Dr. Samantha Emch grew up in northeast Ohio and went to Kent State University for her undergraduate studies, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in 2005. She attended Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 2010. After graduation, she completed a one year small animal rotating internship at Angell Animal Hospital in Boston, MA. She knew that Neurology was her calling and finished a one year Neurology specialty internship at Georgia Veterinary Specialists in Atlanta, GA. In 2012, she began a 3 year Neurology and Neurosurgery residency at Virginia Tech which she completed in July 2015. During her residency, Dr. Emch also received a Master of Science degree in biomedical and veterinary sciences.
Dr. Emch's neurology interests include intervertebral disc disease, managing canine epilepsy, and central nervous system neoplasia. In her free time, Dr. Emch enjoys spending time with her husband and two young children, as well as being outside and enjoying this beautiful state.