Diane launched The Cat Whispurrr in the fall of 2017 so she can offer seriously ill cats telehealth, comfort care and peacefull passings in their homes. Her practice's name reflects the way Diane interacts with her patients - she speaks cat! The Cat Whispurrr serves cats who live in Barnegat, Waretown, Forked River, Tuckerton, LBI and Toms River.
Diane is a 1980 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, and a 2015 Temple University Fox School of Business graduate. She was certified as a veterinary hospice and palliative care practitioner in the fall of 2017 by the International Association of Animal Hospice and Palliative Care. Diane founded The Cat Doctor in May 1983, serving as the practice's medical director for 33 years until August of 2016 when she sold the practice. 37 of her 38 years in practice have been spent providng care just for cats! In addition to providing comfort care and home euthanasia at the Jersey Shore she is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Veterinary Medicine where she organizes their introduction to end of life care elective and the junior veterinary students' practice management elective.
An avid Sailor, Diane loves living at the Jersey Shore where she keeps her sailboat, Purrfect. When not attending to needy cats and not on her boat you can find Diane in her local yoga studio, practicing or teaching vinyasa yoga. Since meeting her husband, Fred Turoff, Temple University's Men's gymnastics team retired head coach, her family life has been dominated by men's gymnastics. Her son Evan was a NCAA division 1 athlete, competing at The Ohio State University and was a member of OSU's 2016 Big Ten Championship team. He is a first team all-American Scholar Athlete and was the assistant coach for the University of Maryland's Women's Gymnastics Division 1 team from August 2016 to June 2018. He is now an assistant coach for Temple University's Men's Gymnastic Club team, a boys coach for the Philadelphia Boys' Gymanstics program and is a girl's coach at AJS Pancott Gymnastics in Westchester, PA. Evan's favorite event is rings. Diane also shares her life with two very entertaining cats, Padi and Peach.