Specialties Ophthalmology

Veterinary Ophthalmologist for Dogs & Cats

Your pet’s primary veterinarian examines their eyes during yearly exams. But just like in human medicine, there are conditions that may require a consultation with an ophthalmologist. Veterinary ophthalmologists undergo three to four years of additional training focused on understanding and treating eye conditions and are certified by the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists.

Why Choose MedVet Ophthalmology

Our ophthalmology team, many of whom are board certified, are dedicated to ensuring that each patient receives the most comprehensive and advanced care possible. We work with other specialties when conditions affect multiple body systems to provide a care plan best suited for your pet’s individual needs. We also partner with your family veterinarian to ensure your pet receives the best, individualized treatment.  

In our state-of-the-art facilities, your pet receives the most advanced therapies and procedures available from a team who is consistently at the forefront of veterinary ophthalmology care, research, and technology. This experience and expertise make us a preferred partner for many family veterinarians. 

What to Expect During an Ophthalmology Consultation

When you schedule your appointment, our team will share information on how to prepare for your visit, which may include things like making sure your pet has not eaten (if fasting is required) or bringing a list of their medications. 

During your pet’s consultation, our ophthalmology team will review your pet’s medical records from your family veterinarian and discuss your pet’s lifestyle and health history with you. We will perform a comprehensive eye exam on your pet by checking their tear production, measuring eye pressure, and thoroughly examining their eyelids, cornea, lens, retina, and optic nerve. 

Based on our findings, your pet may need additional advanced testing. We will discuss your pet’s diagnosis and treatment plan with you and answer any questions you may have. Our team partners with your family veterinarian to provide the best treatment options for your pet. 

Ophthalmology: Commonly Treated Conditions

  • Conjunctivitis
  • Dermoids
  • Tumors

  • Deep/infected ulcers
  • Dermoids
  • Endothelial degeneration
  • Eosinophilic keratitis
  • Foreign bodies
  • Immune-mediated disease
  • Indolent ulcers
  • Sequestra
  • Trauma

  • Immune-mediated disease
  • Tumors

  • Blepharitis
  • Caruncular trichiasis
  • Chalzations
  • Dermoids
  • Distichia
  • Ectopic cilia
  • Ectropion
  • Entropion
  • Eyelid agenesis
  • Tumors

  • Primary
  • Secondary

  • Dry Eyes

  • Age-Related cataracts
  • Diabetic cataracts
  • Inherited cataracts
  • Lens luxation

  • Retrobulbar abscess/cellulitis
  • Retrobulbar tumor
  • Trauma

  • Hypertensive retinopathy
  • Progressive retinal atrophy
  • Retinal detachments
  • Retinal tears
  • Sudden acquired retinal Degeneration syndrome

  • Prolapsed gland/cherry eye
  • Tumors

  • Immune-mediated disease
  • Infectious disease
  • Neoplasia
  • Trauma

Not all services are available in every hospital. Contact your local MedVet for services for that location.