I know, first hand, how special it is to have and care for a blind dog. One of the reasons I chose to become a veterinary ophthalmologist came from one of my own pets, a wonderful Basset hound named Whiskey. During veterinary school, she developed glaucoma, and I spent the better part of my last two years of vet school fighting to keep her vision. The treatment options at the time were more limited than they are today, and ultimately Whiskey became permanently blind. The experience I went through with her fostered my ongoing desire to help animals with vision problems—to provide the best ocular care possible so they can live their lives to their full advantage. It has helped me immensely in counseling my clients when their pets are experiencing vision loss. I understand entirely, because I’ve been there too.
Look for this new brochure in our reception area, or call us for details at 757-749-4838. I hope you find it helpful as you begin this new stage of life with your dog. I’m sure you will find that it is a rewarding experience—and one you’ll recall with affection.