Caitlin Bowen
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Dr. Caitlin Bowen


Professional information

  • Veterinarian, DVM
About Vet

I am a small animal veterinary Criticalist who is currently living and practicing in north-central Florida. I am passionate about making veterinary services accessible for all patients and their families, because no matter the circumstances, all pets deserve quality care. I have four dogs, three cats, chickens, and lots of reptiles, so I understand the perspective of a busy pet owner in addition to knowing how to treat the sickest pets. I have done extensive post-graduate training including a small animal rotating internship at the University of Illinois, followed by a three-year residency in Emergency and Critical Care medicine. I am comfortable caring for cats, dogs, reptiles, and most small mammals (rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, ferrets). I also have a passion for helping families navigate the tricky, heart-breaking decisions that we run into when dealing with end-of-life care and quality of life assessments. I recognize how difficult this time can be, and I aim to help every family work through these difficulties in order to make the best decision for their loved furry (or scaly) family member.

If you choose to trust me with your pet's care, and I feel your pet requires emergent in-person care or less emergent in-person follow up, I will do my best to help you find a practice that suits your needs, no matter where you are located.

NOTE: In the state of Florida, the law currently prohibits veterinarians from prescribing medications via telemedicine. However, I am more than happy to consult on your pet's health, and if I feel medications are warranted, I can help expedite the process by helping you locate a practice in your area. Please keep in mind that due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, many practices are still overwhelmed with cases, and wait times can be longer than any of us would like. My mission is to educate you and determine a plan of action to achieve our mutual goal: your pet's health and wellbeing.

  • Ocala, FL, US
Spoken languages
  • English
Species treated
  • Dogs (Canine)
  • Reptiles & Amphibians
  • Small Mammals
  • Cats (Feline)
Areas of interest
  • End of life/Hospice care
  • Emergency
  • Nutrition
  • Preventive
  • Toxicology
  • Dermatology
  • Behavior
  • Ophthalmology
  • Florida, US
  • Consult on diet, nutrition & exercise
  • Consult on general health & wellness
  • Consult on behavioral issues
  • Navigating nutrition from the new baby to the senior pet
  • Optimizing your new puppy or kitten experience
  • Tips and tricks on pet grooming techniques
  • Pet training, house training and litter box training