About Us


Dr. Kerry Garrity has been practicing in the Louisville area since graduating from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 2003. To fulfill her dream of practicing quality medicine in a warm and friendly environment, Dr. Garrity and her husband opened their own small animal hospital in October of 2007.

Dr. Garrity is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the American Association of Feline Practitioners. The Downtown Animal Hospital offers state of the art medical facilities (including digital radiographs and full in house laboratory) and treatments. As a dedicated member of the veterinary community, Dr. Garrity and The Downtown Animal Hospital enjoy working with various rescue organizations, The Woodstock Animal Foundation, the Animal Protection Agency and Saving Sunny. Her hobbies include volunteer work, traveling and spending time with family.


Kiley graduated from University Of South Carolina with a B.S. in Marine Science in 2004.

Kiley is our part time Vet Tech, she has been with The Downtown Animal Hospital since it opened in 2007.  She and Dr. Garrity have worked together for ten years in total. Currently, Kiley has eight animals, six cats ( Flick,  Alice, Hilary, Dexter, Midge, and Guido) and two dogs (Jaycee and Daisy) and all of them are Kiley’s perfect little angels (except for when they’re not). All of them were rescues, usually fosters or special needs cats that she couldn’t bare to adopt out. Kiley has always been crazy about animals and the number of them she has just proves it.   Recently, Kiley and her husband added a two legged member to the family, her daughter Molly. When not taking care of all her animals and Molly, Kiley likes to travel, and take hikes in Kentucky’s beautiful parks.


Lauren is our full-time Veterinary Assistant.  She and her husband Evan are originally from Louisiana but moved here so  Evan could attend the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.  At home she has Tater, a great pyrenees mix and Spurgeon, a feisty black kitty.  Lauren loves her job but when she isn’t working she enjoys cooking, painting and crafts of all kinds.


Desiree recently joined us in September of 2015 as our new receptionist.  While Desiree is new to us, she is not new to the field having worked for seventeen years in animal hospitals both here and in California.  When she is not working here or at Metropolitan Veterinary Emergency and Specialist, Desiree loves taking care of her two dogs and two cats (all rescues), fostering small fur babies, reading and cooking.


Kalia is our part-time Veterinary Assistant. She graduated in 2013 with a  Bachelor of Arts in Internationsl Studies and a minor in Spanish.  Si! Habla espanol.

After traveling some of the world, Kalia decided to return home to take up   pre-veterinary classes at IUS with the hope of earning her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in the future.  Between working and studying, Kalia likes to spend time outdoors with her fury companion, Mia, and reading.  She has always loved science and animals –including bugs.  Feel free to ask her about her moth research when you stop in!