Dr. Kelli Gilson
Dr. Gilson has been working as a full-time equine veterinarian in the Millbrook area since 2000. She began at the Millbrook Equine Clinic and subsequently opened her own practice, GEVS, in 2007. Over the years her interests have evolved, and she now focuses strongly on reproduction, dentistry and geriatric medicine. She also runs the foaling and breeding facility at the clinic’s current location. Dr. Gilson also works regularly with donkeys, mules and miniature horses.
Dr. Melanie Harness
Dr. Harness grew up in Port Hope and returned to the area in 2020. After graduating from the Ontario Veterinary College, she completed an internship at TD Equine in Calgary. She then worked as an equine vet in the Guelph area. Melanie’s interests include lameness, reproduction, dentistry and general wellness.
Dr. Harness is currently studying to be certified in Animal Chiropractic. We are excited to be able to offer Equine Spinal Manipulation Therapy to our patients starting in 2024!
Dr. Leah Knox
Dr Leah grew up in Eastern Ontario, spending much of her childhood on the back of a pony! She competed on the hunter/jumper circuit for many years from the pony hunters to the 1.30m jumpers. She completed her undergraduate degree in Animal Biology at the University of Guelph in 2006, and her DVM at the Ontario Veterinary College in 2012. Following graduation from vet school, Dr Leah completed an intensive, year long internship at an equine referral hospital in California. She joined the team at Gilson Equine full time in 2013.
Dr Leah is passionate about equitarian work and volunteers on equine veterinary relief projects around the world whenever she is able. In 2018, Dr Leah took a break from regular practice and worked in Africa, providing free veterinary care for working horses and donkeys. Since her return to Canada, she has rejoined the Gilson Equine team on a part time basis.
In 2020, Dr Leah completed her training in equine acupuncture at the Chi Institute in Florida. Dr Leah enjoys taking an integrative approach, combining her training in both Western and Eastern veterinary medicine to provide the best care possible for her patients.