Dr. Stephanie L. Beaumont is board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ACVO). A board-certified veterinary ophthalmologist is a licensed veterinarian that has continued his/her education by serving a 1 year internship followed by a 3 year residency in a teaching program that has been approved by the AVCO. After successful completion of the residency, the candidate must pass a rigorous credentials process and board exam. Once this is accomplished, the veterinarian becomes a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists and is then considered a specialist, or expert, in the field of veterinary ophthalmology.
A board-certified veterinary ophthalmologist specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions involving the eyes and associated structures and uses highly specialized equipment for examination and surgery of the eyes. There are currently only about 350 board certified veterinary ophthalmologists in the world.
Veterinary specialty services are meant to supplement, not replace, your pet's primary healthcare provided by your veterinarian.
For more information about ACVO (American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists) please visit their website at www.acvo.org