Dr. James Gates

Dr. James Gates, President

"My father and I had the same Math teacher in high school, 38 years apart. Mrs. Ethel Scott was the hardest, best teacher I ever had. You did not want to go to her class unprepared. Her favorite saying was, 'You better burn the midnight oil doing your homework.' She made Math classes in college seem much easier. Thank you Mrs. Scott."

Owner/Veterinarian, Zarzamora Veterinary Clinic

Graduate of Southwest High School, 1972 Holds a BS(1976) and MS(1977) Degrees in Animal Science, Texas A&M University DVM Degree, 1981, Texas A&M University

Husband, father of two, grandfather of five. Member of Southwest Baptist Church. Chairman, SWISD Scholarship Committee

Dr. Gates is a veterinarian treating small animals (dogs and cats). Along with a business partner, they own and operate two clinics in San Antonio. His family also runs a cow/calf operation on a small ranch where he lives.

"It is important for me to be involved in my community and for me to give back, specifically the children of my community. I need to be a good example to others and to encourage young people to strive to reach their maximum potential. I hope to be a positive influence on other people's lives."