Dr. Erin Katribe
Dr. Erin Katribe is the Medical Director of Best Friends Animal Society. In this role, she provides medical guidance to Best Friends’ lifesaving centers and provides consultative support to partner shelters across the U.S. Erin earned her DVM degree from Texas A&M University in 2009, already knowing that her future was in shelter medicine and animal welfare. Initially, she practiced full-time emergency and critical care and performed contract work in high-quality, high-volume spay/neuter and local shelters before joining Best Friends in 2017. In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in Houston, she led the way in saving the lives of dogs with distemper, as well as hundreds of other animals affected by the storm. Erin has a master’s degree in shelter medicine through the University of Florida, and she is passionate about teaching future generations about shelter medicine and animal services. She also provides contract services for the Humane Society of the United States Rural Area Veterinary Services program as a field clinic veterinarian focusing on access to care in underserved communities.