Julie Gamble, D.V.M.
Dr. Julie Gamble was born and raised in Miles City, Montana. Her lifelong dream of becoming a veterinarian came true when she was accepted into the Colorado State University Veterinary Medicine Program in 1990. She graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1994 with a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation, Dr. Gamble worked full time as an associate veterinarian in local small animal practices. In 2003, Dr. Gamble made the decision to start Gamble Pet Clinic. In July 2004, the practice started seeing its first patients.
Dr. Gamble lives in LaPorte with her Black and White cat Mr. Hobo. In her spare time, she enjoys walking Pete, white water kayaking, downhill skiing, hiking and reading.
Dr. Gamble’s goals for the future are to continue to provide excellent patient care through client education and preventative health care programs. She plans on the addition of another veterinarian and more team members to better serve our patients.
Joey Sneva, D.V.M., cVMA
Dr. Joey Sneva was born in Spokane, WA and her family moved to Phoenix, AZ when she was 10. All the while, they spent summers based in Indianapolis, IN, traveling the Indy Car racing circuit — a very interesting way to grow up! She earned her bachelor’s degree in wildlife biology at the University of Arizona in 1994. She worked for the U.S. Forest Service and Arizona Game and Fish for 4 years prior to attending vet school. She studied Northern Goshawks and worked on the Black Footed Ferret reintroduction project in northern Arizona. Dr. Sneva attended Colorado State University’s Professional Veterinary Medical Program and earned her DVM in 2002. She has practiced in Northern Colorado since graduation.
Dr. Sneva started working at Gamble Pet Clinic in August, 2013 and is so happy to be a part of this compassionate and extremely professional health care team! Dr. Sneva became a Certified Veterinary Medical Acupuncturist in 2017 and is excited to offer Acupuncture to pets.
Dr. Sneva currently lives in Fort Collins with her cat (Alice) and 2 cockatiels (Larry Bird and Big Bird). She boards her horse (Kandinsky) at a barn in Wellington. In her spare time she enjoys dressage riding, pilates, hiking, bird watching, and cooking.
Christina Skrovanek, V.M.D.
Dr. Christina Skrovanek was born and raised in Houston, TX. She graduated from Baylor University in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in Biology and minor in Art History. During her senior year at Baylor, Dr. Skrovanek interned at the Cameron Park Zoo and researched bat populations at the Sam Houston National Forest as part of her honors thesis . Aspirations of zoology and research and a lifelong love of animals ultimately led her to veterinary medicine. In 2010, she moved to the suburbs of Philadelphia to be near family and spent a year working at a busy small animal general and emergency practice. This experience solidified her desire to practice small animal medicine. Dr. Skrovanek graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 2015. Immediately following graduation, Dr. Skrovanek moved to Fort Collins where her husband is a professor in the Art Department at CSU. She practiced small animal medicine in Thornton for her first two years in Colorado and is very excited to now join the team of Gamble Pet Clinic.
Dr. Skrovanek is passionate about quality veterinary care for her patients. Her specific areas of interest include client communication, dentistry, nutrition and feline medicine.
Dr. Skrovanek lives and plays in Fort Collins with her cat, Napoleon, and her husband. You will often find her running or biking along Spring Creek Trail or sipping craft beer in town.
Heather was born in Miles City, Montana and moved to Fort Collins when she was in elementary school. She attended Poudre High School and graduated in the top 10% of her class. Heather then went on to get a B.S. in Animal Science from Colorado State University in 2003. After working for the USDA, she got a job offer from Dr. Gamble to help open Gamble Pet Clinic and has been with her ever since.
Heather lives in Windsor with her husband, Scott, son Hunter and daughter Emma. She also has a Beagle mix named “Paxton”, a Manx cat named “Bobbie” and Siamese mix named “Morgan”. In her spare time she enjoys walking her dog, skeet shooting, fishing, and playing with her children.
Heather’s goals for the future are to become a Certified Veterinary Practice Manager.
Certified Veterinary Technicians
A veterinary technician is an integral member of the veterinary team. They are an advocate for the clients and patients. They provide technical support to the veterinarian in all aspects of animal healthcare. They are educated to be the veterinarian’s surgical nurse, anesthetist, laboratory technician, radiography technician, and dental technician. They educate clients, maintain patient records, and order inventory, among many other duties.
