Dr. William Geiler stands outside his clinic

Dr. William Geiler

Starting with a goldfish that he named Bubbles, Dr. Geiler has had pets his entire life. Warm-blooded pets began with a mouse named Winky, followed by guinea pigs, rabbits and birds, as well as tropical fish. A degree in biology and chemistry and a love for nature lead him to pursue a career in the environmental sciences.

He worked as a veterinary assistant at an emergency veterinary clinic in northern New Jersey to get more experience with animals while researching prospective graduate programs. Intrigued by the science and process of medicine and how it could be applied to animals, he changed career directions from pursuing a Masters/PhD in biology to applying to enrolling in the veterinary program at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine in Philadelphia, graduating in 1993.

Dr. Geiler gained experience working in emergency clinics in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Ontario, Canada before moving to central Florida in 1999. He worked in general veterinary practice in Orlando and Winter Garden prior to opening the Eastside Veterinary Hospital in 2002. He, his wife Cindy and various dogs, cats, birds and reptiles live in Clermont.

He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Florida Veterinary Medical Association, the Association of Avian Veterinarians, The Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians, the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society and the Small Mammal Veterinary Association. In his spare time, Dr. Geiler enjoys woodworking, restoring old cars, and nature photography when he and Cindy are not exploring new places together.