Welcome to Gulfcoast Veterinary Clinic


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Gulfcoast Veterinary Clinic is a one doctor practice that focuses on the quality care of your pets. We treat dogs and cats. We offer medical and surgical care. This includes comprehensive examinations, vaccination programs tailored to each pet, laboratory testing, digital radiology, cold laser therapy, and digitherm photos of your pet. We also offer soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries and have a board certified veterinary surgeon available for consultation here by appointment.


Dr. Denise Kalliainen
Fort Myers Veterinarian | Gulfcoast Veterinary Clinic | 239-433-2424

15560-3 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, Fl. 33908

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  • Dr.
    Denise Kalliainen
    D.V.M.
    Dr. Denise grew up on Fort Myers Beach. She attended the Beach Elementary, Cypress Lake Middle School, Cypress Lake High School, and Edison Community College. She transferred to the University of Florida College of Agriculture and graduated with honors with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture in 1977. She then graduated with honors from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 1981. She practiced several years in Fort Myers before opening the Gulfcoast Veterinary Clinic in 1982. Her special interests include internal medicine and preventive care. She enjoys spending time with her family- twin boys (Michael and Brian), her two dogs (Maggie and Molly), and her 6 cats (Precious, Sage, BeBe, Otis, Miss S, and Fuggie).
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Our Locations

Office Hours

Our regular hours

Regular Hours

Monday:

8:30 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:30 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

Closed

Thursday:

8:30 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

8:30 am-6:00 pm

Saturday:

8:30 am-2:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

Featured Articles

  • Managing Pet Allergies in Kids

    Are you concerned that your child's allergies may mean that you will have to give up your pet? Although rehoming a pet may be necessary if allergies are severe, most children can live with pets if you are willing to make a few changes. The Problem About three in 10 people who have allergies are allergic ...

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  • Obesity and Diabetes in Pets

    Think diabetes only affect people? Overweight pets may be at risk too. ...

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  • Does Your Cat Have a Grooming Problem?

    Noticed a sudden change in your cat's grooming habits? Over- or under-grooming can be a sign of trouble. ...

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  • What You Need to Know About Antibiotics

    Using antibiotics incorrectly may harm, rather than help, your pet. ...

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  • Is Your Cat's Personality Influenced by Coat Color?

    Are orange cats friendlier than black ones? Coat color may play a role in personality. ...

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  • Is a Cat Enclosure Right for Your Cat?

    A cat enclosure offers the perfect way for your favorite feline to enjoy a little outdoor time without being subjected to the dangers of the real world. Before you make the decision about adding an enclosure to your property, consider these facts. Free Access to the Outdoors Can Decrease a Cat's Lifespan Free ...

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  • Diabetes in Cats: Prevention and Treatment

    Diabetes in cats, also known as feline diabetes mellitus, is an increasingly common disease affecting 1 out of every 400 cats. Obesity is the leading risk factor for diabetes. "Overweight or obese cats are two to four times more likely to develop diabetes than cats with a healthy body weight," says board-certified ...

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  • Pet Hearing Loss

    Many of the same health problems that affect us, including hearing loss, also affect our pets. Fortunately, most pets adapt very well to the disability with a little help from their owners. What Causes Hearing Loss in Pets? Some pets are born deaf or hard of hearing, while others develop hearing loss ...

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  • 3 Reasons Why Your Pet Could Be Coughing

    Wondering why your pet is coughing? Check out three common reasons. ...

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  • How Safe is Your Dog’s Food?

    Over the last several years, numerous dog food brands and treats have been recalled for chemical contamination or Salmonella. This last summer many dog food brands were recalled due to Salmonella; all were manufactured in a Diamond Pet Foods plant in Gaston, South Carolina, USA. This plant makes many ...

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Testimonials

  • "I have been going to Dr. Denise for over 30 years. She has taken great care of all our dogs & cats thru the years. Very good Dr. Kind & compassionate too."
    Sandy W via Facebook
  • "Very thorough, knowledgable and kind. I feel secure that my Gracie will be well taken care of."
    Sheila D. via Facebook
  • "Such sweet people here! Very personalized care for our furbabies, and they have the very best in medical coverage with Vet-Direct pay through Trupanion Express. Takes the worry out of unexpected accidents and illnesses and let's us focus on care. Ask for a certificate when you have an exam"
    Robin C. via Facebook