Dr. Julie Reck
Veterinarian / OwnerIn 2011, Dr. Reck founded the Veterinary Medical Center of Fort Mill. She envisioned the practice flourishing into a collaborative place where multiple, talented veterinary professionals could work together to provide the best in veterinary care. Dr. Reck’s primary professional interests are surgical procedures and mobility preservation in dogs and cats. She offers free mobility pet care classes to the community, personal consults on pet mobility, and regenerative stem cell joint and body therapy. After seeing the outstanding benefits of stem cell treatment in her own dog, Simon, Dr. Reck is very passionate about providing the best treatment options and educating pet parents on all that is available.
Angela Gamboni, DVM
Doctor Team Leader
Dr. Gamboni's Bio
Dr. Gamboni graduated from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 2007. Immediately following graduation, Dr. Gamboni spent time in Blacksburg, VA at a small animal practice and in Fredericksburg, VA practicing emergency medicine. In March 2012, she made the move to the Carolinas and joined the Veterinary Medical Center of Fort Mill team. Her passions in veterinary medicine include internal medicine, dentistry, and pain management. Dr. Gamboni became a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist (CVA), graduating from the Chi Institute in 2014. Outside of the clinic, Dr. Gamboni loves visiting National Parks, running on a treadmill, snacking on kettle-cooked chips, and enjoying Starbucks lattes! Her four-legged family member is a 12-year-old pit/lab mix named Mr. Cole who loves swimming and Dogster’s ice cream.
Monica Tarantino, DVM
Dr. Tarantino's Bio
Dr. Tarantino graduated from Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine in Blacksburg Va. She was a student ambassador at her veterinary school and served as vice president of the Emergency Medicine Club at Virginia Tech. Dr. Tarantino was selected for a summer externship program to India. She worked in clinics in southern India and learned about public health issues as it relates to veterinary medicine. She also had the opportunity to be a clinical case presenter at an International Veterinary Conference held at Madras Veterinary School in Tamil Nadu.
Dr. Tarantino has worked both in general practice and emergency medicine where she gained a wide range of experience. Her particular interests include emergency medicine, internal medicine, and geriatric pet health. Dr. Tarantino has written articles for PetMD.com and is passionate about promoting health for dogs and leadership in veterinary medicine. In fact, she helped to mentor first-year veterinary graduates through an internship program at Animal Medical Hospital from 2015-2017.
Dr. Tarantino has 4 dogs and 2 cats that she rescued and occasionally will take in a foster animal just for good measure. She is passionate about promoting the rescue of animals and lives with her wonderful fiancé and numerous pets in Charlotte. In her free time, you can find her running, reading and traveling.
Nikki Johnson, DVM
Dr. Johnson's Bio
Dr. Johnson was born and raised in the Tampa, Florida area and attended the University of Florida for her undergraduate and Veterinary school degrees. Go Gators! She started practicing in Tampa in 2016 before moving up to Charlotte and joining the VMC family in February 2018! The amazing staff here at VMC is what she reports drew her to this practice and why she loves working here so much. Dr. Johnson is especially passionate about dentistry, hospice care, and internal medicine cases.
In her free time, Dr. Johnson loves to go hiking, rock climbing, and doing yoga. She has two pets — a 3-year-old rescue mix-breed dog named Piccolo and a 6–year–old cat named Bean. Dr. Johnson says that they are both incredibly snuggly, and Piccolo can often be seen sleeping at her feet.
Katie Miller, DVM
Dr. Miller's Bio
Dr. Miller graduated from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1998. She relocated to Charlotte after completing her internship at Alameda East Veterinary Hospital in Denver, Colorado. Fun fact: Emergency Vets, one of the first vet–based reality shows was filmed there. Dr. Miller has been practicing in the Charlotte area since August 1999. Dr. Miller first started her relationship with VMC Fort Mill in 2017 filling in as a relief doctor and enjoyed working with the team here so much that she decided to stay on seeing patients here with a regular schedule since November 2018.
Dr. Miller enjoys complicated internal medicine cases and soft tissue surgery. She is also very comfortable with emergency medicine based on her past experience working at Carolina Veterinary Specialists.
Dr. Miller is married with two young daughters that keep her on her toes! She loves to travel and going to Orangetheory. She currently has two 3-year-old cats at home — Tiny and Joey. They were from a litter of kittens that she helped to hand-raise after it was found by a neighbor.
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Technical Services Leader
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Technical Operations Administrator
HPHP Class Coordinator
Assistant Inventory Manager
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