Dorie Nelson


I was born and raised in Orlando, FL and majored in marine biology at Rollins College in Winter Park, FL. I graduated from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine (GO GATORS!) and moved to Phoenix in June, 2016 after growing tired of Florida’s humidity and hurricanes.

I have always had a strong interest in feline medicine and have worked in several feline only practices as both a veterinary technician and a veterinarian. Most recently I worked at the Scottsdale Cat Clinic for 4 years until switching to emergency medicine.

When I’m not working, I can be found day dreaming about the beach, kayaking (if I can find water), hiking, traveling, or relaxing at home with my 5 cats, dog, and tortoise. I have a soft spot for geriatric/senior cats and have a passion for helping to manage disease in older kitties to help improve their quality of life.