Dr. Thorne has been practicing veterinary medicine for over 20 years, having received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Auburn University, College of Veterinary Medicine in 1983, after completing a bachelor’s degree in biology and agriculture from Western Kentucky University in 1979. She is a native of Bowling Green, and happy to have returned. Dr. Thorne has a strong interest in feline preventative health, behavior, and the human animal bond, recognizing the importance of having a pet in human health. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), Kentucky Veterinary Medical Association (KVMA), Veterinary Information Network (VIN) and the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP).
Dr. Thorne has been awarded the Distinguished Service Award and Veterinarian of the Year by the Alabama Veterinary Medical Association for her work with the Veterinary Wellness Committee. In addition to horseback riding, gardening and quilting, Dr. Thorne enjoys travel and her two children– Beth, a practicing Veterinarian in Hawaii, and Chris, a former U.S. Marine who was stationed in Hawaii but who now attends Auburn University studying Pharmacy.
Dr. Thorne loves to trail ride with her horse Willie.