Gwendolen Reyes-Illg

Gwendolen Reyes-Illg has a passion for animal welfare. In high school, she saw that veterinary medicine would allow her a concrete way to help and advocate for animals, while also engaging her love of science. Her interest has expanded to veterinary medical ethics, especially the ways in which the veterinary industry intersects with animal ethics and social justice.  

Dr. Reyes-Illg joined the staff at DoveLewis in 2018, where she also strives to minimize patient stress and create a positive environment during treament.


Serving the underserved

"I enjoy being able to serve families from all walks of life and patients across the animal kingdom. The team at DoveLewis truly cares, both about providing state-of-the-art animal medicine and about making emergency veterinary care as accessible to those traditionally underserved by our profession."

Professional interests
  • Veterinary ethics
  • Animal behavior
  • Emergency medicine

  • University of Florida – Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine
  • Colorado State University – Philosophy, M.A.
  • University of Florida – Zoology, B.S. 
  • Two mixed breed dogs - Henry and Cooper