Did you know?
Why should I take my pet to an Ophthalmologist?
A specialty practice is designed to be an extension of the services provided by your veterinarian. General practitioners in the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex and surrounding area manage many eye problems on their own, however, a patient is referred when the veterinarian believes that the pet has a complicated, severe or chronic eye problem and would benefit from the advanced training of a board-certified ophthalmologist.
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. They use highly specialized equipment for examination and surgery of the eyes. 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