Just as it is not unusual for humans to have “tummy troubles,” your dog’s gut doesn’t always feel its best. Orange Park Animal Hospital at Oakleaf appreciates that there are many potential reasons “why” your dog is vomiting, having diarrhea, and suffering from other distressing symptoms. With such a broad spectrum of sources of GI upset, you […]
Parasite prevention is extremely important for your pets’ health and wellbeing. Parasites are dangerous – they can cause many problems and undermine your pet’s health. Since contracting parasites can happen to any pet, it is important to take special preventive measures to protect your pet. Pet owners in and around Jacksonville, Florida, can visit Orange Park […]
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.