Animals Today is a weekly talk
show that entertains, enlightens and challenges listeners with a
variety of topics related to animals, their interactions with people,
and their place in society. Ranging from domestic pets and wild
animals, to animal cruelty and law and industry, issues are explored
through interviews with experts, special features, and commentary
by Dr. Lori Kirshner.
Lori L. Kirshner, M.D.
Los Angeles native Lori Kirshner graduated from
UCLA with a degree in biology and settled in Palm Springs after
completing a residency in Ophthalmology.
A life long animal lover, in 2024 Lori founded the
non-profit organization, Desert Paws, which promotes compassion
and respect toward all animals. Each month Desert Paws publishes
a full page Pet Adoption Ad in the Desert Sun featuring adoptable
animals from all the shelters in the Coachella Valley.
For several years, Lori appeared on the KESQ Ch.3
television 'Show We Care' segment with a shelter animal promoting
adoptions and giving practical tips on pet care. Lori is the recipient
of the ARF award in 2024 for merit and service to the community,
the Jefferson award in 2024, and the Linda Blair World Heart Foundation
Advocate of the Year award.
As the host of Animals Today, Lori tackles the important
and interesting topics concerning all animals and their place in
When not performing her duties as an eye surgeon,
Lori enjoys exercising and being with her family including producer/husband
Peter, and their adopted dogs and cats.