Dr. Erin Wilkens was born and raised in Marshall, a small town in Northeast Texas. She went to undergraduate school at University of Texas at Tyler where she graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Biology. After graduation, she was employed by 2 different wineries before pursuing a career in veterinary medicine. She longed for a more challenging and satisfying career, and had always kept the thought of becoming a veterinarian in the back of her mind. Upon starting vet school at Texas A&M, she discovered a love for working with cats. Growing up she had always enjoyed having cats as a pets, but now she saw them on a whole new level. She noticed, when compared to dogs, cats were often misunderstood and the treatment options were more limited. She decided she wanted to become more knowledgeable about cats so she could share that knowledge with other cat owners. Dr. Wilkens is a member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners, American Veterinary Medical Association, and Texas Veterinary Medical Association. She enjoys educating clients on common diseases and internal medicine cases. Outside the Cat Clinic, Dr. Wilkens loves to garden, refinish old furniture, and visit Texas wineries. Dr. Wilkens and her husband, Kevin, have 4 wonderful fur babies at home. These include a dog named Sherlock, and 3 cats - Po, Heidi, and Choco.