We are offering in person appointments as well as curb-side appointments, which ever you are most comfortable with. Please call when you arrive for your appointment if you prefer curb-side, and a technician will come out to get your pet. We have increased all cleaning and disinfecting protocols to keep everyone safe. Please stay at home and reschedule your pet’s appointment if you are sick.
Welcome To Animal Eye Specialty Center
The Offices of Dr. Robert D. Larocca, DVM, Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologist
And Dr. Melissa Lively, DVM, Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologist
What is a Veterinary Ophthalmologist?
A veterinary ophthalmologist is a veterinary specialist that diagnosis and treats diseases of the eyes of animals. To become a veterinary ophthalmologist an individual has to acquire a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree and then pursues further training that usually involves a 1 year internship program followed by a 3-year ophthalmology residency program in an ACVO approved residency program. Following successful completion of the residency, the prospective ophthalmologist must complete a rigorous credentialing process and 3-day comprehensive examination. Following successful completion of this credentialing and examination process the candidate becomes a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists and is a board certified ophthalmologist. Only Board certified ophthalmologists can claim that they are specialists in veterinary ophthalmology.