What is a Veterinary Ophthalmologist?

A veterinary ophthalmologist is an individual who has completed four years of veterinary school, at least one year of internship, a three year accredited residency in ophthalmology, and has successfully passed the exhaustive written and practical examinations administered by the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists. Following this, the individual becomes board-certified in ophthalmology and gains the title, Diplomate. This rigorous training program prepares the individual to be an expert in both the medical and surgical treatment of ophthalmic diseases of animals.