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About Our Emergency Service

Meet Our Emergency Doctors

Jeff Smith, DVM, DACVECC, Medical Director

Dr. Jeff Smith is a 1996 graduate of Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine. He completed an internship with Purdue University in 1997. Dr. Smith completed an emergency and critical care residency at Animal Emergency Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (1997-1998) and Louisville Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Services in Louisville, KY (2003-2005).

Kari Owens, DVM

Dr. Kari Owens is a 2012 graduate of Michigan State College of Veterinary Medicine. She completed an internship with Auburn University in 2013.

Alex Broomell, VMD, Emergency Services Director

Dr. Broomell attended Rutgers University for college and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine, in 2018. Following graduation, she moved to Louisville and went on to complete her rotating internship with MVES. After completion, she worked as a full time emergency clinician in Tennessee before returning to MVES in 2020. Dr. Broomell is the Emergency Services Director and full time emergency clinician.
Dr. Broomell currently resides in Louisville with her husband, baseball-themed dog crew of 4, two cats, and recently welcomed a baby girl. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family, exploring new restaurants, and most importantly, being a new mom.

James Redmon, DVM

Dr. Jimmy Redmon is a 2005 graduate of Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. He completed an internship with Louisiana State University in 2006.

Monica King, DVM


Taylor Marshall, BVetMed(Hons)

Dr. Taylor Marshall is a 2019 graduate of The Royal Veterinary College in London, England.  Before and during veterinary school Dr.Marshall worked as a veterinary technician in general practice, emergency and surgery, as well as veterinary reception for the out of hours services at RVC.  Her interests within veterinary medicine include FIP, ultrasonography, cytology and RECOVER initiative standard CPR.  She is based here in Louisville with her partner James and their two cats Zoë and Tamara.  In her free time she and her partner enjoy exploring the Louisville area and returning to England to visit family and friends. Her hobbies include DIY home improvements, craft food/beer, and cooking. She joined Metropolitan in 2019.

Katelyn Buren, DVM

Dr. Katelyn Buren was born and raised in Louisville, KY. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Kentucky in 2017 and is a 2021 graduate of Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. Her professional interests include ultrasonography, toxicology, trauma, transfusion medicine, and client communication.
In her free time, Katelyn loves spending time with her husband, Evan, their family, and her dog, Ollie. Her hobbies include traveling, cooking, gardening, boating, and basically any outdoor activity.
Katelyn joined the MVES team in June 2021 and is happy to be able to provide care to you and your pets when needed the most!