Ophthalomology / First Visit

This service is available at:
Bulger Veterinary Hospital
Capital District Veterinary Referral Hospital
IVG MetroWest
Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital
Port City Veterinary Referral Hospital

Prior To Visit

  • Have your veterinarian fax medical record to us prior to your appointment.
  • Collect your current and previous ophthalmic medications to bring to the visit.
  • We recommend no breakfast for your pet the morning of the visit in case a surgical procedure is recommended for that day.
  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your examination time to complete any paperwork.

The First Visit

  • The veterinary ophthalmic technician will perform preliminary examinations including:
    • Tear production test
    • Glaucoma test
    • Examination for corneal ulceration
      It is very possible that your veterinarian has performed these tests recently; however our staff performs these procedures on all new cases as the condition of the eye can change very quickly.
  • The ophthalmologist will examine the front of the eye with a biomicroscope and the retina with an ophthalmoscope.
  • He or she will discuss her examination findings. Depending on your pet’s condition, she may recommend ophthalmic medications, surgery, additional diagnostic tests, or a combination of all of the above.

You will leave with a detailed discharge record explaining your pet’s condition, instructions for administering medications, information about medications, and an estimate for any recommended additional procedures. In addition, we will fax a letter to your family veterinarian explaining her findings and recommendations.

24 Hour Emergency & Specialty

Capital District Veterinary Referral Hospital

Latham, NY 12110
518.785.1094

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IVG MetroWest

Natick, MA 01760
508.319.2117

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Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital

Woburn, MA 01801
781.932.5802

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Port City Veterinary Referral Hospital

Portsmouth, NH 03801
603.433.0056

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SAVES

Lebanon, NH 03766
603.306.0007

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General Practice, Emergency & Specialty

Bulger Veterinary Hospital

North Andover, MA 01845
ER: 978.725.5544 GP: 978.682.9905

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