Evelyn Orenbuch, DVM, DACVSMR, CAVCA
GVR’s medical team is led by Dr. Evelyn Orenbuch.
Dr. Orenbuch is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation. As a DACVSMR and a member of the first board of directors and former president of the American Association of Rehabilitation Veterinarians, she is a leader in the field of veterinary rehabilitation medicine. Dr. Orenbuch has helped set the standard for what veterinary rehabilitation medicine should be.
Dr. Orenbuch graduated from the Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine in 1994. Since 2003, she has solely focused on veterinary rehabilitation and pain management, completing additional specialized coursework and certificates in veterinary chiropractic (CAVCA) and veterinary acupuncture (IVAS). She has extensive training on many other rehabilitation techniques.
Dr. Orenbuch has overseen thousands of rehabilitation cases, prescribing and implementing comprehensive treatment plans for dogs, cats, horses, and small animals. She has treated patients ranging from world-class performance athletes to senior pets. Dr. Orenbuch takes great satisfaction in working intensively with each client and patient and seeing the patient improve under her care.
Dr. Orenbuch currently serves on the advisory board for LiteCure Companion Laser. She is a member of the American Association of Rehabilitation Veterinarians, the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management, the American Canine Sports Medicine Association, American Veterinary Medical Association, and the Cobb County Veterinary Medical Association.
In her spare time, Dr. Orenbuch enjoys the outdoors, has earned world championship medals in the sport of dragon boat racing and has volunteered her veterinary skills with both the Remote Area Veterinary Services of the Humane Society of the US in Guatemala, Mexico, Ethiopia, and several Native American reservations and with Heifer Project International in Thailand. She shares her life with her husband, Stuart, a professor at Kennesaw State University, Pia, their mixed breed rescue dog and Chuck, their orange tabby cat.
Christine Horne, DVM, CVA, CCRP, CIVCA
Dr. Horne graduated from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 2001 and began practicing small animal medicine. She became interested in veterinary rehabilitation as a way to help treat pain and improve mobility in her patients. She enjoys helping patients overcome pain issues, and takes great satisfaction in working with small animals recovering from surgery, especially neurologic cases. Of particular interest are IVDD cases (Inter-Vertebral Disc Disease), both post-op and as a treatment alternative to surgery. Effective rehab can help patients progress from poor condition to restored mobility without surgery.
Dr. Horne is a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist (CVA) through the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS), a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner (CCRP) through the University of Tennessee program, and is certified in animal chiropractic by the International Veterinary Chiropractic Association (IVCA). She is pursuing certification in pain management through the International Veterinary Association of Pain Management (IVAPM).
Dr. Horne is a proud mother of two young children and shares her home with three rescue cats, a miniature Dachshund “Sherman,” and her husband, Chris. Her hobbies include hiking, scuba diving and snorkeling, and traveling with her husband.
Lina Vaca, DVM, CVA, CCRT, VSMT
Dr. Vaca is originally from Bogota, Colombia where she obtained her veterinary medical degree from La Salle University, Colombia in 2009. Shortly after her graduation, she moved to Atlanta, Georgia to continue her medical training focusing on integrative medicine. She has always had a special interest in acupuncture and Chinese medicine, which led her to discover the benefits of physical rehabilitation. She enjoys helping pets that need extra attention while recovering from an injury and being able to guide people with their elderly and debilitated pets.
Dr Vaca obtained her veterinary acupuncturist certification through the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS) in 2010. A few years later she completed her rehabilitation certification through the Canine Rehabilitation Institute (CRI)and her veterinary spinal manipulative therapy certification (VSMT), also referred as "animal chiropractic", through The Healing Oasis Wellness Center. She loves spending time with her husband, Juan Sebastian, and her four rescue pets. Clara and Rosie are two mixed breed dogs. Zack and Pearly are her two domestic shorthair cats. Besides practicing veterinary medicine, she enjoys hiking, supporting local restaurants and traveling with her family.
Cara McNamee, DVM, CCRT, CVA
Dr. Cara McNamee, is a 2010 graduate of Michigan State, and is certified in Veterinary Medical Acupuncture (CVMA). In addition to Veterinary Acupuncture, Dr. McNamee has special interests in pet Nutrition and Abdominal Ultrasound. After completing a yearlong equine internship in New Hampshire, she settled here in Atlanta. At home, Dr. McNamee enjoys spending time with her dog, cat and horse! She also enjoys horseback riding, running, biking, and playing the banjo.
