ophthalmology

Ophthalmology

Our Ophthalmology Service offers the most advanced diagnostic and treatment practices in New England for eye diseases and injuries in small animals and exotic pets.

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At the Foster Hospital for Small Animals' Ophthalmology Service, the health of your pet's eyes is our concern. Whether your pet comes in for a consultation or on an emergency basis, we offer the most advanced diagnostic and treatment practices in New England for eye diseases and injuries in small animals and exotic pets.

Overseen by board-certified faculty, the Ophthalmology Service provides medical and surgical advice combined with optimal management for injuries and diseases of the eye. Diagnosing and treating eye disorders involves both simple and more advanced methods. Our Ophthalmology Service offers you and your veterinarian a full range of diagnostic and surgical services, from routine eye exams to specialized surgery, ranging from laceration repair to corneal grafting to cataract removal and more.

At the Foster Hospital Ophthalmology Service, you will get clear and complete explanations of your pet's eye problem and the appropriate treatment.

Advanced Techniques

Advanced Techniques

  • Digital imaging of both the front and back segments of the globe
  • Fluorescein angiography
  • Low resolution and high resolution ultrasound
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Recent Articles

  • 30 Years on and Going Strong
    The CVT in Ophthalmology has seen it all. Over the course of three decades in veterinary medicine Tracey Elmes has had a varied and rewarding career, and, she shows no signs of slowing down. ... read more
  • Sight Savers
    Tabby undergoes corneal graft surgery on both eyes ... read more
  • Lola’s story
    Anyone familiar with the popular television show House has seen the twists and turns that a medical condition can take but for the Dutkiewicz family, the drama was real life ... read more
  • At Your Service: Ophthalmology
    Sometimes it’s a miniscule piece of foreign material or the abnormal growth of eyelashes that can be or become problematic for an animal. Other times it’s something more serious. You don’t want to gamble with your pet’s eyesight and should always seek the advice of a professional for what may ... read more
  • Routine Eye Care for Your Pets
    As a pet owner, it’s important that you establish an eye care routine to include the following: Conduct Routine Visual Inspection Set aside a particular time weekly to examine your pet’s eyes. Do so in the best of light. Healthy eyes should look clear, shiny and moist, and the area around ... read more

Our doctors

  • Stacey Halse

    Stacey Halse
    (Resident)
    Ophthalmology

  • Alexander LoPinto

    Alexander LoPinto
    (Resident)
    Ophthalmology

  • Christopher Pirie

    Christopher Pirie
    Ophthalmology

  • Stefano Pizzirani

    Stefano Pizzirani
    Ophthalmology