Dr. Kate Aicher is originally from North Carolina. She moved to Texas in 2005 to work in the GI lab, first as a technician and then later as a supervisor of the service lab. She completed her DVM degree at Texas A&M University in 2012 and then completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville in 2013. Following her internship, she moved to Raleigh to complete a small animal internal medicine residency at North Carolina State University. During her residency, she was heavily involved in ongoing research into gallbladder mucocele disease in dogs and investigated the prevalence of occult thyroid dysfunction as an underlying contributing factor. Following her residency, she spent five years as an internist, and later as medical director, in a local private emergency and specialty practice where she enjoyed a high case load, including many patients affected with gastrointestinal, pancreatic, and hepatobiliary disease. Kate returned to Texas A&M in the summer of 2021 to teach veterinary students in the pre-clinical curriculum at the new VERO campus in Canyon, TX and relocated to the College Station campus in August of 2022 where she continues teaching and clinics and is also able to work more directly with the GI lab on research projects and participate as a telephone consultant for patients diagnosed using the GI lab services.