Dr. Suzanne Gambella is the owner and operator of the Cat Hospital of Vero Beach. She is a 1997 University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine graduate and former owner of Nine Lives Cat Hospital in Sunrise, Florida. She moved to Vero Beach and opened the Cat Hospital of Vero Beach in 2008. Dr. Gambella has spent the majority of her career practicing exclusively on cats and is very sensitive to their unique health requirments. She has two teenage children and a loving husband, Micheal, who is also our practice manager. She lives on a ten acre farm with lots of creatures big and small, including 3 horses, 1 minature horse, a minature Zebu cow, a herd of fainting goats, 7 minature donkeys, 4 chickens, and 5 barn cats. She also has a Sulcato tortoise named Zoomie. Inside Dr. G has three house cats: Tama, Herbie, and Toby. Dr. Gambella also has a Doberman named Titan, who helps cause trouble around the farm. Dr. Gambella welcomes you to our website and invites you to stop by and meet our staff!
Frances has been with the Cat Hospital of Vero Beach for 9 years. Frances if the Office Manager and one of our Veterinary Teachnicians. Frances enjoys being able to help our clients and their cats. She has gotten to know our clients very well, and they know she is always there to help. Prior to her career in the Veterinary industry, Frances served in the US Navy for three years. Frances has 5 cats at home (Sam, Missy, Mela, Boo, and Kit), 2 dogs, and 2 ferrets, 1 hamster, 2 guinea pigs, and 4 fat chickens. She has 4 teenage girls!!! In her spare time (ha ha) she enjoys reading and spending time with her family.
Elaine has been a receptionist at the Cat Hospital of Vero Beach for over 5 years. She is the happy voice you hear whenever you call. She loves her job, because not only does she get to help our clients, but she also gets to help all of the kitties. Elaine also enjoys photography, and she does a great job of taking photos of all the kitties (which isn't an easy task). She helps Jami by taking photos of the boarders and the staff, which she uses for our Facebook page and website. Elaine has two children which she absolutely adores. Her daughter graduated from Sebastian High School, and her son is a proud salior in the US Navy. Her baby is her handsome kitty Al Cappaccino. Al Cappaccino is a rescue cat from Raining Cats Rescue, and Elaine fell in love the moment she saw him. He is a sweet boy who always greets her with kisses and purrs. She also has 3 other kitties, Mr. Littles, Princess Leia, and Sassy and 2 dogs, Layla and Sophie.
Irelynd is one of our technicians and has been working at the Cat Hospital for almost 4 years. She has been a client with her family for over ten years. She always enjoyed coming to the Cat Hospital (especially to see PIxie), so she was excited, as were we, when she started working here. She is a proud owner of four Raining Cats Rescue kitties that she adopted: Ringo, Nora, Patches, and Merlin. She also has a cute little hedgehog named Coco. She is currently attending IRSC and is planning on going to vet school. She has a love for all animals big and small, and is interested on working on large animals as well. She loves the experience she is gaining by working here, and enjoys helping all the kitty cats. Her favorite part of her job is working with all the cats and taking care of the boarders. She helps make sure that all the boarders are happy while staying with us.
Laura is one of our veterinary technicians, and she has been working here for 3 years. She is currently attending Indian River State College and is planning on going to vet school in the next few years. She njoys working with all the felines who visit and always looks forward to caring for them. She makes sure all the boarders are happy and well cared for. She is the proud owner of a dog named Bonnie, Buffet the cat, and Baltic and Arrow the guinea pigs.
Mariely, Technician Assistant
Mariely is the newest addition to the Cat Hospital crew. She has been working at the Cat Hosptial for 6 months. She is excited to work here and really enjoys all the cats that she has met so far. She is very helpful and makes sure that all the cats are cared for. At home she has 2 Chihuahuas (Yogi and Chipo), 2 parakeets, and a bunny. It won't be long until she has a cat to add to her family of animals.
Nacho, aka Nacho Cheese, has been the offical greeter for over 5 years. He was a rescue cat that made his way to our hospital. He suffers from stress pooping (he poops on things he isn't supposed to), so he lives his stressfree life here with us. He loves to sleep on the couch, hang in his purple condo, watch the birds, and and get lots of loves and pets. He also really loves warm towels and Temptations. He is a good boy with a kind heart, and we love having him as part of our Cat Hospital family.