Your general veterinarian may refer you to our office for an ocular issue affecting your companion animal. A board certified veterinary ophthalmologist has completed a substantial amount of additional training beyond the four years required to obtain a degree in Veterinary Medicine. This extra training prepares a Veterinary Ophthalmologist in identifying and treating diseases and conditions affecting all structures and aspects of the eye.
This unique specialty traverses both medical management and surgical intervention when mandated. The unique specialist traverse both medical management and surgical intervention when mandated. Dr. Dugan, Dr. Best Hall, and Dr. Smith are only three of several hundred board certified veterinary ophthalmologists in the country. Currently, veterinary ophthalmology is one of 22 specialty organizations recognized by the American Veterinary Medical Assocation (AVMA).
American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists: What is Veterinary Ophthalmology?