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

Ophthalmology

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
Ophthalmology

Our Service

Our ophthalmology team includes two board-certified ophthalmologists who will 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

Referral is encouraged, though not required.  Appointments will be able to be scheduled by calling 979-845-2351. Contact us at eye@cvm.tamu.edu

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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 in 2011 and completed a small animal internship at Cornell University Hospital for Animals in 2012.  He finished his residency in comparative ophthalmology at Cornell University in 2015 and also became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists in 2015.  Dr. Vallone‚Äôs special interests include advanced imaging of the cornea and ocular surface diseases.

Erin Scott VMD DACVO

Erin Scott VMD DACVO

Clinical Assistant Professor

Dr. Erin Scott received her VMD from the University of Pennsylvania in 2010. She completed an internship in companion animal medicine and surgery at Louisiana State University in 2011, as well as a fellowship in comparative ocular pathology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2012.  Dr. Scott finished her residency in comparative ophthalmology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2015 and also became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists in 2015. Her special interests include glaucoma and ocular pathology.

Elizabeth Scanlin

Elizabeth Scanlin

Veterinary Technician

Ms. Scanlin completed her Bachelor of Science & Agriculture from Sam Houston State University in 2000.  She is currently a M.S. student in Agriculture Education at Iowa State University, with a special interest in Adult Education.  Before she began supervising the Ophthalmology Service, she worked in the Large Animal Hospital assisting with research projects in beef cattle and horse, and spent 10 years as a veterinary technician in the Small Animal Hospital's Operating Room with a specialty in Neurosurgery and Ophthalmology.  Elizabeth is originally from Richmond, TX, and enjoys spending time with her husband, three children, and extended family, as well as volunteering with several local non-profit organizations.  In her spare time she also officiates NCAA and other amateur Track and Field meets.
Katy Waddell

Katy Waddell, LVT, VTS in ECC, Anesthesia, & Analgesia

Veterinary Technician

Katy Waddell has been in the veterinary field for 42 years in small animal, mixed animal, specialty referral practices, 24/7 facilities, academia, and as an author.  Katy currently works with the Comparative Ophthalmology Service at Texas A&M University and is responsible for providing nursing care and student instruction for this service.  Additionally, she has the pleasure of being the veterinary technician consultant for Hadukikai Animal Critical Care Center, Osaka, Japan.  She also serves as the staff liaison/mentor for multiple student organization, providing wet labs.  Her work with the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences has allowed Kay to participate in clinical trials as well as publish articles and book chapters.  She lectures and promotes education to veterinary technicians to improve patient care and advocacy on a local, regional, national, and international basis.  She is the proud recipient of the Texas Veterinary Medical Association 2013 Veterinary Technician of the Year Award as well as multiple Student Choice Awards for Best Teacher, Best Patient Advocate, and "Cat Whisperer".