Ocala Veterinary Hospital’s
Team of Professionals
Our Team is here to make sure your pet gets the very best!
Each member of our veterinary staff is important to the care of our clients and patients. Personal experience and training by each individual adds to a compassionate and caring interaction. Individual abilities contribute to practicing high quality medicine. We encourage our staff to establish long term personal relationships with our clients and community at large while maintaing a professional standard of patient care. Life and personal experience make us who we are and the way we practice everyday.
Veterinary Partnerships and Services
Kathleen J. Gelatt, DVM, DACVR
North Florida Veterinary Radiology
My name is Dr. Kathleeen Gelatt-Nicholson, DVM, DACVR; I am a Radiologist who founded my business North Florida Veterinary Radiology. I live in the Morriston, FL area and most of my business as a private practioner is in the Gainesville-Ocala and outlying areas. I completed my Bachelors degree in Animal Science at the University of Florida. I received my DVM from North Carolina State University and, after a year in private small animal practice in Orlando, FL, entered my Radiology residency at the University of Florida. I became board certified in 1998. I spent about 4 years as a Clinical Radiologist at the University of Minnesota’s College of Veterinary Medicine and then spent nearly 5 years working for a private radiologist group in the Cleveland-Akron area. I locumed at the University of Florida for 2 years to help maintain their Radiology program and then decided to start my own private business. I have a teenage son and various pets including 3 rescue dogs. I enjoy spending time with my family, going fishing, going to my son’s baseball games, and reading a good book.
Eric Herman, DVM
Veterinary Orthopedic and Soft Tissue Surgeon
Dr. Herman has wanted to help pets ever since he was a child. He graduated from Purdue University as a double major in Animal Science and Biology. He was then fortunate enough to obtain early entry for his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at Purdue University. Upon finishing at Purdue, he went on to an internship at the world-renowned Animal Medical Center in New York City. He completed a 3-year surgical residency at MedVet in Columbus, Ohio where he really developed his passion for minimally invasive orthopedic surgery and rehabilitation. He has advanced training in rehabilitation through the University of Tennessee.
The human-animal bond was the driving factor that led Dr. Herman to veterinary medicine. Seeing the impact that animals have on individuals and families is astounding! He loves hearing the stories of how much the patients mean to their pet parents. Over the years, he has noticed how much an injured pet’s impaired movement strains the bond between the pet and the pet’s parents. This is the driving force that created Kinetic Pets. His goal is to strengthen the bond between his patients and their pet parents by improving their mobility through minimally invasive surgical and rehabilitation procedures to be free from pain as fast as possible. He treats each case as an individual to determine the best possible treatment plan in the most minimally invasive procedure.
Outside of orthopedic surgery he enjoys spending time with his family, going to football games, golfing, traveling and home improvements.
Thomas Gil Hodges, DVM
Endoscopy, Rhinoscopy, and Focus on Feline Medicine
Dr. Hodges received his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Washington State University in 1985. Upon graduation, he joined a small animal hospital in Dallas, and focused on Feline Internal Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Hodges returned to Bellevue, Washington in 1987, and established Cat Care Clinic Bellevue and Cat Care Clinic Sammamish where he would practice for the next 33 years. The clinic’s focus was on providing the highest standard of care for both clients and their pets. In addition to seeing medical cases, he provides endoscopy and rhinoscopy services for practices, here in the Ocala. Gil and his wife, Kathryn, relocated to Ocala in 2021, along with their two horses and cat, Impy.
Interesting misc. facts:
- Dr. Hodges was a former professional hockey player in Spokane and part of the Edmonton Oilers farm system before leaving for Washington State University.
- He was raised in Eastern Washington and had a small cattle ranch.
- His wife Kathryn was a successful model and can be seen in MTV rock videos. She has lived in France, Tokyo and Malibu and traveled throughout Europe as part of the US Equestrian Team.
- His father Tom was also a professional hockey player winning four Allan Cups, Canadian’s National Championship. He is in the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto.
- Dr. Hodges’ Uncle, Dr. Robert S. Hodges, was a speedskater and competed in two Olympics and three World Championships for Canada. Additionally, he was also a Biochemist at The Rockefeller University in New York and a Professor of Biochemistry, Molecular Genetics and Biophysics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and the University of Alberta. He has over 120 publications.
Mobile Pet Imaging
Mobile Pet Imaging provides services at our office from their custom-built, state-of-the art mobile unit—specifically designed to transport their high-tech equipment and provide a safe, clean and tranquil place to perform the procedures. For more information about this service please feel free to contact our office.
Antech Imaging Services (AIS®)
Antech Imaging Services (AIS®) is here to help provide clients and their pets with the best care possible by offering expert interpretations of radiographs, on-the-spot ultrasound evaluations, board-certified radiologist review of CT studies, and consultations with board-certified specialists — all by using cutting-edge digital technology partnered with the best practices of traditional veterinary medicine.
IDEXX Reference Lab and Telemedicine Consultants
Cardiac consults and screens - A detailed written interpretation of an ECG or cardiac imaging study is provided based on the patient medical history and presenting complaints. Services are: Consult with diagnostic and therapeutic recommendations, Preanesthetic screens, Wellness screens and Ambulatory monitoring (U.S.)
HomeAgain is staffed by trained specialists dedicated to the safe recovery of your lost pet. Enroll your pet‘s microchip with HomeAgain and your contact information will be tied to the microchip’s unique ID code. If your pet becomes lost, veterinarians and shelters can use a microchip scanner to find out how to contact you.