Priory Veterinary Group in Christchurch, are happy to take referrals for Veterinary Ophthalmology, both from registered clients, and other veterinary practices.
RCVS Accredited Advanced Practitioner in Veterinary Ophthalmology
Emma qualified in 1999 and is an RCVS-accredited Advanced Practitioner in Veterinary Ophthalmology. She passed her Ophthalmology certificate in 2006, and now dedicates 90% of her clinical time to examining and treating eye cases.
Emma is passionate about educating the next generation of vets, and has led several Ophthalmology CPD events, including introducing and organising the only ‘Veterinary Microsurgical Course’ in the country.
The Ophthalmology Process
Emma sees first opinion cases at Priory, as well as taking referrals from vets across the county. First examinations are given 40 minutes. They include assessment of vision, thorough magnified examination of the eye, measurement of tear production and intraocular pressures, and a thorough retinal examination.
When surgery is indicated, our dedicated theatre is fully equipped with a specific operating microscope, to perform eyelid and corneal surgery. Surgeries commonly performed include: entropion, corneal and conjunctival grafts, enucleations, eyelid mass removals and ‘cherry eye’ repair.
How to make an Ophthalmology Referral
If you are registered at Priory, are concerned about your animal’s eyes, and would like Emma to examine them, please contact our client care team.