To improve and preserve animal vision and quality of life by providing the highest quality, comprehensive, and compassionate ophthalmic care.
What is a Veterinary Ophthalmologist?
A veterinary ophthalmologist is an individual who has completed four years of veterinary s 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.
Michael H. Brown, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVO
Dr. Brown received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Kansas State University in 1992 and then performed a small animal internship at the Animal Medical Center in New York City. After returning to Kansas State University for a comparative ophthalmology residency, he received a Master of Science degree for his biochemical study of animal tears.
Dr. Brown became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists in 1996, when he started the ophthalmology practice at the Veterinary Referral Centre in Little Falls, NJ.
Dr. Brown’s special interests include diseases of the cornea, corneal surgery, intraocular surgery, diseases of the retina, ophthalmic photography and the role of oxidative stress and nutrition on diseases of the eye. He has written numerous scientific papers and is a noted national lecturer throughout the country, providing veterinary ophthalmology continuing education for veterinarians and technicians.
Dr. Brown consults closely with research organizations to help improve ocular health and vision in animals and people.