Staff

Dr. Angela Gamboni

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Gamboni attended the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine and received her DVM in 2007. After graduation she stayed in Blacksburg, Va and practiced at Companion Animal Clinic for four years. At Companion Animal Clinic, she had great mentorship and gained much experience in internal medicine, emergency medicine, and oncology. In Blacksburg, Dr. Gamboni had the opportunity to help many pets with cancer have an extended quality of life with appropriate chemotherapy protocols. After Blacksburg, Dr. Gamboni moved to Fredericksburg, VA to pursue her interest in emergency medicine at the Fredericksburg Regional Veterinary Emergency Center. Following this, Dr. Gamboni had the opportunity to move to South Carolina and practice at the Veterinary Medical Center of Fort Mill with her long time friend and veterinary school roomate Dr. Reck. In addition to her interests in internal/emergency medicine and oncology, Dr. Gamboni is continuing her education by attending the Chi Institute to become certified in veterinary acupuncture.
Dr. Gamboni is enjoying her new home in the Carolina’s. Outside of the office she enjoys, running, road/mountain biking, and horseback riding.Dr. Gamboni is accepting new patients at this time.

Dr. Angela Gamboni

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Dr. Laurie Collins

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Laurie Collins grew up on Long Island and attended The State University of New York College at Geneseo, graduating with honors with a B.S. in Biology. She continued her pursuit of veterinary medicine at Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 2006. Following graduation, Dr. Collins completed a one-year small animal rotating internship at Carolina Veterinary Medical Specialists in Charlotte, NC. In 2007, she pursued a second one- year internship at Carolina Veterinary Specialists in medical oncology. Dr. Collins has worked as both an Emergency and General Practitioner in Charlotte, NC prior to joining the Veterinary Medical Center of Fort Mill. Her special interests include canine and feline internal medicine, dermatology and oncology. She is currently a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association as well as the American Association of Feline Practitioners.Dr. Collins shares her heart and home with her husband, two cats (Felicity and Flower) and two cockatiels (Emmet and Newbie). When not at work she enjoys spending time with her family, attending the theater, camping, reading and taking on new hobbies. She is a member of CHOA (Charlotte Outdoor Adventures) and enjoys exploring the great outdoors of the Carolinas.Dr. Collins is accepting new patients at this time.

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Dr. Elizabeth Wood

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Elizabeth Wood grew up in the foothills of western North Carolina. She received her B.S. from Western Carolina University and M.S. from North Carolina State University. Upon completion her of Master’s, Lizzie attended N.C. State’s College of Veterinary Medicine, graduating with honors and receiving her DVM in 2013.After graduation from veterinary school, Dr. Wood completed a one-year rotating small animal internship at the ASPCA Animal Hospital in Manhattan, NY. There she gained invaluable experience in internal medicine, emergency medicine, and surgery. Dr. Wood joined VMC Fort Mill in July of 2014 after completion of her internship. Her professional interests include internal medicine, surgery, clinical pathology, and dermatology.Dr. Wood is thrilled to be living back in the Carolinas with her husband, Jason, who is also a veterinarian. They share their home with their cat, Crunch, and are expecting a new member of the family arriving December 2014! In her free time, Dr. Wood enjoys running, hiking, reading, and most of all, spending time with friends and family.

Dr. Elizabeth Wood

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Dr. Jason Doukas

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Doukas graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 2008, earning his DVM with honors. He then completed a 1 year internship position at the University of Pennsylvania where he focused on emergency medicine, internal medicine, and surgery. From there he moved to Raleigh for a residency in Radiology at NC State College of Veterinary Medicine. This training focused on interpreting radiographs, MRIs, CT scans, and performing ultrasounds. With this training VMC of Fort Mill is now able to offer ultrasounds to our patients.

After having the privilege of learning under many great veterinarians he is excited to be practicing medicine and starting a family in Fort Mill. He is the proud father of a new baby girl and when he is not at work you will likely find him with his wife and daughter exploring the beautiful outdoors of South Carolina.

Dr. Doukas is currently accepting new patients.

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Dr. Julie Reck

Veterinarian / Owner

Founded VMC in April 2011

Dr. Julie Reck is a local veterinarian and the owner of the Veterinary Medical Center of Fort Mill. She graduated vet school from Virginia Tech then moved to Charlotte/Ft Mill area. She started her career at Long Animal Hospital, just outside of uptown Charlotte. This is one of the oldest and most respected hospitals in the heart of Charlotte (est. 1948). It was a great place to start her career, and she received wonderful mentorship.

After several years, Dr. Reck felt a calling to spend part of her career helping animal rescue efforts. She decided to join the Humane Society of Charlotte to participate in the spay neuter surgical service. In the last two years she has performed over 13,000 spays and neuters on dogs, cats, and rabbits. She summarizes her experience at the Humane Society in these words, “I am honored to have been able to help so many animals, and I am grateful for the tremendous surgical experience I have gained. My experience at the Humane Society has taught me the importance of offering critical services at an affordable cost to maximize the benefits to the pet community.”

While at the Humane Society Dr. Reck started a mobile veterinary practice, called Home Farewell, dedicated to compassionate home euthanasia. She operated Home Farewell for 2 years providing pets in the Charlotte metro area a peaceful passing with the comforts of home. Dr. Reck felt that there was limited information available to clients regarding the decision making and process of euthanasia which led to her writing a book on the subject. Facing Farewell was published in 2010. It was awarded the Maxwell Medallion of Excellence for the best book in pet care and health by the Dog Writers Association of America at the 2010 Westminister Dog Show. Facing Farewell is published by DogWise publications and is available for purchase at the Veterinary Medical of Fort Mill and the DogWise website here.

Dr. Reck opened the Veterinary Medical Center of Fort Mill in 2011 with the vision of providing the Fort Mill pet community with a comprehensive, multi doctor pet health care facility. Her current interests are orthopedic and soft tissue surgery.

Dr. Reck also has relationships with outside board certified surgeons (ACVS) to perform advanced orthopedic procedures at the Veterinary Medical Center of Fort Mill.

Dr. Reck does not accept new patients at this time for general veterinary concerns or wellness visits.