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At Animal Eye Specialists, we strive to communicate with you as a partner in your pet's well-being. We are dedicated to making sure we do all that we can to make your experience with us a pleasant one.

Prior to your pet's examination, your pet should be evaluated and referred by your veterinarian. A specialty practice is designed to be an extension of the services provided by your veterinarian. General practitioners manage many eye problems on their own, however, a patient is referred when the doctor believes that the pet has a complicated, severe or chronic eye problem and would benefit from the advanced training of a board-certified ophthalmologist. We strive to maintain a close partnership with your veterinarian to keep them informed of your pet's condition, progress and treatment plan. A letter summarizing our findings and recommendations will be sent to your veterinarian after each visit.

Please have your veterinarian fill out a referral form prior to your appointment. Have your veterinarian fax it, along with 6 months of records, to us at 972-437-3938 or email at Please call us at 972-437-3937 to schedule an appointment.

Please allow 30-60 minutes for your initial appointment and 30-40 minutes for a recheck appointment. Please keep in mind that occasional emergencies do arise and require immediate attention. Emergencies must take priority, so we ask for your patience and understanding if your appointment is delayed.  


Your pet's initial examination will consist of a complete ophthalmic exam including vision testing, evaluation of the internal structures of the eye, tear testing, fluorescein staining, and intraocular pressure measurements. Other tests will be performed as indicated. In some cases, the eyes will require dilation for the examination, which will add approximately 20 minutes to the appointment time. Following the exam, we will explain our findings and recommended treatment options. If further diagnostics and/or surgery is recommended, we will provide an estimate for the costs involved. We are committed to taking the time to answer your questions and explain procedures to make sure you understand your pet's diagnosis and treatment options.

-Current medications

-Medical records if available (including laboratory test results such as blood work and x-rays)

-Leash or cat carrier (we require that dogs be leashed at all times and cats remain in a carrier until escorted to the exam room)

For your convenience, you can complete the new patient form (located at the bottom of this page) prior to your appointment. 

Our fees are usual and customary charges for the kind of specialized services we provide. We are happy to accept cash, debit card and all major credit cards.  Please note we do not accept checks at this time. If your pet is seen on an outpatient basis, payment is required at the time services are provided.  If your pet is admitted to the clinic for surgery or diagnostic testing, you will be required to leave a deposit; payment in full is due when your pet is discharged.

Due to the large number of patients needing to be seen, we require 24 business hour notice to reschedule or cancel an appointment. This allows us to give another patient in need the chance to be seen sooner. If an appointment is cancelled with less than 24 business hour notice or is a no show, you will be required to prepay the full exam fee in order to reschedule. This prepayment will be applied to the rescheduled visit as long as the appointment is kept or proper notice is given. If the appointment is cancelled without proper notice, or is a no show, the prepayment is forfeit.

If you are running late to your appointment, please give us a call to let us know you are still coming. In most cases we can still see your pet however, there will be additional wait time to get you worked back in to the schedule.

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