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At Your Service: Ophthalmology

The Veterinary Comparative Ophthalmology Service at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine is staffed by 7 committed and caring individuals.  Attending clinicians include 2 diplomates of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmology (ACVO)–both highly skilled and board-certified opthalmologists with multi-species competence. Our two residents are participants in the three-year Veterinary and Comparative Ophthalmology residency program, one of the most highly sought-after programs in country.

Members of the Ophthalmology service lead clinical trials and speak both nationally and internationally to help advance the techniques available to patients in the discipline.  Most importantly, the service leverages its training and cutting-edge technology to provide patients with compassionate and practical care designed to meet individual patient needs.

Attending faculty clinicians Dr. Christopher Pirie (left) and Dr. Stefano Pizzirani (right) share special interest in both cataract and corneal surgery.  Dr. Pirie is also interested in optics and has a patent pending on a camera adaptor he recently developed. Dr. Pizzirani’s research interest is the pathophysiology of glaucoma in dogs.

Dr. Stephanie Pumphrey and Dr. Antony Alario  are 3rd and 1st year residents, respectively.

The service team is completed by two efficient and dedicated technicians, Tracy Elmes and Nicole Manning (right).

Ellen Baker is the service liaison responsible for appointment scheduling. She can be contacted at (508)887-4696.

While many of our patients are dogs, cats and horses, we commonly treat birds, rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs, chinchillas, small rodents, special small, reptiles and amphibians.

The Ophthalmology service provides 24/7 emergency services as well as pre-scheduled appointments at the Tufts Foster Hospital for Small Animals and the Hospital for Large Animals, both located on the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine’s Grafton Campus.