Leslie Gillette, DVM

Leslie Gillette, DVM


Educations & Trainings

  • University of Florida CVM (1998)
  • University of Florida College of Pharmacy Master of Forensic Science (2013)

Activity & Honors

Beatriz Lopez-Van Beuren Memorial Scholarship - Senior award for small animal internal medicine (1998)

Professional Memberships


Dr. Leslie Gillette

Dr. Leslie Gillette graduated from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 1998. After 12 years of small animal private practice, Dr. Gillette transitioned into shelter medicine in 2011 and completed a Master of Forensic Science degree through the University of Florida College of Pharmacy in 2013. Currently Dr. Gillette practices as a part-time relief vet for the same practice she joined after leaving veterinary school, and works as a part-time legal assistant for a local defense attorney.  Dr. Gillette currently resides in Northeast Florida with her husband Asa, two children, two dogs, two cats and a variety of fish. Her interests outside of work include boating, fishing, yoga, collecting shark's teeth on the beach, reading, and watching her kids' sporting events.

Recent Articles

Why Do Dogs Have Whiskers?
Why Do Dogs Have Whiskers?
Ever wonder why dogs have whiskers? Each whisker plays a vital role in a dog’s sensory perception, and dogs can also communicate their emotions through their whiskers. Here’s a closer look at what dog whiskers are, what they do, whether they grow back when they fall out, and whether you should ever cut your dog’s whiskers. What Are Dog Whiskers?Dog whiskers, or vibrissae, are specialized...
Rectal Prolapse in Dogs
Rectal Prolapse in Dogs
What Is Rectal and Anal Prolapse in Dogs?Rectal prolapse in dogs is a condition in which rectal tissue protrudes through the anus. It’s usually caused when your dog repeatedly strains while pooping or peeing. There are two types of prolapse:  Partial Prolapse: Only a small portion of the anal and/or rectal tissue is visible as it protrudes through the anus. This small portion...
Irritable Bowel Syndrome in Cats (IBS)
What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome in Cats?Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in cats is typically an acute (severe and sudden) onset episode of gastrointestinal distress. Episodes of IBS in cats often occur in response to a stressful event, an intolerance or allergy to some component of the cat’s diet, or a change in the normal function of the colon.   What Is the Difference Between IBS and IBD in...
How to Get Rid of Worms in Cats
Discovering that your cat has worms can be an unpleasant experience for any pet owner. Not only can finding the worms be frightful (and gross), but their presence can also raise some serious concerns about the health of your cat. However, there are a number of safe and effective ways to treat worms in cats, as well as a variety of preventative measures you can take to lessen the chances of a...
How to Get Rid of Tapeworms in Dogs
If you have a pet, you’ve probably heard about tapeworms or had to deal with them before. Worms can affect a dog’s overall health and cause some seriously nasty gastrointestinal issues. However, tapeworm infestations in dogs are not usually considered dangerous or life-threatening. Here’s what you need to know about tapeworms in dogs—from what they are and how they spread to how to treat...
How to Pick the Best Chew Toys for Puppies
One of the best ways to keep your new puppy happy and make the transition into your home less stressful is to provide lots of age-appropriate puppy teething toys. Chew toys can help your puppy stay active, engaged, and out of trouble. When choosing the best and safest puppy teething toys, keep in mind your puppy’s age, breed, size, personality, and tooth development stage. Here’s how you can...