Carolyn Doerning, DVM, BS

Carolyn Doerning, DVM


ULAM Resident

Job Title

Resident, Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine (ULAM)


Dr. Doerning began working with laboratory animals as an undergraduate student at The Ohio State University; first with the animal enrichment program and then as a research assistant with the College of Optometry where she focused on photoreceptor cell function using a rat model. She continued to remain active in the laboratory animal field during veterinary school as a student researcher, ASLAP Officer, and ACLAM summer fellow. Her research involvement included characterization of sickness behaviors in cats with feline idiopathic cystitis and assessment of analgesia/anesthesia efficacy in a mouse surgical model.



Dr. Doerning enjoys clinical laboratory animal medicine and the opportunity to collaborate on research, especially at the intersection of both human and animal health. Her varied professional interests include visual communication design, animal welfare and behavior, the refinement of animal surgical models, and the recognition and management of pain.

Professional Background

  • DVM, The Ohio State University, 2015
  • BS (Animal Science), The Ohio State University, 2010