Dr. Michelle Kates has been practising at South Burnaby Vet Hospital since 1998. She graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph, Ontario in 1995. She first worked for a few years in Toronto before moving out to beautiful British Columbia. She came initially for a one year contract, but then fell in love with the area (and our practice!) and decided to stay! Dr. Kates is a very dedicated veterinarian who adores her job as is well loved by our clients and staff.
Dr. Kates lives in Vancouver with her husband Sol, their son Aaron and daughter Hannah. Also part of the family is “Dawson”, a most lovable dog, and “Spot”, a rescue kitty she fell in love with and adopted during her veterinary career. She enjoys the outdoors and time watching her children’s activities. She looks forward to teaching the kids to ski when they are a little older.
Dr. Kates has a great passion for internal medicine, is very thorough and practices extremely high quality medicine. She makes a point of keeping on top of the latest and greatest by attending seminars and coordinating with specialists. She has special interests in dermatology,cardiology, opthalmology and geriatric medicine.