Slide Seeing is Believing Veterinary ophthalmology is a highly specialized discipline, requiring diagnostic and surgical instrumentation not usually available in a general practice setting. Our ophthalmologist, Dr. Marcia Aubin, is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmology (ACVO).

Inadequate treatment of eye problems can lead to diminished or lost vision or discomfort that can greatly affect your pet’s quality of life.

An ophthalmologist can offer both the necessary instrumentation and expertise to successfully diagnose and treat your pet’s ocular disease. The ophthalmologist is available by appointment, and also provides round-the-clock consultation for our emergency staff when pets come to us with acute eye problems.

MARCIA AUBIN

BOARD CERTIFIED—OPHTHALMOLOGY

Dr. Marcia Aubin received her DVM degree from Iowa State University in 1988, and then worked in general practice in the Rhode Island area. From 1998 through 2001, she attended Colorado State University, where she completed her master’s degree in clinical science and her ophthalmology residency. She became board certified by the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmology in 2003. Prior to joining OSVS, Dr. Aubin was the staff ophthalmologist for a large specialty referral hospital in northern California.

Dr. Aubin has served on the board of the RIVMA from 2006–2012 and served as RIVMA President in 2011. When not working, Dr. Aubin enjoys cycling, kayaking, SUPing, and hanging with her pooches.

Clearly Better

Advanced ophthalmologic procedures available at OSVS include (but are not limited to):

  • Treatment of deep or complicated corneal ulcers
  • Corrective eyelid surgery
  • Cryosurgery
  • Cataract surgery
  • Third eyelid gland replacement
  • Enucleation with intraorbital prosthesis
  • Evisceration with intraocular prosthesis
  • Ocular and orbital imaging
  • Electroretinography (CERF examinations)
  • Special interest in ocular manifestations of systemic disease

Clearly Better

Advanced ophthalmologic procedures available at OSVS include (but are not limited to):

  • Treatment of deep or complicated corneal ulcers
  • Corrective eyelid surgery
  • Cryosurgery
  • Cataract surgery
  • Third eyelid gland replacement
  • Enucleation with intraorbital prosthesis
  • Evisceration with intraocular prosthesis
  • Ocular and orbital imaging
  • Electroretinography (CERF examinations)
  • Special interest in ocular manifestations of systemic disease

Slide Why Us Many of the patients that develop eye problems, such as cataracts, do so because they have underlying medical conditions. Because our ophthalmologist is part of a multi-disciplinary specialty group, she is able to work in conjunction with specialists in other departments to ensure the overall well-being of your pet.

Ophthalmic surgeries require general anesthesia, and our anesthesia technicians are well trained and experienced in the unique requirements these patients have. Most pets undergoing eye surgery go home the same day, but for patients experiencing any concerns during recovery or post-operative discomfort, we have the facility and staff available to provide 24-hour monitoring and care. Ocean State Veterinary Specialists works with referring veterinarians to provide specialized and emergency care. If you believe your pet would benefit from the ophthalmology services provided at OSVS, please speak to your family vet about a referral.