Ophthalmology (Eye Care)
Board-Certified Veterinary Ophthalmologists
Arkansas Veterinary Emergency & Specialists offers pet ophthalmology services to diagnose and treat eye problems in dogs, cats, and horses. Our veterinary ophthalmologists use a cutting-edge approach to your pet’s eye care placing a strong emphasis on the diagnostic portion of our ophthalmology services.
We are pleased to offer our ophthalmology services in Little Rock, AR.
Ophthalmology Services for Pets
Dr. Lackner is a board-certified ophthalmologist who specializes in the treatment of diseases and disorders of the eye. By partnering with your pet’s primary care veterinarian, she will provide the most comprehensive and compassionate eye care possible for your pet.
Common Eye Conditions in Cats, Dogs & Horses
The eye conditions that can potentially affect your pet range from minor to severe. These conditions can lead to discomfort and can affect your pet’s vision. When caught early, treatment can reduce pain and preserve your pet's eyesight.
At Arkansas Veterinary Emergency & Specialists, we can diagnose and treat virtually any eye disease or condition including:
- Scratches / Injuries
- Vision Loss
- Dry Eye
- Eyelid Issues
What training is required to become an Ophthalmologist?
A veterinary ophthalmologist is a veterinarian who specializes exclusively in treating eye disorders in animals.
To achieve board certification, specialists undergo years of training including: a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree from attending 4 years of veterinary medical school; a 1 year internship in surgery and medicine at a large, multi-specialty veterinary hospital; 3 years in a veterinary ophthalmology residency; and completion of the board certification process, administered by the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists.
All board-certified veterinary ophthalmologists are Diplomates of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (DACVOs). This is a specialty organization affiliated with the American Veterinary Medical Association.
Symptoms of Eye Conditions
When a pet is experiencing eye trouble, there are usually clear signs. Common symptoms of eye diseases or disorders for pet owners to look for include:
- Tearing / Tear-Stained Fur
- Eye Rubbing
- Change in Eye Color
- Red or White Eyelid Linings
If your pet is experiencing any of these symptoms, you or your veterinarian can contact us for an appointment with our trained veterinary ophthalmologist. When you need eye care for your pet, we’re here for you.
From Our Clients
"I’ve been to AVES on three separate occasions for my fur babies. I also took my granddaughter and granddog there and I took a friend's cat there. They have always been compassionate and taken care of the fur babies I brought to them. Highly recommend!"