Dr. Erin Katribe became the medical director of Best Friends Animal Society in October 2018. She earned her DVM degree from Texas AampM University in 2009, with a focus in smallanimal medicine and an interest in shelter medicine. Following graduation, she moved to Austin, Texas, where she initially practiced fulltime in emergency and critical care and performed relief work in highquality, highvolume spayneuter and local shelters. In 2014, she moved to nonprofit fulltime, working as the medical director for Animal Trustees of Austin, a small organization that provided lowcost services to the public and partnered with local shelters. Erin moved to Kanab, Utah, in January 2017 to work at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. She also provides contract services for the Humane Society of the United States HSUS Rural Area Veterinary Services RAVS program as a field clinic veterinarian and is passionate about teaching the next generation of veterinarians about the field of shelter medicine. In 2018, she completed the masters degree program in shelter medicine through the University of Florida.