Ophthalmology

Eye Care for Animals

About the Practice

The Eye Care for Animals group is dedicated to providing the finest in veterinary ophthalmology services for dogs, cats, birds, pocket pets and horses. Our staff of board-certified ophthalmologists and clinical specialists provide the highest level of care, education, and understanding to you, your pet, and our referring veterinarians.

The scope and depth of our expertise is demonstrated by a growing roster of more than twenty-five Diplomates of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists and a host of doctors and ophthalmology residents pursuing board certification. Our practices are conveniently located in Arizona, California, Illinois, Kansas, Maryland, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio, Texas, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin. Our combined resources treat more than 25,000 patients a year. Locally, we provide consultation and medical services to wildlife rehabilitation groups, sanctuaries and zoos.

An Overview Of Our Ophthalmic Services Include:

  • Complete ophthalmic examination
  • Diagnostic evaluation
  • Treatment planning
  • Full range of surgery capabilities including eyelid, corneal microsurgery and lens/cataract
  • Canine genetic screening (CERF) eye examinations
  • 24-hour emergency services
  • Medical and/or surgical treatment for:
    • Entropion
    • ‘Cherry eye’
    • Tumors
    • Corneal ulcers
    • Blindness
    • Retinal disease
    • Glaucoma
    • Uveitis
    • Cataracts
    • Dry eye

Patient Care And Comfort

At Eye Care for Animals, our practice is designed with each patient’s care and comfort in mind. Patient safety is of utmost importance, and therefore each surgical suite is equipped with advanced monitoring systems to ensure patients will have a safe anesthetic episode.

Monitoring systems and equipment include:

  • Closed circuit gas anesthetic machines
  • Electrocardiography to monitor heart rate and pulse
  • Blood pressure monitors
  • Ventilation systems and monitors
  • Carbon dioxide monitors to ensure the patient is breathing well
  • Pulse oximetry to monitor each patient’s blood oxygen levels

Diagnostic equipment includes:

  • Slit-lamp biomicroscopy
  • Direct and indirect ophthalmoscopy
  • Gonioscopy
  • Electroretinography
  • Ocular ultrasound
  • Tonometry

Our equipment also includes operating microscopes to allow intraoperative magnification, phacoemulsification units for the removal of cataracts and various cryosurgical units for the treatment of glaucoma, eyelid abnormalities, and tumors. We also feature diode laser equipment for the treatment of glaucoma and retinal detachment.

Meet our Specialists

Micki Armour, VMD DACVO
Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists

Michelle Samuel, VMD
Associate Veterinarian