Take comfort knowing that Doctor Gumbs is a seasoned veterinary specialist who will actually come
to your location for a personal consultation and to perform
any needed surgery.
Modified Retinacular Imbrication Technique
Considered the most conservative technique to treat a torn ACL.
Restoring the bone as closely as possible to its normal state in
order to repair the fracture.
These deformities typically occur in the front legs and sometimes are refered to as "Crooked Legs".
Tibial Tubercle Advancement
A safer alternative to the TPLO procedure, involves changing the angle of the knee.
Repair of the organs located in the thorax or chest, these include lung biopsy or removal.
A less invasive cruciate surgery technique that can make extracapsular repairs more stable by using a fibertape for support.
These include diaphragmatic hernia repair, liver lobectomy, intestinal biopsy, and gallbladder removal.
Repairing the dislocation of the kneecap can be accomplished without open surgery and exposing the bone.
Dr. John Gumbs graduated from Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine , and completed residency at Michigan State University School of Veterinary Medicine.
He joined PVH, which was the largest group of small animal practices in the state of Michigan. There he set up the first surgical referral service outside of the university setting within their 13 small animal clinics.
Dr. Gumbs subsequently joined Michigan Veterinary Specialists in Southfield where he was a top surgeon performing countless cruciate ligament repairs, disc surgeries, and fracture repairs. He also performed many gall bladder removals, open-heart surgeries to remove heartworms in cats, gastric dilation volvulus procedures.
In 1997 Dr. Gumbs opened Global Veterinary Services, where he now travels all over southeast Michigan performing surgeries. He continues to operate 20 plus ligament repairs weekly, fracture cases, and now he has added the TTA (Tibia Tubercle Advancement) procedure to his list of surgical services.
Dr. Gumbs lives next to his other love, a golf course, in a suburb of Ann Arbor with his wife, three Leonbergers, and three horses.
Dr. Gumbs has been my "go-to" surgeon for orthopedic and other complicated surgeries for the past 15 years. It is reassuring to know that my clients have access to a
top-notch surgeon without stress
of having to take their pet to a speciality hospital, which is unfamiliar to them
and their pet.
- DR. SUSAN HANKERD
AUBURN ANIMAL HOSPITAL
Aside from being an excellent surgeon, Dr. Gumbs is reliable, congenial, and professional. He puts forth great effort to accommodate our scheduling needs, often fitting
in an extra surgery if needed. The client gets great service and saves hundreds of dollars because our overhead is much lower than
a referal hospital.
- DR. BRUCE W. FRANCKE
BAY ANIMAL HOSPITAL
Monday - Friday (8 am - 7 pm)
Saturday (10 am -1 pm)