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Veterinary Ophthalmology

At Shane Veterinary Medical Center, the board-certified veterinary ophthalmologist we call in specializes in treating diseases and disorders of the eye in cats and dogs.

Please Note: Ophthalmology services are provided by OcuVet. They provide on-site, board-certified services and are scheduled through Shane Veterinary Medical Center

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Ophthalmology Services, Marina del Rey Veterinarians

What is veterinary ophthalmology?

Veterinary ophthalmology is a specialized branch of veterinary medicine that focuses on diagnosing and treating eye diseases and conditions in cats and dogs. 

It involves comprehensive eye examinations, advanced imaging techniques, and surgical interventions to maintain and improve the eye health of pets.

Veterinary ophthalmologists are trained to handle a wide range of ocular issues, including cataracts, glaucoma, corneal ulcers, and retinal diseases, ensuring optimal eye care for our furry companions.


OcuVet is a specialized, mobile veterinary service that focuses on diagnosing and treating eye conditions in pets. With a team of experienced veterinarians and state-of-the-art equipment, OcuVet brings high-quality eye care directly to Shane Veterinary Medical Center.

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What to Expect at Your Appointment

We want your visit with OcuVet to be a pleasant experience from the moment you walk through the door. 

Please bring any medications your pet is taking (eye, oral) to the appointment. Recent blood tests or pertinent records should be faxed to us in advance of your visit. 

  • Patient History & Diagnostics

    Once we, and by extension OcuVet, have assessed all your information, we will bring you and your pet into an examination room and obtain a thorough history.

    Initial diagnostic tests may include a Schirmer tear test, applanation tonometry, and a vital staining.

  • Comprehensive Exam & Additional Diagnostics

    OcuVet will then perform a complete exam. The exam will likely include vision testing, slit lamp examination (biomicroscopy), and indirect ophthalmoscopy.

    OcuVet will then discuss with you the current ocular condition and make therapeutic and/or further diagnostic recommendations.

    Other diagnostic techniques that may be performed include gonioscopy, nasolacrimal flushing, harvesting of corneal and conjunctival cells, cytology, aqueocentesis, ocular ultrasound, electroretinography, genetic testing for inherited eye disease, and blood pressure measurement.

  • Discharge & Next Steps

    When your visit is completed, you will be provided with discharge instructions containing a diagnosis, directions for medical therapy, and a description of the current ocular condition.

Symptoms of Eye Conditions

There are common signs a pet may exhibit if an eye disease is happening. If your pet is experiencing any of the following symptoms, contact us for an appointment with OcuVet.

  • Discharge
  • Squinting
  • Tearing / Tear-Stained Fur
  • Swelling
  • Vision Loss (sudden)
  • Cloudiness
  • Eye Rubbing
  • Change in Eye Color
  • Red Eye
  • Vision Loss (gradual)

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New Patients Welcome

Shane Veterinary Medical Center is accepting new patients! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of Marina del Rey companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.

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