Diabetes Clinic

Our mission is to provide cutting-edge expertise, innovative approaches, and highest level of care for the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of Diabetes and related metabolic diseases in our small animal patients. We also care for future patients by conducting clinical trials that help further our knowledge on diabetes management and prevention. We work with you and your primary veterinarian to create a comprehensive monitoring and treatment plan to provide the best care for your pets.

Some of the diseases and conditions that our Diabetes Clinic treats are:

  • Canine and Feline Diabetes Mellitus
  • Acromegaly/Hypersomatotropism
  • Obesity
  • Cushing’s disease

Please note that while the Diabetes Clinic will be involved in the care of patients that require surgical treatments for diseases related to diabetes (such as cataract surgery, adrenalectomies and hypophysectomies), those surgeries will continue to be performed by top-notch surgeons here at UF Small Animal Hospital. If these procedures are indicated for your pet, they may be scheduled to take place at another visit.

Meet Our Team

The Diabetes Clinic team is led by Chen Gilor, DVM, PhD, DACVIM. Dr. Gilor is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and has a PhD in feline diabetes from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne. He is a world-renowned expert on feline and canine diabetes, especially in the area of insulin therapy and insulin-alternatives. He advanced the field by publishing more than 50 scientific papers on diabetes and other metabolic diseases, many of which focus on novel therapies and diagnostics. He is a frequent speaker at national and international scientific forums and continuing education meetings. Dr. Gilor also serves as a consultant to numerous biotech and pharmaceutical companies and is currently the Vice President of the Society for Comparative Endocrinology.

Dr. Gilor is dedicated to improving the quality of life for diabetic patients and their caretakers.

Chen Gilor
Department: Small Animal Clinical Sciences

Chen Gilor

Associate Professor, SA Internal Medicine

University of Florida


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