Kimberly Pate, DVM

standingDr. Kimberly Pate has been a member of the Sunset Veterinary family since August 2014. Before joining the Sunset Vet team, Dr. Pate worked for three years in Oklahoma City as a small animal veterinarian. She is a current member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Oklahoma Veterinary Medical Association, and is certified by the USDA APHIS as an accredited veterinarian.

Dr. Pate actively attends annual conferences to stay current with advances in the veterinary field. She enjoys practicing preventative care with focus on wellness, dentistry, pain managements, dermatology and allergy management.

From the beginning

Dr. Pate knew from a young age that she wanted to pursue a career in Veterinary Medicine. One of her fondest memories is spending time with a friend on their farm learning how to care for dogs, cats, chickens, horses and cattle. She he has been hooked ever since.

She started working as a veterinary assistant during high school – she graduated from Owasso High School in 2004 – and continued working at various veterinary clinics throughout the summers while in college at Oklahoma State University. She earned the General Honors Award from OSU while completing a Bachelor of Science Degree in Animal Science and worked as a student researcher for OSU’s Lung Biology Laboratory. She was admitted to OSU’s Veterinary School and graduated with a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 2011.

Family and compassion are key

Dr. Pate brings family values into the workplace, as she believes that it’s important that all veterinary care professionals treat every pet gently and with compassion as if they were their own. Dr. Pate has lots of practice when it comes to providing passion for pets; she dishes it out to her dogs Kasey (Papillion) and Wyatt (Boston Terrier) on an everyday basis.

When Dr. Pate isn’t at the office, she enjoys staying active with her husband by camping, fishing, running, and especially biking. They have taken several bicycle tours, riding across Oklahoma, Kansas, and Missouri.