Dr. Gamber grew up in Euclid, Ohio. She completed her undergraduate work at the University of Findlay, and went on to earn her veterinary degree at The Ohio State University. She graduated in 1995 and began practicing small animal medicine in North Canton. After a few years, she came to Viking and worked with Terry Owen, DVM who mentored Dr. Gamber in the area of orthopedic surgery. Dr. Gamber has extensive experience in cranial cruciate ligament repairs, hip FHO, medial patellar luxation repairs, and minor fracture repairs. She has a special interest in soft tissue and orthopedic surgery, and many local veterinarians refer their orthopedic cases to her. On a personal note, Dr. Gamber enjoys living on the lake and spending time with her friends, 2 Labrador Retrievers, Dunbar and Nabu, and island dog Finnegan. Dunbar and Nabu enjoy agility, swimming, and stealing snacks off the counters. They also enjoy going out on their boat! They are expecting a baby Mini Bull Terrier in the fall. Dr. Gamber believes in practicing the best quality medicine while developing meaningful relationships with her clients and their pets.
Dr. Peteya grew up in North Canton, Ohio. She completed her undergraduate work at The University of Akron, and is a 2016 graduate of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She is no stranger to Viking Community Animal Hospital - in fact, she shadowed and worked as a veterinary assistant with Dr. Owen and Dr. Gamber throughout her schooling. Dr. Gamber was an important mentor to her along the way - she even came to OSU and gave Dr. Peteya her white coat before going into clinics! Dr. Peteya enjoys spending time with her pets and family, photography, and Netflix movie marathons. She has special interests in Internal Medicine, especially diabetes and inflammatory bowel disease, dermatology, and soft tissue surgery. Dr. Peteya likes sighthound medicine, and was involved in greyhound rescue and education on sighthound diseases while at Ohio State. She shares her home with her juvenile diabetic Greyhound Grahm, 3-legged Beagle Belle, and 4 rescue cats - Mischief, Candy Corn, Buckeye, and Smoke. She has a fondness for long-haired grey tabby cats!
Wendy is our most loyal team member and has been assisting with Dr. Gamber at Viking since 2000. She assists in our office visits and during surgies. Wendy has been active in Greyhound rescue and The Ohio Greyhound Gathering Rescue and Adoption since 1995. She has fostered over 300 greyhounds in her home, and placed countless greyhounds in forever homes through the organization. She is married and has two retired racing greyhounds, Newton and Cooper, and fosters retired greyhound Jed. She has three cats, all adopted from Viking. Wendy truly has dedicated her life to helping animals, both at home and at work.
Carrie worked as a veterinary assistant at Viking for 9 1/2years. She assisted both Dr. Gamber and Dr. Owen in appointments and surgery before going back to school to become a veterinary technician. She worked at the Stark County Veterinary Emergency Clinic during tech school before returning to Viking in 2016, and still helps out at the ER as needed. Carrie helps monitor patients under anesthesia, treats and cares for hospitalized patients, assists during appointments with Dr. Gamber and Dr. Peteya, and sees some appointments of her own. Carrie enjoys spending time with her beautiful daughters, Mariyah and Kayden. She has 2 Boxers, 2 cats, and Mr. Pig the guinea pig. Carrie works hard to make "spicy" and anxious dogs and cats feel more comfortable in the hospital.
Jordin is the newest member of our Viking family. She went to school to become a veterinary technician and is experienced in the veterinary field primarily from working previously at the Stark County Veterinary Emergency clinic. Jordin brings an infectious smile and a positive attitude to everything she does.
Theresa has been working at our hospital since 2010, and enjoys spending time with her coworkers. Theresa also loves that she has the opportunity to work with animals everyday. She is married and has four rescue cats. In her spare time, Theresa enjoys boating and gardening. She is our resident "cat-lover" and our office cat, Pitty's favorite person. If you want to talk cats, Theresa is all ears.
Kim has enjoyed working at our hospital for over six years now. She loves getting to know all of the clients and their pets and is always there to welcome clients with a big smile and a friendly hello. In her spare time, Kim likes to cook, entertain during Ohio State football games, and fish. She has recently taken up the art of wine making. Kim has a very curious cat named Rascal, and a rescue cat named Foxy.
Pitty Pat came to us in 2001. Because she has two malformed hind legs, we adopted her so she could live a quality life despite her disabilities. Pitty Pat enjoys spending time in our reception area and spends most of her days sleeping on her multiple beds that are set up for her. She does love to come out and visit when any little kids come in the door, and she purrs, rubs her head, and spins in circles with love. She is our most spoiled team member!
Tina came to Dr. Gamber while she was in veterinary school about 21 years ago. She is a kid's favorite and enjoys trying new fruits, vegetables, and chicken. Tina loves getting exercise out in the lobby area during quiet times.