Ophthalmology Services

Our services are available to patients referred by veterinarians in private practice. To schedule an appointment for your animal, please call our large animal reception staff at 765-494-8548 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Out-patients should expect the visit to take 1.5 - 3 hours.

In case of emergency, call the same number and tell the operator that you have an animal emergency. The operator will then provide your information to the clinician on call to return your call.

Service hours

Equine appointments: Mondays, 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. and other times by arrangement

About Our Staff



  • Benjamin Bergstrom, DVM
  • Beth Kimmitt, DVM


  • Cassandra Cords, RVT
  • Pam Kirby RVT

Common Procedures Offered 

  • Cataract surgery and implantation of prosthetic intra-ocular lenses
  • Laser surgery for the management of glaucoma. 
  • Corneal grafting and transplantation techniques.
  • Intra-ocular sustained delivery drug device implantation for the management of recurrent uveitis
  • Ocular oncology
  • Orbital prosthetic placement post enucleation
  • Electro-retinography, slit lamp biomicroscopy, tonometry and ocular ultrasonography

Common Conditions Treated

  • Cataracts
  • Corneal Ulcers
  • Equine Recurrent Uveitis
  • Glaucoma
  • Ocular Tumors

Special Equipment/Technology

  • Electroretinography
  • Phacoemulsification
  • Operating Microscope
  • Ultrasound Diagnostics
  • Carbon Dioxide Laser
  • Diode Laser

Current Clinical Research Interests

  • Cataract surgery outcome
  • Equine Recccurent Uveitis
  • Equine Recurrent Uveitis
  • Equine Cataract Surgery
  • Equine Glaucoma


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