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

16681 Mcgregor Blvd. suite 102
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 3 dogs and her 4 cats.

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Our Locations

Office Hours

Our regular hours

Regular Hours

Monday:

8:30 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:30 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

Closed

Thursday:

8:30 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

8:30 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

8:30 am-2:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

Featured Articles

  • Breed Specific Rescue Groups

    Many dog owners admire the unique looks and personalities of purebreds, but also worry about the fate of millions of pets euthanized each year. What many people don't realize is that there are specific breed rescue organizations for almost every breed of dog, placing dogs in need to new homes. Dogs aren't ...

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  • Feline Ear Issues

    Most cats will never have a serious problem with their hearing during their lives. However, several ear issues can affect cats. Many of these can cause discomfort or pain, but some may even lead to a partial loss of hearing or deafness. Ear issues in cats can have a variety of causes, including infections, ...

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  • Hypertension

    Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is fairly common in cats. Although it can occur on its own, it is usually a sign of other serious health problems. High blood pressure can also cause problems with other parts of the body, including the eyes, kidneys and heart. Cats are more likely to develop high ...

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  • Hyperthyroidism in Cats

    Hyperthyroidism is a condition that causes a cat’s thyroid gland to produce too much thyroid hormone. This disease most often shows up in middle-aged and older cats. The thyroid gland is located in the neck. Thyroid hormones affect most organs in the body, so hyperthyroidism can lead to other problems ...

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  • Kidney Issues

    The kidneys have two important roles in a cat’s body. First, they filter wastes and toxins from the blood, which then exit the body in the urine. The kidneys also help regulate the volume of fluids in the body and important hormones and other chemicals. Cats can develop several kinds of kidney issues, ...

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  • Liver

    The liver is a very important organ. It is involved in digestion and removing harmful toxins from the blood. Cats can develop several conditions that affect how well their liver works. Cholangiohepatitis One of the most common causes of liver disease in cats is cholangiohepatitis. In this condition, ...

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  • Nasal Problems

    Cats can suffer from several conditions of nose, sinuses and other parts of the upper respiratory tract. These include nasopharyngeal polyps—a type of non-cancerous growth—and inflammation of the membranes of the nasal passages and sinuses. Nasopharyngeal Polyps A nasopharyngeal polyp is a mass of ...

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  • Neurological Issues

    Did you know that your cat’s brain is the size of a golf ball? Despite its small size, a cat’s brain is complex and is an integral part of how a feline’s neurological system functions. If a cat has a defect or injury associated with the brain and the other organs, muscles, tissues and nerves that ...

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  • Nutrition and Weight Control

    Like humans, cats need a balanced diet and to maintain a healthy weight, for optimal physiological functioning. Feeding your cat too much can lead to obesity; feeding your cat too little can lead to malnourishment. Furthermore, a cat may have an aversion to a certain cat food or a condition causing loss ...

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  • Oral Health for Felines

    In addition to nutrition and weight management, oral care is another component that plays a part in a cat’s overall health. By lessening plaque buildup and stopping the plaque from forming dental tartar, you can prevent or control periodontal (gum) disease in your cat. Destruction of the teeth, tongue, ...

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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