Our Team

Ophthalmology Team

Dr. Diana Pate

DVM, Diplomate ACVO

Dr. Diana Pate received her doctorate of veterinary medicine from the University of Tennessee. Following a small animal surgery and medicine internship at University of Georgia and an additional year as the UGA triage doctor, Dr. Pate began a three year ophthalmology residency at North Carolina State University. During this residency she received specialty training in the medical and surgical management of canine, feline, equine, food animal, and exotic animal eye disease. After becoming board certified in ophthalmology, Dr Pate worked in Charlotte, NC.  She joined Upstate Veterinary Specialists in 2012 to establish the first veterinary ophthalmology service in the Upstate and Western North Carolina. Her clinical interests include cataract surgery and corneal disease. She enjoys her career because it “enhances the quality of life of our patients, by improving their vision and eliminating their eye pain”.  Outside of work, Dr. Pate enjoys family life with her husband, two sons, dog, and cat. She loves spending time outdoors, staying active and cooking for her family and friends.

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