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Covid 19 Ophthalmology for Animals - June 14, 2021

We are pleased to announce that we will begin taking steps to reopen our offices to allow for face to face visits.

The safety of our clients and employees is our highest priority and we will continue to review all available CAL/OSHA and CDC recommendations as we work towards welcoming you back inside. We ask that you please be patient with us as the rules and regulations can change quickly.

Only Vaccinated people with DVM appointments will be allowed into the building at this time, and you may choose whether or not to enter the building.

In order to keep everyone safe all persons will be required to wear a face mask indoors

Our office can only accommodate one client per pet inside of our office as it will be difficult to maintain the proper distancing at all times. You will be asked to answer some questions prior to coming inside.

Allowing inside visits will periodically impact processes and wait times.

Plexiglas shields will be installed at our front desks and hepa filtration systems will be running throughout the building.

We ask that everyone maintains the social distancing practices and utilize the hand sanitizers at the front door and within the hospital.

Once again Masks will be required inside until further notice.

Medication pickups will still be curbside.

When you arrive for your appointment, you may choose to check in via phone or text.

Please do not enter the building without an escort at any time.

Thank you for your continued patience! We look forward to seeing you soon.

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.