Julie Gamble, DVM, DABVP
Veterinarian/Owner, Board Certified in Canine and Feline Medicine
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. In her spare time, she enjoys walking Pete, white water kayaking, downhill skiing, hiking and reading.
Joey Sneva, DVM, cVMA
Associate Veterinarian, Certified in Veterinary Acupuncture
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, VMD
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.
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.
Pet Care Provider
Bio coming soon!