Dr. Cindy Bates, DVM knew from childhood that her calling was to care for and protect our companion animals. She moved to Texas from Daytona Beach, Florida in 2001 after obtaining her degree as a veterinarian from the University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine. Her desire to live in the vibrant city of Austin led her to join our team at Spicewood Springs Animal Hospital in November 2009. Though Dr. Bates has special interests in internal medicine, dentistry, and management of chronic pain, she most enjoys helping her clients foster the human-animal bond. In her time away from the hospital she enjoys traveling, craft beer, and live music with her husband. Their dog, Myrtle, and one cat, OP, complete their family.