Dr. Erin Tate Delivers University of North Texas Commencement Speech

On Friday, December 10, 2021, CityVet’s Dr. Erin Tate delivered the commencement address to the newest graduating class of the University of North Texas College of Science. Over 300 STEM-focused students were honored at the graduation as the Fall 2021 class.

“I am thrilled to speak at the UNT College of Science commencement this year,” said Dr. Tate. “As a kid of a University of North Texas professor and a student of this university, there is no greater honor. I hope sharing my story will inspire others to lead their best life after graduation!”

“Dr. Tate is part of an important and impactful profession that a degree from the College of Science can lead to – taking care of the medical needs of our dear pets within our families,” said Dean Pamela Padilla. “I greatly appreciate all of the work Dr. Tate does for the College of Science alongside her successful practice, and I am pleased that she will be delivering the commencement address to our newest graduates.”

For the past twenty-one years, Dr. Erin Tate has been busy living her dream of helping animals. Her journey to a successful career began at UNT, where she graduated with an undergraduate degree in Biology in 1994 and went on to complete her doctorate in Veterinary Medicine at Texas A&M in 1999. Her focus has been in small and exotic animal practice ever since. In 2004, Dr. Tate opened her first CityVet clinic and has since grown to two clinics and a Ruffit location. Alongside managing these growing businesses and seeing her patients, she also mentors other veterinarians on how to run and own successful practices, too.