At CVS, we believe that vision is a precious gift that we are passionate about improving and protecting for your pet. Our dedicated and highly specialized ophthalmologists are experienced in microsurgical techniques, laser therapy, cryo therapy, dry eye disorders and retinal diseases. We have a special interest in glaucoma surgery, cataract surgery, and corneal disease.
Detection and Options
While we specialize in more serious conditions and diseases of the eye, we also work with pet parents to ensure the long-term health of their pets’ vision via regular annual checkups. The eyes are not only the window to the soul but also to the body, and examining them can allow us to detect certain diseases or conditions in pets such as hypertension as well as systemic changes in their overall wellbeing.
No matter what eye health concern you have for your pet, our ophthalmologists can offer several different options, including needed surgery, and treatments. You are not alone, and our team is here to help your furry family members have a long-term quality of life and care. We want to relieve as much stress as possible for our patients and their owners. We are sometimes even available after hours for consultation and help with administering frequently needed eye drops, for example. We know it can be scary for people who think their pet is going blind, and we are here to help comfort and educate you about how to take care of your pet’s vision best.
For those pets who need advanced care or surgery, we use the latest innovations in the field, including a state-of-the-art cataract machine, laser retinopexy, a leading edge operating microscope, and other vision-saving techniques, such as endo laser glaucoma surgery, brow lifts, and eyelid surgery. Our ophthalmologists also leverage alternative treatments and therapies that cause less discomfort and shorter recovery times for your pet, as well as new and improved medicines.
We are focused on high-quality ophthalmology with an emphasis on preserving vision and quality of life, as well as pain control. We treat our patients like they are our own, and we are passionate about providing the very best personalized care to help your pets continue to do the things they enjoy, such as running on the beach or chasing a tennis ball. Our highly collaborative team strives to create value for our clients and patients by providing the highest quality and compassionate care.
What is a Veterinary Specialist?
A primary care veterinarian treats a broad variety of animals and conditions. Veterinary specialists, however, must complete an internship, a two to four-year specialized residency, publish a paper in a peer-reviewed journal, in addition to receiving their veterinary degree. Specialists must also undergo a series of rigorous examinations based on knowledge and skill in the given specialty.
It’s very rewarding to help dogs see again. For example, with cataract surgery, they see right away and they act like young dogs again. It’s very moving…. I equate ophthalmology to pediatrics – you have to really be in tune with the dogs and try to be their voice for them.