Our Team

Doc·Side Veterinary Medical Center takes pride in the knowledge and compassion of our veterinary staff and support team. Take a look at our exceptional team below and reach out to us should you have any questions.

Our Veterinary Team

Our Veterinary Team

Deborah Tierney

Dr. Deborah Tierney  ·  Medical Director

Dr. Tierney grew up in Baltimore, graduating from the Institute of Notre Dame. She received both a Bachelors of Agricultural Science degree and Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Purdue University. She has practiced companion animal medicine in the Baltimore area for over 31 years receiving numerous local and national veterinary awards.

irvin herling

Dr. Irvin Herling  ·  Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Herling, a Baltimore native, has been practicing veterinary medicine since 1972. During his 50 year career he has, not only practiced companion animal medicine, but contributed to his profession by serving on the Board of Animal Control, Directing the Veterinary Technician program for the State of Maryland and being a member of
the Department of Surgery at Sinai Hospital. Although he enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, his specialty interest include minimally invasive surgery, imaging, and oral surgery.

Patrick Coughlin

Dr. Patrick Coughlin  ·  Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Coughlin grew up in Baltimore and attended the University of Maryland in College Park before going to Kansas State University for veterinary school. After graduation, he practiced dog and cat medicine for 2 years in Phoenix, Arizona, before spending 18 months at an allexotic animal hospital in Seattle, Washington.

Dr. Coughlin then moved home to Baltimore to work and be closer to family. Outside of work, he can often be found photographing various wildlife and landscape scenes and visiting various zoos and aquariums
in the area.