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Dr. Robert Gilmore was born to an Air Force family, and has lived in various parts of the country as a child. He lived in Tachikawa, Japan for 5 years. The family moved to Boise in 1970.
Dr. Gilmore graduated from Capital High School in Boise in 1974. He attended the University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho, where he received a B.S. degree in Bacteriology in 1977 and a M.S. degree in Veterinary Science in 1978. He completed his M.S. degree while in his first year of veterinary school. He graduated from Washington State University in 1982 as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.
Following graduation from veterinary school, Dr. Gilmore practiced in Gresham, Oregon. He moved to Merced, California and married Dr. Mary Fowler in 1983. During the three years he practiced companion animal medicine in California, Dr. Gilmore was the primary veterinarian for the San Joaquin Raptor Rescue Center. Dr. Gilmore provided free medical care and surgery for numerous owls and hawks during this time. He was given an honorary lifetime membership in the Raptor Rescue Center when left California. Dr. Gilmore returned home to Boise and established the Eastgate Pet Clinic in 1986. Drs. Gilmore and Fowler have two grown children, Jonah and Amaris.
Dr. Gilmore is the current Sensei of the Boise branch of the International Karate League. The IKL teaches a modified Shorin-ryu style karate. He can be found working out with the Boise dojo 3 nights per week. Anyone wishing to learn traditional karate is invited to contact Dr. Gilmore.
Dr. Gilmore’s hobby is collecting antique Japanese swords. He has been actively collecting for over 20 years. He has accumulated a reference library of over 100 books on Japanese swords, many of them written in Japanese. His collection of Japanese swords and spears currently span the 16th to 20th centuries. Dr. Gilmore also occasionally acquires antique European or American swords, but his references are somewhat limited at only 12 volumes. He has recently taken an interest in Bronze Age weapons, and has found that having his own X-ray machine has been invaluable in identifying fakes.
Anyone who has a Japanese sword that they might wish to sell or have “vetted” is encouraged to contact Dr. Gilmore at the office. He is always happy to look at a sword and give advice on care and maintenance.
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Dr. Mary Fowler grew up in Ceres, California in the heart of peach ranching country. She attended Modesto Junior College before transferring to California State Polytechnic
University at Pomona, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science. She did 2 years of post-graduate research at the University of Idaho in reproductive endocrinology before attending the University of California at Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine. There she received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1982. She started her veterinary career at the Crows Landing Road Veterinary Clinic in Modesto, California, where she had previously worked as a technician. She practiced companion animal medicine in Modesto for many years before moving to Boise.
Dr. Fowler has practiced at the Idaho Humane Society veterinary clinic since March, 1990. She helps train Veterinary Technicians at Brown Mackie College. She also practices, on occasion, at the Eastgate Pet Clinic, which she co-owns with her husband Dr. Robert Gilmore. She has done relief work at various other Boise valley clinics over the years. The doctor’s have two grown children, 1 dog, 3 cats and occasional other pets to keep them busy.
Dr. Cieszynski was born and raised in Wisconsin. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls and a Master’s of Science from the University of Tennessee- Knoxville. He obtained his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Iowa State University- Ames, Iowa.
After graduation, he was employed in mixed practice in Northern Wisconsin for 6 years. In 1991 he joined the United States Air Force and served until October of 1994. He has been with Eastgate Pet Clinic since the summer of 1995.
Dr. C actively enjoys the outdoors. He has participated many times in the Blooms Day Run in Spokane, Washington, and the Robie Creek Run in Boise. He enjoys camping, hiking, and collecting edible wild mushrooms. Dr. C also enjoys the Hawaiian Islands, and manages to go most years.
I moved here from Kansas City in 2008, trying to find an efficient veterinarian. Dr. Gilmore is awesome!! He can look at your pet & diagnose them. My pets are my babies and I totally trust him. The prices are the best in Boise!! Thank you so much!!