The Ophthalmology department sees a variety of eye cases on all types of animals. We specialize in a full range of diagnostic, surgical, and therapeutic treatment of eye disorders for dogs, cats and exotic species.


  • Electroretinography
  • Fluoroscein stain
  • Indirect ophthalmoscopy
  • Slit lamp biomicroscopy
  • Tonometry
  • Tear testing
  • Ocular and orbital imaging

Surgical Procedures

  • Cataract ultrasonic phacofragmentation with intraocular lens implentation
  • Cherry eye repair
  • Glaucoma surgery
  • Orbital surgery
  • Reconstructive surgery

Our Team

Ralph Hamor

Ralph Hamor

Clinical Professor – Ophthalmology
Bret A Moore

Bret A Moore DVM, PhD

Caryn E Plummer

Caryn E Plummer

Michelle G D Martin De Bustamante

Michelle G D Martin De Bustamante DVM

Paoul S Martinez

Paoul S Martinez DVM

Eric T Alexopoulos

Eric T Alexopoulos DVM

Danielle Jonas

Danielle Jonas BGS, CVT

Veterinary Technician Manager
Holly Kitchen

Holly Kitchen BS, CVT, VTS

Veterinary Tech Specialist
Michelle Wilhelmy

Michelle Wilhelmy

Veterinary Technician II

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Animal Hospitals

Need animal care? Visit the UF Small Animal and Large Animal Hospitals. From dogs, cats, birds and exotics to horses, cattle, llamas, pigs and many other large farm or food animals, our experienced veterinary staff is ready to assist.

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Animal Airwaves

Animal Airwaves is a daily radio series that features one-minute segments relating to animal health, ranging from insights into animal behavior to veterinary patient care breakthroughs and trends.

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