John Gumbs, DVM

*Dr. John Gumbs is a traveling surgeon. He performs orthopedic surgery as scheduled for our clients here at Veterinary General.  He also travels to other veterinary practices over Southeast Michigan.  He is not a staff member at Veterinary General.

Dr. John Gumbs founded Global Veterinary Services. He graduated from Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1982, interned at Tuskegee the following year, and completed residency at Michigan State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1986.

Dr. Gumbs then joined Professional Veterinary Hospitals (PVH), which was the largest group of small animal practices in the state of Michigan. There, he helped set up the first surgical referral service outside of the university setting within the 13 plus small animal clinics owned and operated by PVH.

The venture was a success as more than 100 clinics referred patients to this referral service. Business boomed, and many clients wrote thank-you letters to him for the kind manners expressed towards them and their pets.

Even after experiencing the tremendous growth and success at PVH, Dr. Gumbs decided to join Michigan Veterinary Specialists in Southfield.

There he was staff surgeon and performed countless cruciate ligament repairs, disc surgeries, and fracture repairs. He has also performed many gall bladder removals, open heart surgeries to remove heartworms in cats, and gastric dilation volvulus procedures. Other surgeries that he commonly performed include elective orthopedic procedures such as OCD, FCPs, UAP, angular limb deformity, luxation repairs and total hip replacement.

In 1997 Dr. Gumbs chose to start his own business, Global Veterinary Services, and he travels all over the southeast portion of Michigan! He continues to operate 20 plus cruciate ligament repairs weekly, fracture cases, total hips, TPLO, and has added the TTA (Tibia Tubercle Advancement) procedure to his list of surgical services.

Dr. Gumbs lives in a suburb of Ann Arbor with his wife, three Leonberger’s, and three horses.