surgical Assistant to the Doctors. April lives with her lovely daughter Kayleigh along with several pets: Fruitloop, a Green Cheek Conure, Daisy the Ferret, Cleo the Ball Python, Melvin the Chinchilla, and their wonderful dogs, Tyson and Bubba! April loves to cook, and during her free time she loves to be outdoors hiking and camping!

Front Office Staff


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 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 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.


Shelby grew up in Louisville and has always loved the company of beloved furry friends. She recently graduated High School and has a huge passion for horses. At home, all of her love goes to her cat family, Mojo Jojo, Batman, Boo and Morris. When Shelby is not working she loves to ride horses, watch sports with her Dad and watch her favorite shows. Shelby has actually been a part of the Doerr family her entire life. Shelby’s Mom has been a huge part of our team for many years. From the moment Shelby could walk she would visit our clinic with her mom. And now she officially works here, since 2017, and says she couldn’t be happier! We couldn’t be happier either!