Veterinary Ophthalmologists deal specifically with diseases of the eye and abnormalities of vision in all animal species except for human primates!
Animal Eye Services is equipped to perform sophisticated state-of-the-art diagnostic procedures including ultrasonography and electroretinography.
Examination of pure breed dogs for hereditary eye disease
Animal Eye Services provides eye certification for purebred dogs.
Education for vets
In association with Veterinary Specialist Services and Animal Emergency Services, Animal Eye Services provides regular seminars to general practice veterinarians on diagnosis and treatment of common eye diseases.
We are equipped to perform a comprehensive range of surgical procedures such as:
Eyelid, corneal, conjunctival, cataract, laser, cryosurgery and cosmetic globe replacement.
Extramural veterinary student education
We frequently take veterinary students on extramural practical rotations and have delivered lectures and practical sessions to veterinary students & practitioners in ophthalmology.
Animal Eye Services was founded in collaboration between Drs Richard Smith and Mike Bernays in 1999. Richard (now retired) and Mike subsequently trained numerous residents who successfully went on to attain specialist registration. AES’ veterinary team now consists of Drs Mike Bernays, James White, Kaila Leidreiter & Tom Donnelley-Newton.
What is Ophthalmology?
Veterinary Ophthalmologists (VOs) deal specifically with diseases of the eye and abnormalities of vision in all animal species except for human primates!
VOs must start off as fully qualified veterinarians. Specialist qualification requires many additional years of rigorous training, research and examination before finally becoming a Fellow/Diplomate. The entire process of becoming a specialist takes almost a decade. VOs dedicate their life’s work to caring for eyes.
Animal Eye Services conducts an exclusively ophthalmology only practice - that is, our practice does not consult in anything else other than diseases of the eye. We can not and will not perform other procedures which would normally be done by general practice veterinarians or specialists in other disciplines whilst your pet is in our care.