Dr. Cates is originally from Memphis, TN. He attained his Bachelors from the University of Memphis and his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Immediately upon graduation, he found himself drawn to the Pacific Northwest and he settled in Portland in 2001. Dr. Cates enjoys working with both dogs and cats and is particularly interested in soft tissue surgery, geriatric medicine, and challenging dermatology cases.
Dr. Laura Kimmell received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.) from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2013. She received her undergraduate Bachelors degree in Animal Science from Oregon State University in 2008. Dr. Kimmell has worked in the Portland area since 2013 as a small animal practitioner. She enjoys creating comfortable and understanding environments for pet parents to learn about and understand the care their pets need.