Julie Gamble, DVM, DABVP
Veterinarian/Owner, Board Certified in Canine and Feline Medicine, Fear Free Elite Certified
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.
In 2017, Dr. Gamble became certified as a Diplomate by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP) specializing in Canine and Feline Practice.
Dr. Gamble mastered a rigorous and demanding application process and certification examination in order to obtain Diplomate status. To qualify to sit for the extensive, two-day examination, a veterinarian must complete either a residency program or six years of clinical veterinary practice. In addition, two case reports, references, descriptions of practice procedures, and professional education records must be submitted and pass review.
The American Board of Veterinary Practitioners was established in 1978. It is one of twenty-two veterinary specialty groups accredited be a special committee of the American Board of Veterinary Specialties, a division of the American Veterinary Medical Association, to recognize excellence in clinical practice through the certification of species-oriented specialists. Over 900 veterinarians worldwide are certified in one of ABVP’s eleven practice categories: Avian, Beef Cattle, Canine and Feline, Dairy, Equine, Exotic Companion Mammal, Feline, Food Animal, Reptile and Amphibian, Shelter Medicine and Swine Health Management. For more information about ABVP, please visit www.abvp.com.
Dr. Gamble lives in LaPorte with her Black and White cat “Mr. Hobo”, beagle mix Paxton and husband Derek. In her spare time, she enjoys walking “Paxton”, white water kayaking, downhill skiing, hiking and reading.
Associate Veterinarian, Fear Free Certified Level 3
Certified in Small Animal Medical Acupuncture, Medical Massage, Disaster Rescue, and Animal Cruelty Investigation
Dr. Kristine Peters was raised in an in-home Iguana Rescue in Maryland and spent many years volunteering at her local zoo and mixed animal veterinary practice. Her passion for animals of all shapes and sizes led her to become a Certified Disaster Rescue Specialist and she rescued pets after Hurricanes Katrina/Rita and the Windsor Tornado, among others. She also dedicated herself to becoming a Certified Animal Cruelty Investigator and has volunteered in both domestic and wildlife rescues for many years. She finally realized her dream of becoming a Veterinarian after returning to Colorado State University and completing her dual Bachelor of Science degrees in Biological Sciences and Zoology with a Minor in Biomedical Sciences, summa cum laude with Honors Distinction, in her early 30’s. Then she attended CSU Veterinary School, graduating in 2014, with certifications in Small Animal Medical Acupuncture and Medical Massage, and High-Quality, High-Volume Spay and Neuter Training.
Dr. Kristine has lived in multiple states following veterinary school in order to develop her skills in general practice, emergency medicine, surgery, and hospice/palliative care and she has volunteered both domestically and abroad to bring wellness and spay/neuter to pets in underserved communities. She is passionate about pain management, creating a fear free environment for patients, educating clients, and end of life care.
Dr. Kristine lives in Fort Collins with her husband, blind dog, Kayku, dog, Taz, and her kitty, Kiernan, who has made it to the ripe age of 17.5 years old and is still going strong. She enjoys hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, funny puzzles, anything with glitter/sparkles, and Human Bean granitas!
Heather Duda, CVPM
Certified Veterinary Practice Manager, Fear Free Level 3 Certified
Heather was born in Miles City, Montana and moved to Fort Collins when she was in elementary school. She attended Poudre High School and 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.
In 2019, Heather took a rigorous exam to become a Certified Veterinary Practice Manager (CVPM). Certification as a Practice Manager is a process that requires completing an application and passing a written examination that will evaluate both experience and knowledge. CVPM’s are commited to the pursuit of excellence in veterinary practice management through continual education and association within the profession of veterinary practice management. CVPM’s follow a set of standards that must be upheld by pledging to adhere to the VHMA professional Code of Ethics.
Heather lives in Windsor with her husband, Scott, son Hunter and daughter Emma. She also has a dog named “Sam”, 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.
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.
Certified Veterinary Assistant Level II, Fear Level 3 Certified
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 shares her home with various critters. She has a pit bull mix named “Mochi”, a collie mix named “Finn”, 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.
In 2018 Emily went through a rigourous online course to become a Certified Veterinary Assistant Level I and in 2020 she became Level II certified. She had to sit for an exam that included questions ranging from handling dogs to different breeds of cows! We are all very proud of the hard work the undertook!
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.