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Ophthalmology at Animal Eye Center of NJ
What is Ophthalmology
Animals suffer many similar eye diseases that affect humans. Advances in both human and veterinary medicine have increased the ability to both diagnose and treat many of these diseases. With increasing medical knowledge, there has been the development of training programs in specific veterinary fields including ophthalmology, surgery, dermatology, cardiology, and many others. A veterinary ophthalmologist is an individual who has completed four years of veterinary school, at least one year of internship, a three year accredited residency in ophthalmology, and has successfully passed the exhaustive written and practical examinations administered by the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists. Following this, the individual becomes board-certified in ophthalmology and gains the title, Diplomate. This rigorous training program prepares the individual to be an expert in both the medical and surgical treatment of ophthalmic diseases of animals.
Commonly Performed Procedures:
• Comprehensive Ophthalmic Exams - including slit lamp exam and indirect exams
• Glaucoma Testing • Cataract surgical evaluations • CERF exams
Meet the Doctors:
Michael H. Brown
DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVO
Dr. Brown received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Kansas State University and then completed a small animal internship at the Animal Medical Center in New York City. After returning to Kansas State University for a comparative ophthalmology residency, he received a Master of Science degree for his biochemical study of animal tears.
Dr. Brown became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists in 1996. His special interests include diseases of the cornea, corneal surgery, intraocular surgery, and diseases of the retina. He has written scientific papers and is a noted lecturer throughout the country.
Bradford J. Holmberg
DVM, MS, PhD, Diplomate ACVO
Dr. Holmberg received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Missouri. He completed a small animal internship at the University of Florida and then pursued a comparative ophthalmology residency at the University of California – Davis.
In addition, Dr. Holmberg received his Master of Science in neuroscience from Purdue University and his Doctorate of Philosophy with a concentration in neuroendocrinology from the University of Missouri. Dr. Holmberg became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists in 2005.
His special interests include exotic animal ophthalmology and all aspects of ophthalmic surgery. Dr. Holmberg has been awarded several prestigious research grants, has written numerous scientific papers, and has contributed chapters to several veterinary textbooks. He joined Animal Eye Center in August 2006.
DVM, MRCVS, Diplomate ACVO and ECVO
Dr. Holt was born in the UK. She earned her DVM from the University of Illinois in 1995. After completing a small animal internship at the Animal Medical Center in NYC, she spent a year in private practice in San Francisco. Dr. Holt completed a residency in comparative veterinary ophthalmology at the University of California, Davis and became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists in 2001.
She was a lecturer in Ophthalmology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine and then the Royal Veterinary College before establishing the ophthalmology service at a private practice in Surrey, UK in 2006. Dr. Holt became a diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists in 2006 and an RCVS recognized specialist in Ophthalmology in 2008. Dr. Holt continues to be involved in the training of veterinary and postgraduate students and is frequently an invited speaker at national and international meetings.