Pet Dental Center Team
Pet Dental Center has gone the extra mile in recruiting expert staff to make sure your pet gets the best possible care. We are very proud of our team and the care they extend to you and your pet. Go ahead! Get to know us a little more below.
Veterinarian & Board Certified Veterinary Dentist and Oral Surgeon
Dr. Wade Gingerich
Dr. Gingerich was born and raised in South West Florida. He is a true native at heart and loves the outdoors. As the son of a veterinarian, Wade developed an interest for the welfare of animals at an early age and decided to pursue a career in veterinary medicine.
After receiving his veterinary degree (DVM) from the University of Florida in 2003, Dr. Gingerich entered private practice for six years. During his time in general practice, Dr. Gingerich realized the need for increased levels of oral care for animals. In 2009, he returned to graduate school at the University of Minnesota and entered a three-year residency in dentistry and oral surgery (DAVDC). In 2012, Dr. Gingerich successfully completed the residency and passed a rigorous three-day examination to become a diplomate of the American Veterinary Dental College.
After spending seven years in the Midwest, Dr. Gingerich decided to return to Florida to provide exceptional oral care for companion animals in the community where he grew up. His compassion for all animals and the bond they share with their caregivers is evident in his daily practices. This has transcended into the trusting and caring relationships he has with all his clients and their pets.
Veterinarian & Board Certified Veterinary Anesthesiologist
Dr. Daniel Boruta
Danielle has been the Practice Manager at PDC since 2015 and helped it through many stages of growth! She is originally from Dayton, Ohio but spent a lot of time on Ft. Myers Beach with her family growing up. This is what lead her to moving to the area in 2005. Prior to working in veterinary medicine, Danielle worked in the beauty industry as a hair stylist and educator. She attended Aveda Frederic’s Institute in Cincinnati where she completed a cosmetology program in addition to a salon management program prior to earning certifications in each. Danielle feels there is so much to gain by working closely with people and learning about all the different paths and experiences they’ve had in life. Her client care expertise and love for anything business allows her to to wear many hats within Pet Dental Center! She enjoys attending continued education so that she can surround herself with the newest information in regards to managing veterinary medical facilities. Danielle came to know PDC the same way most of you have, as a client! She strives to make your experiences with your loved ones as positive, warm and thorough as possible. It’s important to her that our team and guests feel taken care of.
When not at PDC, Danielle spends a lot of time volunteering at anywhere from the library, to beach clean up, to her church. She then enjoys being outdoors with her husband (especially on the water), cooking from scratch (the way her mom and great grandmother taught her) and using her creative side to dabble in interior design. She is also totally fine with an occasional “Netflix and chill” day with her pups, Ginger and Jada!
Client Care Specialist & Certified Veterinary Assistant
Ashton was born and raised in Indiana. She grew up on a farm where she cared for her dogs, cats and horses! She has always had a passion for animals and started volunteering at the local humane society at 16. When she was a senior in high school, Ashton became a Certified Veterinary Assistant through the AVMA! She then attended Harrison College in Indianapolis and graduated with an Associate’s Degree in Veterinary Technology.
Ashton moved to Florida in 2015 and continued her career in Veterinary Medicine. There was a 7-year-old Yorky she met while working at a previous job that’s owner had been saying was “slowing down” and “not acting himself”. Ashton helped discover that the owner had not learned about oral care for her pet and the pet was in desperate need of a dental procedure. She was so happy when the owner came back after the procedure and reported that her fur baby was “Like a new dog! Who plays more now and is no longer having trouble eating his food.” She is excited to help educate other pet owners on the importance of oral healthcare and the benefits it can provide their pets!
We are so happy to have Ashton on our team at Pet Dental Center. She is an all around team player and we absolutely love that about her! We do have to share her with her husband in between their beach days and searching for shark teeth, but we’re ok with that. She is always smiling and likes to laugh, which you will quickly learn when you talk to her on the phone or meet her upon your arrival.
Veterinary Technician, CVT
Carlee has lived in southwest Florida since she was 11 years old. She moved with her family to Texas for a short stint but found her way back to the sunshine state and we are so glad she did! Carlee had been working in veterinary medicine for four years prior to joining the PDC team. She worked in two general practices and also attended Heritage Institute where she graduated with her Associates Degree in Veterinary Science. Carlee saw the positive impact that dentistry made on patients while working in general care and wanted to know more about the specialty side of veterinary medicine. It was only fitting that she begin working and growing with a veterinary dentistry practice! Since Carlee has began working at PDC, she has acquired her CVT (woot, woot!) and is continuing to grow in SO many ways. We love Carlee’s inquisitive mindset and the amazing questions it prompts her to ask! She is most interested in becoming a Veterinary Dental Technician and we are excited to watch her grow into that role quickly! When she worked with a doctor in Texas on both large and small animals, he helped her understand the value of continued education and what a crucial component it will be in her career path.
Carlee has two beautiful children at home that give her a dose of being both a boy mom and a girl mom. They enjoy spending time in the sun and loving on their one-eyed Boston Terrier, Trixy!
Veterinary Dental Technician, LVT
Jess is a fresh face to Florida! She rang in 2020 in a big way with a relocation from Rochester, New York. Even though the majority of her family still lives in New York, her sister was super happy to to have her join her in Southwest Florida.
Jess has been working as a Licensed Veterinary Technician for over 8 years. She primarily worked at the same general practice for most of her career. Jess enjoys all aspects of being a vet tech from client education to patient care. She was an active part of the dental procedures at her previous clinic but is still fascinated by how many details of veterinary dentistry and oral surgery there are to dive into when working with a specialist! She’s been a wonderful addition and we are happy to have her as a part of our team.
Jess’ love of animals does not stop at work! She has three kitties at home. Savannah is a tabby and Jax and Opie are both siamese mixes. Even though there are three of them, they manage not to gang up on her gourami fish, Colada! When she is not hanging with these munchkins, she loves anything outdoors. This includes concerts, exercising, and listening to music while enjoying the sun. Jess is excited to be able to add boating to the list!
Veterinary Anesthesia Technician, RVT
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Client Care Specialist
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