ANIMAL EYE CENTER
Animal Eye Center has provided this website as a resource to both our customers and to the public. Many of your pet’s eye concerns can be researched within Common Eye Diseases.
Here at the Animal Eye Center we strive to provide the highest quality of medical and surgical eye care for your pet. We also enjoy educating not only our clients but also veterinarians about the further care of the animals and their vision needs. Our goal is to maintain professional and courteous atmosphere with our clients at all times.
Our doctor will perform a complete animal eye care examination on your pet with the assistance of our nurses. This includes examining the eye with a head set, hand lens, panophthalmoscope and slit lamp to aid in magnification of different parts of the eye.
The purpose of the OFA Companion Animal Eye Registry (CAER) is to provide breeders with information regarding canine eye diseases so that they may make informed breeding decisions in an effort to produce healthier dogs.
Both Dr. Steven Roberts & Dr. Kent Burgesser are board certified by the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ACVO). Only Diplomates of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists® may conduct OFA exams. Additional requirements to be a member in good standing of the ACVO include payment of dues and adherence to the ACVO Code of Ethics. To become a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (DACVO) you must meet the following criteria. After a person graduates from college (4 years) and then veterinary school (4 years), he/she usually completes a 1 year internship in small animal medicine and surgery. The person then serves a 3 year residency in ophthalmology at either a veterinary teaching hospital or at a boarded veterinary ophthalmologist's clinic under the supervision of ophthalmologists. Once the residency is completed the board certification process begins, first with a credentials package. If the credentials are accepted by the ABVO Exam Committee, the applicant is allowed to take the examination. The exam is a four-day process consisting of written, practical, and surgical parts. Finally, after passing all of the above criteria, the veterinarian is recognized as a "Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists®" or in short, board certified in veterinary ophthalmology. No one may use this title unless they have successfully completed all of these steps.
The spectrum of animals that we treat and care for at our clinic includes dogs, cats, horses, llamas, cattle, reptiles, ferrets, birds, small mammals and exotic zoo animals. Most all procedures and surgeries are performed on an out-patient basis, thus requiring minimal time in the hospital facility. This allows both the pet and the owner to experience less stress during their time with us.