Pet Care Providers
Pet Care Providers are a wonderful asset to our team. They assist the veterinarians and technicians in anything that is necessary to take care of our patients and clients. They are trained to hold animals for procedures, process lab samples, assist in monitoring anesthesia, educate clients, and perform any other jobs that help give exceptional care to our patients and clients.
Client Care Providers
Client Care Providers are the first and last people you will see on our team. Our Client Care Providers are gatherers of information. They are responsible for ensuring that appointments are scheduled, messages are routed to the correct people, and that our clients, along with their pets, are taken care of. We rely on our front office team to keep everything flowing smoothly.
Revati joined our team in 2012 as a Client and Pet Care Provider. Revati has learned many skills here at Gamble Pet Clinic and was promoted to a Team Leader. As a team leader, she helps to teach and train fellow team members as well as help to oversee patient and client care.
Revati grew up in both Minnesota and Colorado. She came to Fort Collins to attend CSU where she received her degree in Sociology and minor in Zoology in 2008. Like many other Fort Collins’ transfers, Revati decided to stay after graduation. She joined our team but stays busy outside of work pet sitting and working on a food truck. Revati is a woman of many talents! Revati currently lives in Fort Collins with her roommate Joe (stop in and say hi to him at Happy Lucky’s teahouse!). She also shares a space with her cat, Diego, and frequently photographed bunny, Bentley (check out her picture!). Outside of work, Revati enjoys reading, doing Zumba, movies, checking out local breweries with friends and cooking. In the future she hopes to go back to school to earn her MBA and to continue to work with businesses in Fort Collins.
Client and Pet Care Provider
Emily joined our team in 2014 as a Client Care Provider. She is also being trained as a Pet Care Provider so you may see her in the exam rooms helping out. Emily was born in Greeley and moved to Littleton, CO when she was 8. At 13, she moved to Okinawa, Japan where she finished High School. She then went on to graduate from the University of Northern Colorado with a degree in Biology, with an emphasis in Biomedical Science and a minor in Chemistry. Emily currently lives with her sister Lara who is a 6th grade teacher at the blingual charter school, Salida del Sol. She also lives with her pit bull mix Mochi, 2 cats named Kira and Leo and 2 bearded dragons named Arnold and Lou. Emily spends some of her free time volunteering at the Weld County Humane Society where she is also a foster parent. She will typically have two or three foster dogs and/or cats living with her. Emily also likes to go on runs with Mochi, hike and ski. Emily would eventually like to go to vet school or hold another position where she can work hands on with animals and aid in their well-being.
Kayliana joined our team in 2014 to help out with cleaning around the clinic and has recently started to learn some animal handling as well. She is originally from with Houston, Texas and came to Colorado by way of Minnesota. Kayliana and her husband made the move to Fort Collins so that they could both attend Colorado State University. Kayliana is currently working toward her Bachelor’s degree in Equine Science. She also has a Certificate in Early Childhood Development. Kayliana lives with her husband and their brood of animals. They have a dog named Jergo which is a Belgian Groenendael. They are also pet parents to four kitties named Nesmara, Pippin, Zuko and Potato. And lastly they have a Cockatiel named Nanako and a Parakeet named Atheri. Talk about a full house! In her free time, Kayliana likes to ride horses, walk dogs, read, write, sing and draw. Her plans for the future are to continue gaining experience in the veterinary field and to complete her Equine Science Degree with an emphasis on Therapeutic Riding.
Pet Care Provider
Kelly joined our team in 2015 as a Pet Care Provider. Kelly grew up in Cripple Creek, which she refers to as “the middle of nowhere”. Kelly moved to Fort Collins to attend CSU and graduated in 2015 with a degree in Animal Science and a minor in Zoology. After graduation, Kelly decided to stick around the area. She currently lives in Fort Collins with her 2 cats, Sylvester and Bagheera. Sylvester is photographed here a lot (see Kelly’s photo) and is our poster kitty for weight loss! She also shares her space with 2 fish, Yellow Fish and Bilbo, and a frog, Amanita. When Kelly isn’t busy at work, she enjoys hiking, camping, watching movies, drawing, painting and sleeping! She is also a volunteer at Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Longmont, CO. Her goals are to eventually work with exotic animals at a zoo or possibly a rescue.