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Covid 19 Ophthalmology for Animals - August 6, 2020

Veterinary care is an essential part of our community and we want to assure you that our hospital is open and will continue to provide services at this time. We also want to work with you and our staff to limit direct contact in order to focus on safety for everyone during this pandemic. Accordingly, we ask that you follow the below steps for the safety of all:

  • Upon arrival at the hospital, please remain in your vehicle and call us.
  • After receipt of the call, we will check you in as soon as possible from outside the hospital.
  • If you are at the hospital to pick up medication, please remain in your car outside the hospital and call the front desk. We will deliver your order to your car as quickly as possible.
  • If you are not feeling well or may be at risk of exposure to coronavirus, please ask a healthy friend or family member to transport your pet to the hospital on your behalf.
  • We will do our best to coordinate your visit from outside the hospital, including providing follow up instructions and taking payments.

Ophthalmology for Animals, Inc., we have various ways to help care for your pets without a trip or call to the hospital.

  1. Home Delivery: medications, including prescriptions and refills, can be ordered by sending us an email or text
  2. Email: your questions, concerns, prescription refills, and pictures. We will do our best to respond in a timely manner.

Our goal is to keep our essential services available to the communities we serve and be there for you and your pets. Thank you for your cooperation and for doing your part in helping to keep pets and people safe, and please don’t hesitate to call with questions.

We anticipate our phone lines will be busier than usual, and therefore, we appreciate your patience!

New Patients FAQ

We are excited to welcome you and your pets as new patients at Ophthalmology For Animals! Below are a few answers to some questions you may have.

Frequently Asked Questions

 

What should you expect at your first appointment?

New patient visits typically take about 40 minutes. This will include an exam as well as baseline testing that can usually be done in the exam room with you sitting comfortably with your pet. Treatment options will be explained as well as estimates if procedures or surgery is required.

What should you bring to your first appointment?

Please bring all of the medications that have been prescribed to your pet for his or her eye issues. In addition, bring the name and contact information for your primary veterinarian.

Payment Information

Payment is required at the time services are rendered or at the time of service whichever makes sense. Payment is accepted by cash, check, MasterCard, Visa, Discover, American Express, and CareCredit.

Payment Plan

CareCredit offers a flexible payment program to pay for services over a period of time. Please follow one of the links below to learn more and easily apply online from home:

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Download New Patient Form

You may download our pdfnew patient form and bring it with you to your appointment, or fill out our online new patient form below.

ECR Exams

An ECR exam screens for hereditary eye diseases and abnormalities in purebred dogs. Results are used by breeders as a guide to produce healthier dogs and by the OFA ECR (Orthopedic Foundation for Animals’ Eye Certification Registry) to track and provide information on trends in eye disease and breed susceptibility.

What is a board certified veterinary ophthalmologist?

Primary veterinary care providers want the best possible care for their patients. To meet the need for advanced eye care, a general practice veterinarian may refer a patient to an ACVO® certified specialist. Ophthalmology specialists provide expertise and equipment needed to diagnose and treat animal eye disease. General practitioners view specialists as an extension of their own practice and a method of providing a level of ocular health care not available in general practice.

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