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Ophthalmology

Diseases of the eye are perhaps more common among animals than in human medicine. Most commonly, pets with allergies suffer from eye symptoms; certain breeds with prominent eyes are prone to suffer eye traumas, corneal ulcers, and dry eyes; cats suffer infectious diseases that affect the eyes (e.g., calicivirus, rhinotracheitis). Some breeds are predisposed to suffer autoimmune diseases of the eye (pannus); glaucoma affects cats and dogs.

If your pet has trouble with his eyes, we have specialized testing and equipment available for tear production, intraocular pressure (inside the eye), staining of the cornea to detect ulcers, and evaluation of the retina. We also commonly refer more complicated cases to CullenWebb Animal Eye Specialists for further treatment.

Most diseases of the eyes can be treated with medication. Some require surgery, mainly to stimulate the healing of corneal ulcers, resolve red-eye, or remove tumours from the eyelids.

Last updated: April 4, 2022.

Dear Clients, With ongoing changes to restrictions on businesses, we have made some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

  • We are operating under an "open door" policy and clients are now allowed to accompany their pets into the building.
  • Face masks are still required to be worn in the clinic for appointments and purchases.
  • Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
  • Continue to offer drive-thru services for food and medication pick-up (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".

    3. OPERATING HOURS
    Monday – Friday: 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
    Saturday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Sunday: Closed

    Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!
    - Your dedicated team at Cobequid Animal Hospital