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  • Shires Vets are experienced in small animals ophthalmolopgy

pet eye care

Ophthalmology cases are seen by Lucy Hughes at our Stone surgery and Geraint Davies at our Eaton Park surgery. 

We have an extensive range of ophthalmic diagnostic and surgical equipment, including slit lamp biomicroscopy, tonometry, microsurgical equipment and an operating microscope. This allows us to handle more complex cases or offer an experienced second opinion. 

We can treat a wide range of ophthalmology cases, including:

  • Non-healing corneal ulcers
  • Corrective eyelid surgery (e.g. entropion and ectropion correction, medial canthoplasty, removal of eyelid masses and ectopic cilia, trauma repair)
  • Corneal surgery including diamond burr debridement, superficial keratectomy for non-healing ulcers or dermoid removal, graft placement, laceration repair and foreign body removal
  • Prolapsed third eyelid glands (“cherry eye” repair)
  • Medical treatment of a wide range of ocular conditions

Lucy is happy to accept ophthalmology referrals at our Stone surgery.  Lucy holds the BSAVA certificate in Small Animal Ophthalmology and is an RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Veterinary Ophthalmology, with over seventeen years’ experience in practice. 

Ophthalmology consults are allocated 30-minutes and are priced at £165 for the first appointment and £120 for follow-up appointments. 

If you are a referring vet and would like to send us a patient for assessment or need advice on an eye case, please contact us on 01785 813955 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  If you are sending through a history, please indicate whether you would like us to call the owner to arrange an appointment.

If you are a pet owner and would like your pet to be assessed at Shires, please discuss with your own vet and they can arrange referral if appropriate.