Angie Santy, Practice Manager
Angie has a diverse business background of Operations, Accounting, and Human Resource Management. She worked as an Organizational Development Consultant with several clients including Bank of America and Hewlett Packard. Angie has always had a passion for working with local animal rescues. She uses her many skills to further develop GVR's business as well as partnerships with Primary Care and other Specialty Veterinary Facilities around Georgia. Angie has 3 rescues; two pitbulls, Bentley and Riya from Friends to the Forlorn and a minchi named Bella who stole her heart from Etowah Humane Society. In her free time she enjoys yoga, hiking and attending concerts.
Liz Aga, Veterinary Assistant
Liz graduated from Kennesaw State University with a bachelor's degree in biology. Her background includes working at a primary care clinic, completing an internship in shelter medicine, and she currently volunteers at Mostly Mutts Animal Rescue. Her passion for animals and medicine led her to GVR. She loves being able to see the progress and recovery of the animals that participate in the many therapies offered at GVR. She hopes to further her education by attending school in the upcoming years to one day become a rehabilitation veterinarian! In her time away from GVR, she can be found at the dog park or training classes with her goldendoodle, Annie.
Avery Inskip, CCRA Rehabilitation Therapist / Veterinary Assistant
Avery is a graduate of Berry College, earning a B.S. in Animal Science with a minor in Chemistry. She completed her studies in veterinary rehabilitation through the Canine Rehabilitation Institute in 2015 and is a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Assistant (CCRA). Avery has always had a passion for animals. Her experience has taken her from dairy and sheep farms to small animal general practice. She became interested in veterinary rehabilitation after seeing the amazing results in animals who received rehab, acupuncture, laser therapy and herbal treatments. Working at GVR has given her a new outlook on the field of pain management. Outside of GVR you'll find her hiking, camping and enjoying the great outdoors with her black lab mix.
Hailey Jernigan, Veterinary Assistant
Bio coming soon.
Lynde Mann, Lead Veterinary Assistant
Lynde graduated from Berry College with a Bachelor's Degree in Animal Science and a minor in Business. She enjoys participating in canine sports with her dogs and even competes in canine disc with her German Shepherd Lola and Aussie mix Riley. Her other canine companions Rosie (a bloodhound), and Fred (a beagle) enjoy learning new tricks and participating in the occasional agility practice run. Outside of working with animals, Lynde enjoys reading, leather crafting, and hiking and camping with her dogs.
Stephanie Morgan, Client Services Representative / Veterinary Assistant
Stephanie has been working with animals for eight years, first as a veterinary assistant an later as a groomer. Her interest in the field of veterinary rehabilitation led her to join the GVR team. Additionally, she is working towards becoming a Registered Veterinary Technician through Penn Foster's program and has plans to become a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Assistant (CCRA). In her free time, she enjoys Cosplay with friends and family, movies, and jogging. She is owned by 4 cats; a grey tabby named J.R, a rag-doll named Rhett Butler, and 2 calicos named Gracie and Callie.
Amanda Morian, Veterinary Assistant
Bio coming soon.
Michelle Murray, CCRA Rehabilitation Therapist / Veterinary Assistant
Michelle comes to GVR with an interesting background in canine behavior and human recreation therapy. Michelle worked for many years as a human Recreation Therapist before following her passion and entering the animal shelter environment to pursue a career in animal behavior and training. She then completed her studies in veterinary rehabilitation through the Canine Rehabilitation Institute and is a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Assistant (CCRA). She is working toward becoming a Certified Pet Dog Trainer (CPDT) and is thrilled to be a part of GVR because the veterinary rehab environment allows her to utilize skills she developed in both of her previous careers. When not at GVR, she spends time with her husband, two dogs (including a rescued greyhound), a cat and a ferret. She enjoys walking, swimming, arts & crafts, golf and, of course, training her dogs and cat!
Kate Puntasecca, Customer Service Representative
Bio coming soon.
Maddy Shammas, Veterinary Assistant
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Christy Servies, VTS neurology, CCRP
Bio coming soon.