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.
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 14 years. 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 sees some appointments of her own. Carrie enjoys spending time with her beautiful daughters, Mariya and Kayden. She has a Boxer, 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.
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.
Tom came to us in Decemeber from a client. Dr. Gamber neutered and planned on sending him to a forever home. But he wandered and we lost him in the basement for about a month and a half. Once we finally live trapped him in our own basement, he realized he hit the jackpot living here. Endless food (from Carrie), and a plethora of beds to choose from. Tom will run into the lobby to greet cats who are stressed about leaving the house and comfort them.