Dr. Kipp Wingo is a fifth generation Texan and third generation Fighting Texas Aggie (graduate of Texas A&M University). He grew up in East Texas where he worked many long hours in the family farming and ranching enterprises.
Dr. Wingo graduated with honors from Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1990. Prior to becoming a specialist, he owned and operated mixed animal practices in East Texas.
Dr. Jucan graduated from Dr. Petru Groza Agricultural Institute in Cluj-Napoca, Romania in 1997. She immigrated to Canada in 2001 where she worked as a veterinary technician until she got her North American accreditation. She moved to Phoenix in 2006 where she worked in general practice for more than 12 years with Banfield the Pet Hospital.
She served as a lead doctor and Chief of Staff for several years while in Banfield employment. Her interest and desire to learn more in the field of veterinary dentistry proved her a fitting candidate for the Residency and Training program with Arizona Veterinary Dental Specialists in May 2019. She was mentored in her journey by Drs. Kipp Wingo, then Curt Cofman and Lisa Fink. She completed her residency in May 2022
Dr. Gwenn Schamberger graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine in 2005. She was a general practitioner in San Antonio, Texas before completing her residency in Dentistry and Oral Surgery at the University of Illinois.
Dr. Schamberger worked at the Animal Dental Center and helped teach at the Animal Dental Training Center in Maryland before becoming a Diplomate of the American Veterinary Dental CollegeTM in 2009. She practiced as the veterinary dentist and oral surgeon at the Wisconsin Veterinary Referral Center for 13 years before relocating to the Southwest.
We are excited to welcome Dr. Martin Kennedy to the Carefree Dentistry & Oral Surgery for Animals team! Dr. Kennedy is a Board-Certified Veterinary Anesthesiologist™. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University and also earned a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Kennedy completed a rotating internship at the University of Minnesota after veterinary school, then a residency in Anesthesia & Pain Management at the University of Wisconsin.
Shelbi is an Arizona Native but also lived in Missouri for a couple of years as a child. She realized her passion for animals during her stay in Missouri on her family’s farm. Shelbi graduated from Pima Medical Institute in 2016 and soon after, passed the Arizona state and the Veterinary Technician National Exams to become a Certified Veterinary Technician. Shelbi enjoyed working with horses in school but has primarily worked with cats and dogs, as well as a few rodents. After working in general practice, Shelbi found a passion for specialty surgical procedures. She is now excited to bring her GP and surgical experience to the Carefree team!
Shelbi is a fur mama to her 2 dogs; Sprocket and Chassis, as well as to her 4 cats; Poompkin, Bentley, Mama Llama, and Booger. When Shelbi is not at home cuddling her fur babies with her husband Joe, they are out doing any sort of outdoor activities. They are most involved with many Off road vehicles including their trucks, RZR or dirt bikes but also love spectating any Off road racing events. Outside of motorsports, Shelbi also enjoys hiking, crafting, and trying out new hobbies!
Ricardo is an Arizona native who was born and raised in South Phoenix. He grew up with a passion for learning, and loved going to school. After graduating high school in 2017, his career path was unclear. There were so many subjects he loved, mainly math and science. After taking a couple classes at Arizona State University, Ricardo was still unsure where he wanted his career to go. That was when a friend, who had gotten their certificate for veterinary assisting, told him how amazing the veterinary field was. After hearing that, something told him that was what he needed to do.
Ricardo quickly jumped on the opportunity and obtained his certificate of veterinary assistant from Carrington College. After 2 years in the field, he was introduced to the specialty field of veterinary dentistry. The amount of help dentistry and oral surgery can provide for animals was what made him love and stay in the dentistry field for almost two years now.
Outside of work, Ricardo is a huge fan of playing and watching sports. He is an Arizona sports fanatic, with his two most favorite teams being the Arizona Cardinals and Phoenix Suns. He loves to attend live games when given the opportunity. When there is free time, Ricardo also likes to spend time at home with his three pugs, Enzo, Ellie, and Petunia, and watch movies and tv shows.
Jaycie was born and raised in Arizona. She received her Veterinary Assisting Certificate at Carrington College. She has over 2 years experience in the Veterinary field; she has a background in small animal specialty orthopedic and soft tissue surgeries. Jaycie has a full house of four-legged family members and likes to spend her spare time with them. She has 3 dogs; an 8 year old Pit/American Bulldog mix named Wednesday, a 6 year old Pit mix named Boo and a 4 year old Chihuahua named Gomez. She also has 2 cats: Sig and Sniper. Jaycie also enjoys anything outdoors, scary movies and caffeine to keep up with our patients!
Krystle was born in New Mexico and moved to Phoenix, Arizona as a young girl with her mother. She graduated from Greenway High School in 2003. Immediately after graduation she enrolled at Apollo College, and in 2004 obtained her certification as a Veterinary Assistant. In 2005, Krystle jumpstarted her career in the veterinary field by working for a busy 5 doctor general practice located in central Phoenix. In 2006 she took a position working for Dr. Chris Visser, a well-known Veterinarian and Diplomate of the American Veterinary Dental CollegeTM. Her 16-year dedication as a veterinary dental technician led her to many career opportunities, specifically in dentistry training and practice management.
Krystle’s hobbies include natural light photography, hiking and watching football. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her 3 children Natalie, Adrien and Ysobel, as well as their kitties.
Stephanie was born and raised in Northern New Mexico where her love of veterinary medicine began. After 8 years of working in multiple aspects of a general practice hospital, Stephanie moved to sunny Phoenix, Arizona. Her work in general practice continued for another 3 years before finding her passion for canine and feline dentistry. Realizing the immediate impact that specialty dentistry & oral surgery has on a patient’s quality of life drives Stephanie’s continued interest and learning in veterinary dentistry. She worked at a multi-dentist veterinary specialty practice for 6 years before joining Carefree Dentistry & Oral Surgery for Animals.
Aside from helping patients and their people, Stephanie enjoys spending time with her boyfriend and two fur babies: Brew and Stout. They enjoy evening strolls through the neighborhood, hiking and visiting family in Nothern Arizona. When the weather isn’t so pleasant, her preferred indoor activities include reading, cleaning and organizing.
Michelle recently moved to beautiful Arizona from Northern New York where she started her journey as a veterinary assistant in 1996. Her desire to give her patients and their families the best treatment possible inspired her to work hard to advance to the position of CSR Manager for a busy 10 doctor practice in Virginia.
Reading, biking, hiking, and football (Go Giants!) are some of Michelle’s pastimes. She also enjoys spending time with her three children and two dogs.
Carly, transitioned from California to Arizona in 2018. Her journey in the veterinary field began in 2015 as a CSR, where she swiftly discovered her passion for animal care. Progressing to a veterinary assistant, Carly continuously enhances her skills and knowledge, currently pursuing certification as a veterinary technician through Penn Foster.
Outside her professional pursuits, Carly efficiently manages family life with two boys. Alongside her husband, she explores local dining and breweries. Carly also engages in diverse hobbies like crafting, kickboxing, woodworking, and reading. Her commitment to both professional growth and personal interests underscores a well-rounded and dedicated individual.