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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

  • 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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  • Caring for Dogs with Wrinkles

    Regular skin care is the key to helping your wrinkled dog avoid painful infections. ...

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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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  • Could Those Sniffles Be a Symptom of the Feline Flu?

    Can you spot the signs of feline flu? ...

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  • Does My Pet Dream?

    Are humans the only mammals who dream? Find out if your pet experiences dreams and nightmares. ...

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  • What to Do If Your Pet Eats Grass

    Wondering what to do if your pet eats grass? Take a look at a few ideas. ...

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  • Bloat in Dogs

    Bloat may end your dog's life if you're not aware of the symptoms. ...

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  • Feline Distemper

    Feline distemper or feline panleukopenia is a highly contagious viral disease of kittens and adult cats caused by the feline parvovirus. It is also called panleukopenia as it affects the bone marrow and causes low white blood cell counts. It is relatively common in unvaccinated cats and is often fatal, ...

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  • Bloat and Gastric Torsion

    Bloat and gastric torsion is a serious condition and your pet should be rushed to the emergency room if this occurs. Certain breeds of dogs with deep chests and narrow waists, such as hounds, bouvier des Flandres, or doberman pinschers are more susceptible to a syndrome of gastric torsion and bloat. This ...

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  • Arthritis

    The most common type of arthritis is osteoarthritis which can be due to wear and tear on joints from over use, aging, injury, or from an unstable joint such as which occurs with a ruptured ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) in the knee. The chronic form of this disease is called degenerative joint disease ...

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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