Owner and Veterinarian
Dr. Ryan Cate, Veterinarian, purchased Grote Veterinary Clinic in January 2016. Dr. Ryan Cate grew up in Boyd, Texas and attended Weatherford College where he obtained an Associate Degree in Agricultural Science. He continued his undergraduate studies at Texas A&M University where he was a member of the Corps of Cadets (Thunderbird 3) and graduated in 2005 with a B.S. in Animal Science.
He was awarded his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Michigan State University in May 2009. After graduating with his doctorate, Dr. Cate completed an Equine Medicine and Surgery internship at Lonestar Park Equine Hospital in Grand Prairie, TX under the guidance of Dr. Wes Williams. Upon completing his internship, Dr. Cate moved to Grenada where he was a faculty member at St. George’s University when the College of Veterinary Medicine was awarded full AVMA Accreditation in September 2011. Dr. Cate purchased Riverstone Veterinary Hospital in Brock, Texas in January 2013. Dr. Cate is dedicated to the treatment and care of your pets at both locations.
Outside of practice Dr. Cate enjoys spending time with his wife, Stefanie and their sons, Cole and Landon. As a family, they often enjoy showing horses and pigs, spending time in the outdoors, including duck and upland bird hunting!
- Parker County Sherrif's Posse
- Parker County Livestock Improvement Association
- Parker County Pet's Alive
- Meals on Wheels
"We just moved to the area this year. It was hard to leave our vet in Fort Worth after many years, but I opted to give Riverstone a try since it is much more conveniently located near our home. What a great decision we made. Brock is truly lucky to have a veterinarian period, but to have a practice as wonderful as Riverstone is even luckier. Dr. Cate and his staff truly go above and beyond to care for our beloved furry family members. Our pets are greeted by name as soon as we walk in the door. One of our dogs is quite wary of strangers, but Dr. Cate and his techs were patient and calm with him, which I very much appreciated. Also, Dr. Cate worked with us to figure out what was going on with our other dog's eye. After a referral to the ophthalmologist, Dr. Cate was able to perform the surgery for nearly $1,000 less than what the specialist was going to charge us. I am grateful to have a vet who recognizes the importance of our pets' health, but also empathizes with costs associated with responsible pet ownership. We will be clients for life." -Emily W.