Dr. Elaine Gilleece

Elaine Gilleece, DVM

Elaine Gilleece, DVM


Dr. Gilleece was born and raised in the Roslindale/West Roxbury area of Boston. She completed her undergraduate studies at Simmons College in Boston with a degree in Biology. After graduation, she worked as a Microbiology technician in research at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. The research focused on antimicrobial resistance in bacteria and hospital-acquired infections. She was a coauthor on numerous research papers. She then went to Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine to obtain her doctor of veterinary medicine degree.

Dr. Gilleece comes to Dedham Veterinary Associates after practicing as an associate veterinarian at two other busy small animal practices in Natick and then in Dedham.


  • DVM, Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine 1986
  • BS in biology, Simmons College

Areas of Special Interest:

  • Medicine—Working up challenging cases and geriatric cases
  • Surgery—Years of soft tissue experience including spays, neuters, cystotomies, removal of masses and laceration repairs
  • Dentistry

Dr. Gilleece lives in Dedham with her husband. Her pets include Princess, a Chihuahua mix adopted from the ARL in Dedham and Annie, a cat who was a former stray. When not working at the clinic she enjoys gardening, reading, working out at the gym, cross-country skiing and spending time at the Cape and in Maine. She also does volunteer work with the ARL Trap, Neuter, Release Program.