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Ophthalmology

The Ophthalmology department at VRCC uses the most advanced methods to diagnose and treat eye conditions in companion animals.

Improved ocular health results in improved quality of life for pets and their human families. We are dedicated to providing outstanding service to our clients while assuring the very best of care for their pets.

The Ophthalmology team is comprised of compassionate doctors (board-certified ophthalmologists) and certified veterinary technicians. Our board-certified Ophthalmologists have advanced training and years of experience with ophthalmic diagnosis and treatment. While early ocular disease and minor conditions can be managed appropriately in the care of your pet’s primary care veterinarian, more serious conditions like blindness, glaucoma or ocular tumors may need the expertise of a veterinary ophthalmologist. Vision can be restored in some blind patients with cataract surgery by phacoemulsification and intraocular lens implant. Glaucoma and intraocular tumors can be treated with LASER surgery.

Advanced diagnostic testing is available on-site, including magnetic resonance imaging, ultrasonography, electroretinography, and digital radiography. Innovative and cutting edge treatment options are offered for animals with conventional and complex eye disease.

We Are Unique
VRCC Ophthalmology is currently comprised of three board-certified veterinary ophthalmologists, seven certified veterinary technicians and support staff working collaboratively with 8 other specialty practices within the VRCC.  Since our founding in 1994 in Denver we have been guided by the simple principle that:

We treat our patients, clients, referring veterinarians and each other as we would want to be treated.

With our patients in mind, our doctors maintain the highest standards of clinical competency by attending professional meetings and pursuing advanced training in the latest diagnostic, medical and surgical techniques.  Our practice location within the VRCC facilitates collaborations with specialists of other disciplines for complex ophthalmic conditions.  Collaboration with on-site veterinary anesthesiologists enhances the safety of our anesthetized patients.

We believe that veterinary ophthalmology is more than science and technology. 

With our clients in mind, our doctors utilize advanced communication skills acquired in formal training programs.  We understand our clients’ anxiety when a beloved family member has an eye problem.   Our clients frequently express the wish that their own physician would listen as empathically as their dog’s eye doctor.  We are available to our clients by 24-hour pager, extended office hours and satellite locations in Boulder and Basalt.

With our referring veterinarians in mind, we are available for telephone consults and offer frequent continuing education seminars where we share the latest developments in veterinary ophthalmology.

With our staff in mind, we recognize that the best care for others can be provided only after we care for ourselves.  Each member of our team is inspired to help animals and their people.  We celebrate our mutual goal of making a positive difference in the lives of every patient that we see.

Our commitment to these principles has been validated by the Colorado community.  Over the past 18 years, we have examined over 29,000 patients.   We have grown to the largest veterinary ophthalmology practice in Colorado.  More than 2,000 new clients chose VRCC Ophthalmology for care last year.