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What is it like being an ophthalmology veterinarian?

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Todd’s Answer

Veterinary ophthalmologists are veterinarians that specialize in eye care and diseases of animals. They may work on large or small animals, even exotics and zoo animals, and may do surgery and medical treatment. In order to become a veterinary ophthalmologist the usual path is to go to veterinary school and get a general doctorate in veterinary medicine, then continue on to internship and residency in ophthalmology. The final step is to become Boarded in Veterinary Ophthalmology or a Fellow of the Collage of Veterinary Ophthalmology. This done by testing after all the other steps are completed.
I am not a veterinary ophthalmologist, so I can't tell you specifics of what it is like to be one. It is a specialty of Vet Med and there are a limited number of Vet ophthalmologists in the US, but if you can find one locally (or further away) you might be able to call and see if you could visit for a day or more.

Todd recommends the following next steps:

Contact the Vet School in Minnesota about becoming a veterinarian or visiting the school where you might meet a veterinary ophthalmologist. https://vetmed.umn.edu/dvm
Talk to your school couselor or advisor about pursuing a career in veterinary and what you can do now.
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Oanh’s Answer

As daily duties and tasks, a veterinary ophthalmologist is tasked with performing some or all of the following: Treating various eye conditions, ranging from glaucoma to conjunctivitis, cataracts and corneal ulcers. Performing routine pet eye exams. Conducting diagnostic testing for eye conditions.
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