Ophthalmology

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About the Service

Dog getting eye exam

The Ophthalmology Service provides comprehensive ophthalmic care to canine, feline, equine and exotic species. The service provides a full range of diagnostics, microsurgical techniques and therapeutic options for the treatment of ophthalmic disease.

What We Do

The Ophthalmology Service treats a variety of eye disorders, including, but not limited to: diseases of the ocular surface (corneal ulcers, dry eye), cataracts removal, inflammation of the eye, glaucoma, tumors, retinal diseases and eyelids abnormalities.

Dr. Boveland examing a dog

The Ophthalmology Service also performs breed eye certification for purebred dogs. The Ophthalmology Service has the benefit of access to state-of-the-art equipment for use in veterinary patients, including laser, phacoemulsification, electroretinogram (ERG), ocular ultrasounds, and high-resolution ocular ultrasound.

Who We Are

The Ophthalmology Service is supported by three ophthalmology faculty members,  two ophthalmology residents, and a technician.

Faculty/Specialists

Shannon D. Boveland, DVM, Diplomate, ACVO

Richard McMullen, DVM, DACVO, DECVO

Philip Anthony Moore DVM, DACVO

Residents

Alessandra Keenan, DVM

Dr. Keenan received her DVM from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 2015. She completed a small animal rotating internship at the Purdue University Veterinary Teaching Hospital and then an ophthalmology internship at Animal Eye Guys in South Miami, Florida.

Ethan Hefner, DVM

Dr. Hefner received his DVM from North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2016. He completed his rotating internship at Littleton Equine Medical Center in Littleton, Colorado.

Dr. Hefner received his DVM from North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2016. He completed his rotating internship at Littleton Equine Medical Center in Littleton, Colorado.

Lauren Charnock, DVM

Dr. Charnock is originally from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. She received her DVM from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan in 2017 and completed a small animal rotating internship at the Atlantic Veterinary College at the University of Prince Edward Island.

Veterinary Support Staff

Stephanie Mitchell, LVT