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About Lakeside Animal Hospital
Lakeside Animal Hospital has over 17 years of experience providing expert veterinary care. In addition to our medical services, we also offer boarding for dogs and cats in our fully supervised boarding facilities.
We pride ourselves on caring for your pets as if they were our own. Whether your pets need routine checkups or more serious medical care, you can be sure they’re in great hands at Lakeside Animal Hospital.
Services We Offer:
- Dental Care
- Emergency Care
- Spay & Neuter
- Wellness Exams
Meet Dr. Colleen Elligott, DVM
Dr. Elligott graduated from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. with a B.S. in Foreign Service in 1993. Following graduation, and for the next 5 years, she worked for US Assist Inc. researching and coordinating international emergency medical services ranging from care referrals to full organization of international air ambulance evacuations. She completed her science pre-requisites for application to veterinary school at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, while working as a veterinary technician assistant for Alexandria Veterinary Emergency Service in Alexandria, Virginia. Dr. Elligott attended veterinary school at The Ohio State University, where she was active in the student veterinary emergency and critical care society and the student AVMA.
Dr. Elligott graduated from veterinary school in 2005. She then completed a year-long internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Florida Veterinary Specialists, now Blue Pearl, in Tampa, followed by an additional year of training in ophthalmology at The Ohio State University. She practiced emergency medicine at Blue Pearl from 2007 through 2011, and has been in family practice since. Prior to joining Lakeside Animal Hospital in May, 2014, she had the opportunity to work alongside a boarded-dermatologist. This extra exposure to dermatology has been very useful in managing challenging skin conditions.
Dr. Elligott maintains an active interest in all aspects of veterinary care, especially emergency and internal medicine, ophthalmology and dermatology. In daily practice, she particularly focuses on preventative care, especially emphasizing the importance of nutrition, weight management, and preventative dentistry as a means of ensuring optimum health and longevity. She also has an interest in arthritis care and pain management through nutritional and exercise intervention. Dr. Elligott is also fluent in Spanish and is happy to serve families in their native language. She and her son share their home with a cat, an English Pointer, a Chihuahua, a Catahoula, and two cockatiels. In her free time, she enjoys reading, running, indoor rowing and dragon boat paddling. Dr. Elligott looks forward to exceeding your expectations and providing superb care for you and your family.