We strive to provide a unique, personalized experience from the moment you enter the door until you checkout.


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About us

Kentucky Paws Animal Hospital is a labor of love. We meticulously planned every detail of the clinic, from the custom door frames to the brass cabinet handles. We strive to provide a unique, personalized experience from the moment you enter the door until you checkout. When you arrive at Kentucky Paws, you will be greeted by our knowledgeable, welcoming staff who genuinely care about your pet.

Our Services

Exceptional Veterinary Care

Annual Preventative Care

These examinations are the most important part of preventative healthcare for pets in all stages of life. Preventative healthcare involves vaccinations, deworming, flea, tick, and heartworm prevention.


It’s important for annual oral examinations to determine whether your pet needs a dental cleaning. We understand at-home dental care can be difficult, so we recommend regular dental cleanings as most periodontal disease lies underneath the gumline.


Not all illnesses or injuries can be seen by the naked eye – that’s where digital X-rays come into play.


We offer lab work to be formed both in-house with same-day results or the option to send out to a reference lab for evaluation. A variety of samples can be collected and cytology evaluated to look for evidence of infection, inflammation, or cancerous cells.


Dr. Dettmer’s favorite thing about veterinary medicine is being in the operating room. You can feel confident that your loved one will be in excellent hands with Dr. Dettmer when it comes to surgery!

A Purr-fect Place for Cats

We have a cat-only exam room with pheromone diffusers to help keep cats calm, along with custom fiberglass cages to help keep them warm and eliminate loud noises.


A Unique Experience

Customer Service

Customer service is a priority, along with a fear-free experience for your beloved furry friend. We strive to ensure the environment is relaxed and the appointment goes smoothly and efficiently. I wanted to get rid of your typical sterile hospital feel and provide a warm, cozy surrounding. You’ll never feel intimidated, guilty, or pressured while at Kentucky Paws. I want to gain and build your trust as your veterinarian and for you to leave thinking that it was a beautiful experience all around and feel confident that your four-legged friend received the very best care.


What People Are Saying

“Dr. Whitney is phenomenal. In any circumstance, she has exceeded my expectations. I trust that any care she provides for my pets is competent and honest. I’m so happy I have a vet that cares so generously for my pets!”


“Dr. Dettmer has been taking care of my fur babies for several years. She is nothing less than kind, compassionate, and knowledgeable. I couldn’t ask for a better doctor to care for my pets.”


“Our anxious, 7 year old pup has always struggled with becoming extremely stressed out during visits at the vet office until switching to Dr. Dettmer. Her calm demeanor and patience has allowed us to make leaps and bounds with the care of our dog. She is very straightforward about diagnosis and always clearly explains all options for treatment. She takes the time to get to know both you and your animal and has made herself readily available with emergency questions/visits whenever needed.”