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

Ophthalmology

For large animal appointments call (979) 845-3541 Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 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
  • Emergency services

Referral is encouraged, though not required.  Appointments will be able to be scheduled by calling 979-845-2351.

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.

Joshua E Darden

Jed Darden, DVM

Intern

Dr. Jed Darden is the first ophthalmology intern at the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital. He is training towards becoming a veterinary comparative ophthalmologist. He is considered a "Double Dawg" as he received his undergraduate degree in 2011, and his DVM in 2016 from the University of Georgia. He completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Texas A&M University in 2017, before joining the ophthalmology team. Jed is originally from Lagrange, Georgia. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling and being outdoors.

Heather Finke

Heather Finke, LVT

Veterinary Technician

Heather has worked in the veterinary field since 1993. She received her Associate Degree in Animal Sciene in 2000, her California RVT license in 2001, and her Texas LVT in 2014. Heather spent 11 years of her career at the UC Davis Satellite clinic in San Diego. Her special interests include critical care nursing, and patient care and comfort. Heather is a native of Upstate New York. She resided in San Diego, California for 22 years before moving to Texas. She currently lives in College Station with her husband, three kids, two cats, and one spoiled dog. In her spare time, she enjoys DIY projects, and fixing up their family's farmhouse in Navasota.
Brittany Ridenhour

Brittany Ridenhour, LVT

Veterinary Technician

Brittany Ridenhour received her Associates of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology from the Vet Tech Institute of Houston in 2013. She received her Veterinary Technician's License in 2014. Brittany is married to her high school sweetheart. They have three 'dog-hters' together, Paisley and Kenzy who are both Great Danes, and Miss Thang who is a Chihuahua mix. In her free time, Brittany enjoys relaxing at home, and spending time outdoors with her family.