Molly Ann Willett, DVM
Dr. Willett was born in Hastings, Nebraska as a Cornhusker. GO BIG RED. When she was 3 years old, she told her parents she wanted to be an elephant, so she could live with the animals. As she got older, she decided that a veterinarian was a good second choice. But being an elephant would be cool right?
Dr. Willett pursued her bachelor’s degree in biology at a private college in Nebraska, and then sought her DVM through Iowa State University, College of Veterinary Medicine. She graduated in 2012 and moved to the Florida Keys to practice at an AAHA double certified, fast paced 24-hour Emergency and General Practice Hospital. This is where she honed her skills for all species of animals. She has worked on companion animals such as dogs and cats, small and furry such as ferrets and rabbits, full of feathers with all sizes of birds, and scaly and slithery such as bearded dragon and snakes. She also donated her time performing surgeries on injured/debilitated sea turtles at a local Sea Turtle Rescue.
Dr. Willett has extensive knowledge in all forms of veterinary medicine and all species of pets. She is affluent in internal medicine cases such as kidney, liver and thyroid disease as well as diabetes, Cushing’s and other diseases. She has a vast knowledge of husbandry for all animals including birds, reptiles, small mammals and companion animals. She also enjoys soft tissue surgery including everything from normal spays and neuters, to large mass removals and abdominal surgeries. She understands the importance of routine dental cleanings and dental work to improve the overall quality of life of her patients. She strives to promote the human animal bond and keep the animals healthy and happy.
Dr. Willett enjoys outdoor activities such as tennis, hiking, fishing, diving, kayaking and all other water activities. She also enjoys spending time with her many animals as she boasts a zoo of her own. These include a Border Collie mix named Bentley and a Boxer mix named Red, 3 cats who respond to Olive Oyl, Gizmo and Lake, 2 snakes Pete and Lily who love to cuddle, 3 leopard geckos D’Artagnan, Aramis and Athos. Dr. Willett has also dealt with loss as well of 2 elderly cats TJ and Sissy, and 2 elderly chameleons Kuppa and Remington, a snake Lazarus, and 2 of her rats Mario and Luigi. She has also recently adopted 6 ducks who are enjoying their life living in her pond with the fish and turtles. Though she is close to her dream of living with the animals, she is lucky to also share her home with a two-legged companion who answers to Jim, and two tiny little tots named Charlotte and Evelyn.