Ophthalmology Services

Ophthalmology Service you Can Trust

The ophthalmology service at Purdue sees both small and large animal patients. To schedule an appointment for a small animal, please call 765-494-1107To schedule an appointment for your large animal, please call our large animal reception staff at 765-494-8548. Out-patients should expect the visit to take 1.5-3 hours.

Small animal appointments: Monday, Tuesday morning, Thursday afternoon, and Fridays (rechecks only).

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

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To learn more about the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ACVO), click here.

Conditions Treated and Procedures Offered

Common Conditions Treated

  • Cataracts
  • Corneal Ulcers
  • Equine Recurrent Uveitis
  • Feline Herpes Virus
  • Glaucoma
  • Ocular Tumors

Common Procedures Offered

  • Cherry Eye Repair
  • Conjunctival Flap for Deep Ulcers
  • Corneal grafting and transplantation techniques.
  • Cryosurgery
  • Cyclophotocoagulation
  • Distichia Hair Removal
  • Electro-retinography, slit lamp biomicroscopy, tonometry and ocular ultrasonography
  • Entropion/Ectropion Repair
  • Evisceration and Prosthesis
  • Intra-ocular sustained delivery drug device implantation for the management of recurrent uveitis
  • Laser surgery for the management of glaucoma. 
  • Ocular oncology
  • Orbital prosthetic placement post enucleation
  • Phacoemulsification
  • Retinopexy
  • Ultrasound

Special Equipment/Technology

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

Current Clinical Research Interests

  • Canine Dry Eye
  • Cataract Surgery Outcome
  • Feline Herpes Virus
  • Golden Retriever Pigmentary Uveitis
  • Uveitis
  • Equine Recccurent Uveitis
  • Equine Recurrent Uveitis
  • Equine Cataract Surgery
  • Equine Glaucoma

Our Staff

Clinicians

Residents

  • Beth Kimmitt, DVM
  • Elena Rodriguez, DVM

Technicians

  • Cassandra Cords, RVT
  • Pam Kirby RVT

Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine, 625 Harrison Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907, (765) 494-7607

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