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Eye Care for Animals offers advanced medical and surgical therapy for the diagnosis and treatment of eye problems in pets and the advancement of vision in all species.

Department Contact Information

Phone: 240-454-3771

Fax: 240-669-5733

Email: RockvilleInfo@EyeCareForAnimals.com


What is a Veterinary Ophthalmologist?

After a person graduates from college (4 years) and then veterinary school (4 years), he/she usually completes a 1 year internship in small animal medicine and surgery. The person then serves a 3 year residency in ophthalmology at either a veterinary teaching hospital or at a boarded ophthalmologist’s clinic under the supervision of ophthalmologists. Once the residency is completed the board certification process begins, first with a credentials package. If the credentials are accepted by the ABVO Exam Committee, the applicant is allowed to take the examination. The exam is a four day process consisting of written, practical, and surgical parts. Finally, after passing all of the above criteria, the veterinarian is recognized as a “Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists┬«” or in short, board certified in veterinary ophthalmology. Legally one cannot use this title unless they are fully boarded.


Our doctors perform complete ophthalmologic evaluations for every pet utilizing the latest diagnostic equipment.

  • All pets receive:
    • Slit lamp biomicroscopy and indirect ophthalmoscopy
    • A neuroophthalmic examination and vision assessment
  • Some pets may also need
    • Applanation tonometry, ultrasonography
    • Gonioscopy, Electroretinography, Streak Retinoscopy
    • Digital photodocumentation of the anterior segment and fundus
  • Advanced procedures and conditions treated include:
    • Cataract Surgery
      • Phacoemulsification ( ultrasonic ) lens removal using microsurgical techniques
      • Replacement intraocular lenses
      • Capsular tension rings and Sulcus replacement lenses as needed for lens instability
    • Glaucoma Therapy
      • Laser cyclophotocoagulation
      • Gonioimplants
      • Sector iridectomy
    • Corneal Ulcer Therapy
      • the latest and most aggressive antibiotic therapy
      • diamond burr and grid keratomies for indolent, or refractory ulcers
      • corneal allografts and xenografts for deep corneal ulcers
      • conjunctival grafts, corneoscleral transpositions and penetrating keratectomies
    • Blepharoplastic Procedures
      • correction of entropion and ectropion
      • canthoplasties for brachycephalic breeds includings Pugs, Shih tzus, and Pekingeses
      • reconstruction including rotating flaps and resections for removal of eyelid masses
      • cryoepilation for abnormal eyelashes including distichia, ectopic cilia and trichiasis
    • Orbital Procedures
      • enucleation and exenteration as needed for pain and blindness
      • evisceration with intrascleral prostheses
      • orbitotomies for tumor and cyst removal
    • Advanced Therapies for
      • Keratoconjunctivitis sicca ( dry eye ) including parotid duct transpositions
      • Immune keratitis
      • Allergic conjunctivitis

Ophthalmology Veterinarians

  • Kyshia Davis, DVM, DACVO

    Dr. Kyshia Davis is a native of California. She grew up in the San Francisco Bay area and Sacramento Valley of Northern California. She completed her undergraduate coursework at the University of California, Davis and veterinary school at Colorado State University. Following veterinary school, she completed a one year rotating small animal medicine and surgery internship at Michigan State university followed by a one year internship and a three year residency in comparative ophthalmology at Louisiana State university. Dr. Davis has a special interest in avian, exotic animal and feline ophthalmology as well as tear film and dry eye disorders and retinal diseases. In her spare time, Dr. Davis enjoys traveling and spending time with her human and pet family, which includes two Pomeranians and a parrot.

Hospital Location: 1 Taft Ct
Rockville, MD 20850
Contact Numbers: Tel (301) 637-3228
Fax (301) 795-0145

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