Dr. Jaclyn Amber graduated from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine (Virginia Tech) in 2009. Originally from Southern Maryland, Dr. Amber enjoys exploring and experiencing beautiful Asheville with her canine and feline “furkids.” Her Lab mix, Lexi, loves hiking the mountains. Ella, her hypothyroid beagle mix, enjoys smelling all of the good food all around town and doesn’t understand why Mom won’t let her eat every last morsel of it. You may even see Dr. Amber’s Maine Coone mix, Moxy, around the hospital; she has lymphoma but loves hanging out at Charlotte Street so much that she accompanies Dr. Amber to work on most days.
Dr. Amber emphasizes a holistic approach to veterinary medicine and is particularly interested in geriatrics. On the other end of the spectrum, she adores puppies and has been leading our Puppy Preschool classes since September 2011. Her new puppy, Chief Argus, is currently providing a great refresher course. Dr. Amber believes that maintaining a strong human-animal bond and good quality of life are essential through all stages of life.
Dr. Amber studied at the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) in Florida and is proud to offer her services as a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist (CVA). She plans to continue studying herbal and food therapies and continues to cultivate her knowledge of Tui-Na (a Chinese medical manipulation/massage technique). As a member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) and the proud owner of two strong-willed and semi-feral felines, Dr. Amber promotes the low-stress handling techniques implemented in our hospital and is working to help Charlotte Street Animal Hospital become a certified Feline Friendly Practice through the AAFP. Dr. Amber looks forward to welcoming your family to CSAH.