A veterinary ophthalmologist is a veterinarian who has undergone an intensive training program over many years and passed an exhaustive set of written, practical and oral exams in order to be granted specialist status.
All Eye Clinic for Animals ophthalmologists trained under either the auspices of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ACVO) or the European College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ECVO), which are regarded as the best training programs in the world.
There are only around 220 Board-certified veterinary ophthalmologists in the world.
While your veterinarian is trained to deal with many eye problems, there are some that require more specialist treatments. Just like a human ophthalmologist has more specialty knowledge than an optometrist, a veterinary ophthalmologist specialises in conditions of animal eyes, and is therefore more qualified and experienced to treat the more complex animal eye diseases and conditions.
Our veterinary eye specialists can provide routine eye examinations as well as diagnosis of eye conditions, and perform simple and complex surgery on your pet.
An eye examination usually involves the use of sophisticated equipment and generally takes between 10 to 30 minutes. Other diagnostic tests may need to be performed as well.
Usually, examinations are performed without sedation or too much restraint. However, if your pet is anxious or potentially aggressive, we may need to use sedation or a muzzle.
We consult and perform surgeries from both of our Sydney locations in Artarmon and Yagoona. We also consult on our trips to Newcastle, the South Coast, Central Highlands and Bathurst. We also service the ACT as much as possible.
Consultations are by appointment only.
We request you please try to arrive 5 minutes prior to your appointment as there are usually clerical details which need to be obtained prior to your consultation.
All fees are payable at the time of consultation, or in the case of surgery at the time of discharge from the hospital. We accept payments by Direct Deposit (EFT), Debit card, Mastercard or Visa (we do not accept American Express). We do accept payments by cash but do not carry a float with any change.
After your consultation we send your local vet a report of our findings and treatment recommendations. If you require further information you can contact one of our specialists by phone. It may not be possible to speak directly to them as they are often in consultations or in surgery, however our ophthalmology nurses or administration team may be able to assist you.
We will always try and return your calls within 24 hours. If you think the problem is urgent please advise our staff.
You can book online with ECA. Register your details (if you’re an existing client, use the details you currently have registered on our system, surname, animal name).
Once you are all set up you can book in to see one of our Ophthalmology specialists! Please click the button below to complete your booking with us.