Christine Gavett, O.D.
Dr. Gavett hails from New Jersey, moving to the St. Louis area in 1976. She received her license as an LPN from St. Mary’s School of Practical Nursing in Clayton, Missouri, in 1978.
She practiced in psychiatric, geriatric, and critical care settings until she completed both her Bachelor of Science in Biology and Doctor of Optometry at UM – St. Louis in 1991. She has practiced in a variety of settings as an optometrist, including private practice, commercial settings, and within the Department of Corrections until she returned to UMSL College of Optometry in 2008.
Her areas of expertise include electronic health records, primary care optometry procedures, CPR certification, and interprofessional education and collaborative practice (IPECP) experiences between nursing and optometry students. She is a member of the National Optometric Association (NOA) and the student advisor for NOSA (local student chapter of NOA) .
Dr. Christine Gavett
College of Optometry
University of Missouri-St. Louis
One University Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63121
Telephone: (314) 516-5949 Fax: (314) 516-5150