Ophthalmology Services

Our services are available to patients referred by veterinarians in private practice. To schedule an appointment for your animal, please call our small animal reception staff at 765-494-1107 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 after-hours emergencies, please call the closest veterinary emergency center or call our emergency service at 765-496-7911.  

Service hours

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

Monday through Friday for daytime referral emergencies through the appointment desk.

Click here to learn more about the Ophthalmology ServiceTo learn more about the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ACVO), click here.

Our Staff



  • Beth Kimmitt, DVM
  • Elena Rodriguez, DVM


  • Cassandra Cords, RVT
  • Pam Kirby RVT

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
  • Cryosurgery
  • Cyclophotocoagulation
  • Distichia Hair Removal
  • Electroretinography
  • Entropion/Ectropion Repair
  • Evisceration and Prosthesis
  • 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

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

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