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Joey Gaines

Congratulations to Joey for being named 2014 TOYO (Ten Outstanding Young Omahans) Recipient.

Tell us about your family?

I have been married to my high school sweetheart, Adam, for 17 years.  We have 5 kids:  Jack 15, Lucy 14, Vivien 11, Jay 10, Eddie 9.  We are a foster family and three of our kids were adopted from the foster system.


Of course I have pets J  We have Tex, a dog I brought home from an ultrasound training class in Texas, Tinkerbell, a Chihuahua a client begged me to take, and Scarlett, a cat we were given to take care of when she was 3 days old.


I grew up in Omaha until the beginning of high school, when we moved to Salina, Kansas.

CollegeKansas State for both undergrad and veterinary school

Sorority: Delta Delta Delta

Job/Business:  Owner and veterinarian at Ridgeview Animal Hospital, owner at Walnut Creek Veterinary Clinic

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Why did you join the Junior League?

I joined the Junior League of Omaha to learn more about agencies serving the Omaha community and to become an active volunteer.

What was your favorite placement and why?

I have loved both of my committees!  I became very involved in A Book of My Own as a new member and continued on that committee for two active years.  I love the busy work and the impact it has on individual lives in our community.  Now on Done-In-A-Day, it is great to get out in the community and do work!  I feel I have been placed right where I belong all of my years in the League so far.

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