Kathryn C. Gamble, D.V.M.

Animal Care
Veterinary Services
Dr. Lester E. Fisher Director of Veterinary Medicine
  • D.V.M. – Texas A&M University
  • M.S. – Clinical Pharmacology, Texas A&M University
  • B.S. – Veterinary Science, Texas A&M University


Following 10 years as Associate Veterinarian of the Dallas Zoo and Aquarium, Dr. Gamble became Director of Veterinary Services of Lincoln Park Zoo in 2002. In her role, she is responsible for coordinating all veterinary care at the zoo, including clinical services, research, and teaching. The department includes veterinarians, veterinary technicians, nutrition staff, keepers, and veterinary students.

She also is Veterinary Advisor for the Chimpanzee Species Survival Plan® (SSP), Buceroes SSP, and Coraciiformes Taxon Advisory Group. Since 2001, she has served as Associate Editor for the Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine. Her research spans studies based in her graduate degree of veterinary pharmacology to risk factors in disease, and clinical medicine.


  • Meals LC, Ross SR, Eng C and Gamble KC. 2016. Prospective population management for Hepatitis B in the chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) SSP population. Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 47(3): 711-716.
  • Slater, O.M., Terio, K.A., Zhang, Y., Erdman, D.D., Schneider, E., Kuypers J.M., Wolinsky, S.M., Kunstman, K.J., Kunstman, J., Kinsel, M.J., and Gamble, K.C. 2014. Human Metapneumovirus Infection in Chimpanzees, United States. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 20(12), 2115–2118.
  • Delaski, K., Gamble, K.C., Bernier, D., Mulkerin, D., Heinzman, M., Strickland, J.T.   2014. Shell Mineral Composition of Artificially and Naturally Incubated Eggs of Ornate Box Turtles (Terrapene ornata ornata). Journal Of Herpatological Medicine and Surgery 24(3-4):101-104.
  • Ségurel, L, EE Thompson, T Flutre, J Lovstad, A Venkat, SW Margulis, J Moyse, SR Ross, K Gamble, G Sella, C Ober, M Przeworski. 2012. The ABO blood group is a trans-species polymorphism in primates. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 109 (45) 18493-18498.
  • Standing, B., Gamble, K. 2011. Clinical Challenge. Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 42(3): 524-526.
  • Gamble, K., Moyse, J., Lovstad, J., Ober, C., Thompson, E. 2010. Blood Groups in the Species Survival Plans, European Endangered Species Program, and Managed In Situ Populations of Bonobo (Pan paniscus), Common Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes), Gorilla (Gorilla ssp.), and Orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus ssp.). Zoo Biology.
  • Gamble, K. C. 2007. Internal Anatomy of the Hornbill Casque Described by Radiography, Contrast Radiography, and Computed Tomography. Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery, 21(1): 38-4.
  • Lacasse, C., Terio, K., Kinsel, M.J., Farina, L.L., Travis, D.A., Greenwald, R., Lyashchenko, K.P., Miller, M. and Gamble, K.C. 2007. Two cases of atypical mycobacteriosis caused by Mycobacterium szulgai associated with mortality in captive African elephants (Loxodonta africana). Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, 38(1): 101-107.
  • Lacasse, C. and Gamble, K.C. 2006. Tracheitis caused by Bordetella bronchiseptica in a polar bear (Ursus maritimus). Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, 37 (2): 190-192.
  • Davis, M. and Gamble, K.C. 2005. Clinical challenge (Ventricular mural thrombus in a mona monkey). Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine. In press.
  • Travis, D.A., Gamble, K., Ross, M. and Barbiers, R. 2005. Development of a tool for assessing and managing the risk of avian mycobacteriosis during avian translocation. Proceedings of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians.
  • Gamble, K.C., Garner, M. M., West, G., Didier, E.S., Cali, A. and Alvarado, T.P. 2005. Kyphosis associated with microsporidial myositis in San Marcos Salamanders, Eurycea nana. Journal of Herpetological Medicine and Surgery, 15(4): 14-18.
  • Gamble, K.C. 2004. Marsupial medicine. Vet Clinics North America.
  • Gamble, K.C., Garner, M.M., Krause, L. and Alvarado, T.P. 2004. Pancreatic islet fibrosis in rock hyraxes (Procavia capensis), part I: case histories, clinical pathology, and epizootiology. Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, 35: 361-369.
  • Garner, M.M., Gamble, K.C., Raymond, J.T. and Alvarado, T.P. 2004. Pancreatic islet fibrosis in rock hyraxes (Procavia capensis), part II: pathology, immunohistochemistry, and electron microscopy. Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, 35: 280-291.
  • Gamble, K.C. 2003. Musophagiformes. Zoo and Wild Animal Medicine: Current Therapy 5.
  • Nevarez, J.N., Gamble, K.C. and Tully, T. 2002. <i>Syngamus tracheii</i> infection in red and yellow barbets. Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery, 16: 31-33.
  • Gamble, K.C. 2001. Leptospirosis: A review. American Association of Zoo Veterinarians Infectious Disease Committee Notebook.
  • Garner, M.M., Alvarado, T.P., Gamble, K.C., Levens, G.P., Raymond, J.T. and Nordhausen, R. 2001. Pathology of suspected fenbendazole intoxication in three Fea’s vipers (Azemiops feae). International Journal of Primatology (supplement 1): 2.
  • Gamble, K.C., Fitzgerald, L. and Buch, J. 2000. Vasectomy reversal in a yellow-backed duiker (Cephalophus sylvicultor). Animal Keepers Forum, 27: 506-508.
  • Gamble, K.C. and Hartdegen, R. 2000. What’s your diagnosis? (Internal oviposition in a black tree monitor). Journal of Herpetology Medicine and Surgery, 10: 31-32.
  • Murray, S., Lung, N.P., Alvarado, T.P., Gamble, K.C., Miller, M.A., Paglia, D.E. and Montali, R.J. 1999. Idiopathic hemorrhagic vasculopathy syndrome in seven black rhinoceros. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 6(2): 230-233.
  • Gamble, K.C. 1999. What’s your diagnosis? (Cervical lymphosarcoma in a Fischer’s lovebird). Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery, 13: 214-217.
  • Gamble, K.C., Fried, J.J. and Rubin, G.J. 1998. Aberrant dirofilariasis in the pale-headed saki monkey (Pithecia pithecia). Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, 29: 50-54.
  • Gamble, K.C., Alvarado, T.P. and Bennett, C.L. 1997. Itraconazole plasma and tissue concentrations in the spiny lizard (Sceloporus sp.) following once-daily dosing. Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, 28: 89-93.
  • Gamble, K.C., Boothe, D.M., Jensen, J.M., Heatley, J.J. and Helmick, K.E. 1997. Pharmacokinetics of a single intravenous enrofloxacin dose in scimitar-horned oryx (Oryx dammah). Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, 28: 36-4.
  • Gamble, K.C., Jensen, J.M., Boothe, D.M., Heatley, J.J. and Helmick, K.E. 1995. Pharmacokinetics of amikacin in scimitar-horned oryx (Oryx dammah) from a single intravenous dose. Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, 26: 359-366.
  • Gamble, K.C., Falzone, C.F. and Craig, T.  1994. Proventricular ascaridiasis in African white-backed (Gyps africanus) and Lappet-faced (Torgos tracheliotus) vultures. Annual Proceedings of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
  • Gamble, K.C. and Honnas, C.M. 1993. Surgical correction of proventricular impaction in ostriches. Compendium on Continuing Education for the Practicing Veterinarian, 15(2): 235-245.
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