About Us

Kate Deist, DVM

Dr. Katie Deist is a small animal practitioner who joined the Kinard Animal Hospital team in 2019.

Dr. Deist is originally from Greenwood, South Carolina and completed her undergraduate degree at Clemson University, majoring in Pre-Veterinary Sciences. Dr. Deist dreamed of being a veterinarian at an early age, which came true when she completed her veterinary degree at St. George’s University. She completed her clinicals at the University of Tennessee and continued to work in Tennessee for about 2 years. Her professional interests include theriogenology and preventative medicine.

Outside of work, Dr. Deist enjoys gardening, fishing, hunting, and spending time outdoors. She also enjoys any time spent with her husband, James, and their two Australian shepherds, Oaklee and Remi.