Dr. Ryan Gates grew up in Cuyahoga Falls is graduated from Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy in 1997, then from Lipscomb University in 2001. After graduating from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 200, he immediately joined the Cuyahoga Falls Veterinary Clinic. He especially enjoys the surgical and dental care areas of veterinary medicine.
Drs. Ryan and Jenn were married between their second and third years of veterinary school, and they have three children.
He has been instrumental in mentoring future veterinarians. One of his students, the now Dr. Shelby Drogemuller, graduated from Wisconsin's College of Veterinary Medicine and became an associate at CFVC for a time before moving back to Wisconsin to live closer to family. Others are currently at Iowa State and Auburn nearing completion, while a couple are in the undergraduate pipeline at various universities. He's also taken on veterinary students from Minnesota, Purdue, and Georgia for externship opportunities.
Veterinary medicine is not his identity, though, and he enjoys life outside of vet med through traveling, hiking, and photography. And if you need a fourth on the pickle ball court, give him a call. :)