New Diplomates of the ACVO

New Diplomates of the ACVO announced on the ABVO website.

Diplomate/Members attended the ACVO business meeting, Friday, October 13th, during the ACVO annual conference in Baltimore, MD to welcome and congratulate their new colleagues!

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'One Of A Kind' Collection Of Animal Eyeballs Aids Research On Vision Problems

Dr. Richard Dubielzig, an Honorary Member of the ACVO and pathologist, has worked very closely with our ophthalmologists for many, many years. He and his team at COPLOW have been a great asset to our community and assisted Diplomates countless times to better enable them to serve their clients. Here is a fabulous write up by NPR explaining just what occurs in the pathology lab and how this helps our ophthos and their clients every day!

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Does Your Pet Need an Eye Doctor? New York Times

"When Kathy Ouelette’s 98-pound Rottweiler, Bear, began bumping into things (“even into me,” Mrs. Ouelette said), she knew something was wrong. Her veterinarian referred her to Dr. Daniel Priehs, an eye-disease specialist at Animal Eye Associates in nearby Maitland, Fla." Read the full article.

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Dr. Doug Esson in 'Sea Rescue'

Dr. Esson was featured in two episodes of ‘Sea Rescue’ this winter. In these episodes he removed cataracts from a harbor seal and a sea lion that had been rescued by the team at Sea World California.

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Promoting Veterinary Ophthalmology in Animal Planet's 'Life at VetU'

It is always fun when one of our members gets to play a part in promoting the profession. Check out this quick write up of the TV program where our own Dr. Beale has enjoyed much interaction with the crew and staff. She is always advocating for ACVO's Service Animal program and continues to work to see if we can gain just a little more coverage! Thanks, Dr. Beale. Read more.

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Congratulations to Dr. David Wilkie, Recipient of the 2017 AAVC Clinical Faculty Acievement Award

Dr. David Wilkie was chosen as the recipient of the 2017 American Association of Veterinary Clinicians (AAVC) Clinical Faculty Achievement Award. All member institutions of the AAVC are allowed to nominate one faculty member annually for this award. The Clinical Faculty Achievement Award is given to one member of the AAVC who, for at least five years, has achieved recognition for his or her efforts on behalf of veterinary medicine. Read full article here.

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No pet eyeglasses for this vet ophthalmologist

Eye surgery on a gorilla? It’s a very delicate operation. Not just because of the obvious reasons — working with a large primate under anesthesia — but also because gorillas have extremely thin corneas. Veterinary ophthalmologist Ruth Marrion frequently performs corneal surgeries on dogs and cats, but — as you might imagine — usually not on gorillas. Read full article here.

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Research team awarded $3.1 million

Congratulations to Dr. Andras Komáromy and his research team! Dr. Komáromy and his partners at Michigan State University, the University of Florida and the University of Michigan have been awarded more than $3.1 million for research on glaucoma. Read the full article here.

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10th Anniversary Service Animal Event

The ACVO/Stokes National Service Animal Eye Exam event is a philanthropic effort generously provided to the public by the board certified Diplomates of the ACVO who donate their time, staff and services to provide free screening ocular exams to qualified Service and Working Animals. The 10th Anniversary Event is well underway and is being well received by the press, check out the coverage here.

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Dr. Gil Ben-Shlomo featured in Vet Records Careers

Congratulations to Dr. Gil Ben-Shlomo on being featured in Vet Records Careers!

"When he learned what being a veterinarian meant, Gil Ben-Shlomo felt that the career had been invented especially for him. He has since specialized, and is now professor of ophthalmology at Iowa State University" Read full article here.

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For the First Time Ever Animal Planet Takes Audiences Behind the Scenes at the Bronx Zoo In All-New Docuseries ‘The Zoo’

Animal Planet takes audiences on a first-ever, in-depth look behind the scenes at the Bronx Zoo, a New York institution and global leader in animal care and species conservation.In the premiere episode, Ntondo, a silverback gorilla is diagnosed with glaucoma and staff, including Dr. Sapienza, devise a strategy to keep him comfortable, two keeper-raised Malayan tiger cubs are prepared for their introduction to their exhibit at Tiger Mountain and a zookeeper methodically orchestrates the introduction of two endangered maleo birds to form a pair bond, breed – and eventually, produce a chick.

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