Do you take your pet to the vet regularly? Most pet owners take their pets to the veterinarian only when they are sick or act strangely. However, pets are just like humans and need frequent health checkups to ensure everything is fine and that no medical help is required. Regular and annual checkups help catch […]
At Orange Park Animal Hospital, we are committed to making veterinary care convenient and affordable for our Jacksonville area pet families. That’s why we are proud to offer pet wellness plans! Our wellness plans are carefully designed to meet the preventive care needs of cats and dogs at all stages of life while helping you take the guesswork out […]
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.