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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 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.

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Erin Scott VMD DACVO

Erin Scott, VMD DACVO

Clinical 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.

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Joshua E Darden

Jed Darden, DVM

Intern

Dr. Jed Darden received his DVM from the University of Georgia. He completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Texas A&M University before joining the ophthalmology team. He is training towards becoming a veterinary comparative ophthalmologist.

Heather Finke

Heather Finke, LVT

Veterinary Technician

Heather Finke has received her Associate Degree in Animal Science, her California RVT license, and her Texas LVT. She spent time at the UC Davis Satellite clinic in San Diego before joining the staff at Texas A&M University. Her special interests include critical care nursing, and patient care and comfort.
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. She has also received her Veterinary Technician's License.