If your pet suffers an emergency, first attempt to contact your primary care veterinarian. If they cannot assist you, or if they recommend transfer to a 24-hour care facility, call Metropolitan at (502) 266-7007. We will provide you with emergency instructions and prepare for your arrival.
Metropolitan Veterinary Emergency Service opened in 2009 to provide after-hour and weekend emergency care for your pet in times of crisis. With the oversight of a board-certified criticalist our emergency veterinarians and staff strive to stabilize, diagnose, and treat patients in an efficient and compassionate fashion.
Kate Hovious, DVM
Katelyn Buren, DVM
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!
Morgan Miller, DVM
Dr. Morgan Miller attended Murray State University where she played soccer and graduated from Auburn University Vet School in 2020. Following graduation she worked in General Practice in Tennessee and then in Florida before moving back to KY to become and ER doctor at MVES in 2021. She has a German Shephard named Zana and her professional interests include ultrasound, internal medicine and intensive care.
In her free time, Morgan loves coaching soccer, golfing, being on the water and traveling the U.S.
Julia Niemann, DVM
Dr. Julia Niemann attended Eastern Kentucky University for college and is a 2022 graduate of the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Her love for emergency medicine began in the equine hospital and quickly grew to encompass dogs and cats. Her professional interests include staying up to date on current evidence-based practices in order to bring the best quality care to your pet in their time of need!
Dr. Niemann is currently based out of Jeffersontown, Ky. On her days off, you can find her at the gym, attending a live music event or enjoying any outdoor activity that includes her two rescue pups – Troy and Bones.
Julia joined the MVES team in July 2022 as part of their new accelerated internship program, prior to transitioning to a full-time emergency clinician.
Bailey Ross, DVM
Dr. Bailey Ross attended the University of Kentucky for her undergraduate degree and graduated from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2022. While at Auburn she served as the Student Government Association President at the veterinary college, as well as worked in the small animal ICU. Her professional interests include neurology, critical care, feline medicine, and client education and communication.
As a Louisville native, Dr. Ross was excited to return home and join the team at Metropolitan. She currently lives with her husband and their beloved cats, and they are expecting to welcome a new baby to their family here soon! In her free time, Dr. Ross enjoys reading, spending time with her family, and exploring the outdoors.