The Cat Doctor Feline Medical Center

2900 Youree Drive
Shreveport, LA 71104


Our Feline Friendly Doctors

Pamala Coker, DVM, Ph.D.

Pamala Coker, DVM, Ph.D.


Dr. Coker received a DVM in 1998 and a Ph.D. in 2002 from Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine. You may hear Dr. Coker referred to as ‘Dox.’ Her Mother started that idea after Dox graduated with her Ph.D. and started calling her ‘DocDoc’ which was somehow shortened to Dox. I think it’s really because Dox is a ‘Paradox with a pair of Docs.’ Get it?!

Before attending veterinary school, Dox had several ‘careers.’ She served in the U.S. Army, worked in the corporate jungle, and taught high school for a few years. This unique background and management experience has helped with her goal of a successful feline only veterinary practice. The Cat Doctor was founded in 2007 and has been owned and operated by Dr. Coker for over 15 years.

Cats have been in her life for as long she can remember. Her mother says there was always one around and in the bed with her. There is a rumor that she is part cat.

Dox enjoys gardening, remodeling, and fishing. She lives on Cross Lake and goes fishing with her cats often. When not fishing with the cats she likes to work on her property, or at the office, and work some more. The Cats have mentioned that she doesn’t go fishing enough.


Lela Durci, DVM

Lela Durci, DVM


Dr. Durci is a 2017 graduate of Oklahoma State University and a Shreveport native. She joined the Cat Doctor practice as a fresh new veterinarian in September of 2017 and has been absorbing and sponging up information from her most excellent mentor, Dr. Coker, ever since. She has loved cats as long as she can remember and currently has a black and white domestic shorthair named “Ripley”, the love of her life. 

Her goal at the Cat Doctor is to bring a fresh perspective to the practice and learn everything she can in the process. Dr. Durci hopes to one day get a residency in anatomic pathology. She also has a passion for exotic animal medicine, especially aquatics and fish. 

In her spare time, she loves taking long naps, playing video games, drawing and illustrating, creating costumes and props, and hanging out at her family lake house on Toledo Bend near Leesville, Louisiana. Her favorite places to go on vacation are tropical beaches and the Pacific Northwest, and she hopes to one day become SCUBA certified.