Ophthalmology - Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital in College Station, Texas Ophthalmology - Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital


For small animal appointments call (979) 845-2351 Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Emergencies accepted 24 hours a day
The ophthalmology service includes two board-certified ophthalmologists who provide advanced care to animals of both the Small Animal and Large Animal hospitals.

In keeping with our mission statement: to alleviate ocular discomfort and improve vision in companion animals by implementing new and innovative strategies in medical and surgical ophthalmology, the ophthalmology team will offer a wide array services for their patients.


  • Cataract surgery
  • Radiation therapy for tumors on and around the eye
  • Corneal reconstruction
  • Medical and surgical therapies for dry eye and eyelid abnormalities
  • Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) canine eye certifications
  • Emergency services


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Our Team

Lucien Vallone DVM DACVO

Lucien Vallone, DVM, DACVO

Clinical Assistant Professor

Dr. Lucien Vallone received his DVM from Mississippi State University and completed a small animal internship at Cornell University. He finished his residency in comparative ophthalmology at Cornell University and became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologist. Dr. Vallone’s special interests include advanced imaging of the cornea and ocular surface diseases.


Erin Scott VMD DACVO

Erin Scott, VMD, DACVO

Assistant Professor

Dr. Erin Scott received her VMD from the University of Pennsylvania. She completed an internship in companion animal medicine and surgery at Louisiana State University, as well as a fellowship in comparative ocular pathology at the University of Wisconsin.  Dr. Scott finished her residency in comparative ophthalmology at the University of Wisconsin and also became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists. Her special interests include glaucoma and ocular pathology.


Joshua E Darden

Jed Darden, DVM

Veterinary Resident Instructor

Dr. Jed Darden received his DVM from the University of Georgia. He completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery, and comparative ophthalmology at Texas A&M University. His special interests include ocular surface diseases and equine ophthalmology.

Mary Lucille, DVM

Lucille Walsh, DVM


Dr. Lucille Walsh received her DVM from North Carolina State University. She completed an internship in companion animal medicine and surgery at Red Bank Veterinary Hospital before joining the ophthalmology team. She is training towards becoming a veterinary comparative ophthalmologist.

Brittany Ridenhour

Brittany Ridenhour, LVT

Veterinary Technician

Brittany Ridenhour received her Associate's Degree in Applied Science from the Vet Tech Institute of Houston. She has previous experience working in small animal neurology. Her special interests include assisting with large animal exams, large and small animal surgeries, and assisting in the education of veterinary students.

Karen Chapman

Karen Chapman, LVT

Veterinary Technician

Karen Chapman graduated from Texas A&M with a bachelor's degree in Education, and then received her associate's degree in Applied Science from Lonestar College. She previously worked at a private practice in Brenham, TX. Her special interests include teaching and assisting students, and equine ophthalmology.