Our pets rely on their teeth for a variety of activities. In addition to chewing food, animals use teeth to scratch itches, carry and transport items and their young, and defend themselves. They count on us to make sure that their teeth are in top condition throughout their lives. Dr. James Gillen of Orange Park Animal […]
You brush your teeth at least twice a day, floss daily, and see a dentist every six months. But do you also follow an optimal oral hygiene routine for your pet? Unfortunately, many pet owners neglect their pets’ oral health, exposing them to bad breath, gum disease, and tooth decay. If your pet needs dental […]
Dr. James Gillen is originally from Puerto Rico and moved to Jacksonville, Florida at the age of 12. He knew growing up he wanted to be a veterinarian because it brings together the two things he loves most – animals and people. He completed his undergraduate degree at Florida State University and afterwards worked as a veterinary technician, an SAT/ACT tutor, and a high school teacher before completing his veterinary degree at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 2019.
Dr. Gillen has special interests in dermatology and academia and co-authored two research papers in canine atopic dermatitis and Leishmaniasis. In his free time, Dr. Gillen enjoys anything involving the water (beach/pool, surfing, scuba diving), going to theme parks, exercise (weight lifting, running, biking, boxing), and science fiction books – among other genres. Dr Gillen lives with his wife and son, one dog, two cats, and a ball python.