Katie Gerber DVM
After growing up with a menagerie of animals ranging from dogs and cats to horses and snakes, it seemed the natural choice to enter a career in veterinary medicine. I always had a special affinity with animals, and as a young child, had a penchant for bringing home strays. I became more serious about them after traveling extensively and seeing my beloved cat and dog friends homeless, sick or injured. Feeling helpless when confronted with a sick animal was a devastating feeling and is ultimately what drove me to pursue veterinary medicine.
After completing my undergrad as a double major in Spanish and Government at Smith College, I went on to Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University followed by an internship at Veterinary Emergency and Referral Group in Brooklyn.
Though I was born in Manhattan, I lived in Connecticut and Florida for much of my youth and am thrilled to be back in my hometown of New York City. I was particularly drawn to Worth Street Veterinary Center for its community vibe. It is truly inspiring to be surrounded by dedicated professionals each day who are happy to be at work! Additionally, throughout my career I have learned that conventional medicine doesn’t always produce the results that you’re aiming for, which is why I am excited to work in a practice that fosters a more integrative and holistic approach. I’m a cat lady at heart and enjoy feline medicine, but am also interested in surgery, particularly wound repairs.
When I’m not at work, you can find me jogging in one of NYC’s public parks, reading and tending to the plants in my garden, exploring new restaurants with friends, or carrying on with my cat Claude, who invariably talks back when spoken to.