WHEN DOES YOUR PET NEED A VETERINARY OPHTHALMOLOGIST?
Your family veterinarian is the best person to decide if your pet needs further examination by a specialist. Referral indicates your veterinarian’s proficiency in identifying conditions which may benefit from specialized diagnosis and treatment.
The first visit involves a comprehensive ophthalmic examination and usually takes 30 minutes, but can be longer if additional procedures are required. If surgery is indicated, an estimate of the costs associated with the surgery will be provided.
Purebred dogs can be screened for inherited eye disease by a board certified veterinary ophthalmologist. Registration and certification is available through OFA.
FOLLOW UP CARE
Communication between your veterinarian and the ophthalmologist is essential. After your pet’s initial
visit, and following any future exams, procedures or surgeries, your veterinarian will be provided with updated referral reports concerning your pet’s condition.
The fees for service provided are usual and customary for the type of specialty service offered.
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Monday - Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
- Patient drop-off and pick-up available outside of normal business hours through our 24/7 ER Service
- Please bring all previous and current medications
- Emergency Services available
- It is very important that your pet not be fed on the day of appointment if surgery is anticipated.