About Animal Eye Specialty Center

Our Facility and Staff

  • Dr. Robert D. Larocca, DVM, DACVO
  • Dr. Melissa Lively, DVM, Practice Limited to Ophthalmology
  • Office Manager: TJ Larocca
  • Head Technician: Jane
  • Technicians: Jennifer, Brittany, Ashley and Melissa

Dr. Larocca

Dr. Larocca received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. and then attended and received a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree (DVM) from the University of Florida. After completing an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the University of Minnesota, Dr. Larocca worked in a small animal practice in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Next he completed a three-year residency in veterinary ophthalmology at Auburn University and became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists and a board certified ophthalmologist.

Animal Eye Specialty Center Dr Larocca

Introducing Dr. Melissa Lively

Starting with AESC August 13th, 2019!

Dr. Melissa Lively received her Bachelor of Science degree in Veterinary Science at the University of Minnesota. Prior to vet school, Dr. Lively worked as a technician for many years with Dr. Larocca. She received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from the University of Minnesota. After completing a one-year rotating medicine and surgical internship at North Carolina State University, Dr. Lively completed a three-year comparative ophthalmology residency, also at NCSU.

Animal Eye Specialty Center Dr Lively