Amy Tate, DVM



Dr. Tate barely remembers not wanting to be a veterinarian. Her career aspiration may have been inspired early on by reading James Herriot’s books about being a veterinarian in post-world War II England. They prompted her to declare to her parents that she was going to be an equine veterinarian and therefore needed riding lessons and to work in an animal clinic. Dr. Tate started riding American Saddlebreds at age 13 – a passion that continues today – and she joined Riverview Animal Clinic as a kennel technician when she was in high school. 

After earning her DVM, she joined RAC as a veterinarian in 2000. Her clinical interests include dental health, geriatric care and small-animal oncology. She also assumed practice management duties with an emphasis on introducing new technology and services to maintain the clinic’s leadership edge.

Dr. Tate’s philosophy toward the care of her patients is simple. “I treat each patient as I would treat my own pet when making care recommendations,” she says.