Dr. Gary M. Tran


Dr. Gary Minh Tran is one of Metro-Louisville's most senior and experienced Veterinarians still in active practice today. This is an advantage you do not want to miss for your pet's health. Your pet will be seen and treated by a highly skilled and experienced veterinarian.

Dr. Tran is a U.S. educated Veterinarian.

  • Oklahoma State University, Bachelor of Science 1962
  • Oklahoma State University, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine 1964

Born in Vietnam, Dr. Tran married his childhood sweetheart, Georgette and is the proud father of 6 children and enjoys numerous grandchildren. Dr Tran is fluent in English, Vietnamese and French.

In Vietnam, Dr. Tran served his country during the tumultuous war years as the Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine in Saigon, and Undersecretary of Agriculture for the Republic of South Vietnam. responsible for elevating the quality of animal care and food production. 

As noted in the forward to his globally published study on Agricultural Development in Vietnam, Dr. Tran was successively advanced to key positions serving the agriculture industry in Vietnam:

  • Professor of Medicine at the College of Agriculture in Saigon
  • Director of the Tan Son Nhat Livestock Experimental Station 
  • Chief of the Animal Production Service
  • Assistant to the Director for Animal Husbandry (i.e. livestock health and breeding)
  • Director of Cabinet, Minister of Land Reform and Agriculture
  • UnderSecretary of Agriculture

Returning to the United States upon the fall of Saigon in 1975, Dr. Tran completed advanced Fellowship study at Oklahoma State University and then moved to Louisville, KY. Dr. Tran and his family are naturalized American citizens. 

In Louisville, KY, Dr. Tran was the Chief Surgeon for a major practice in the region developing his extensive surgical and diagnostic skills. In 1982, Dr. Tran was asked by a group of Veterinarians to take over the operation of the Animal Emergency Center which had been built to handle the after-hours emergencies of the regions veterinary practices. Dr. Tran continued to develop his skills and handled more emergency cases than most Vets would ever see in a lifetime of practice over the next few decades. 

In 1990, Dr. Tran began to look into other areas of medicine which could offer additional help for his patients. Dr. Tran began an extensive study in what was referred to in the U.S. as 'Alternative or Complimentary Medicine.' In the course of this study, Dr. Tran became the Lead Research Consultant in Small Animal Medicine regarding the use of nutraceutical and botanical medicine for small animals (i.e. cats, dogs and other household pets) for the leading nutraceutical manufacturer in the U.S., Morinda Corporation. 

Today, Dr. Tran continues to offer his extensive knowledge and experience to pet owners in the Metro-Louisville area. 

ANIMAL EMERGENCY CENTER AND HOSPITAL is the registered name of Animal Emergency Center LLC

For Emergencies Call  (502) 456-6102

OPEN 7 Days a Week, 7PM to 1AM but we are often open as late as 3AM or later as circumstances and the needs of the patient dictate. Open Holidays (NO Holiday Surcharge!)

3321 Red Roof Inn Place, Louisville, KY 40218                                                                               

Exit 71 South off the Watterson Xway (I-264) onto Newburg Road. At the first light past the freeway ramps, turn right onto Bishop Lane. We are located behind the Speedway Gas Station near the intersection of Newburg Road and Bishop Lane, next to the Red Roof Inn.