Eye Clinic For Animals

The Eye Clinic for Animals has been servicing Australia’s ophthalmology needs for more than 30 years and continues to do so from the Specialist Centre. From sophisticated diagnostic procedures using ultrasound and electroretinography to cataract removal and corneal grafting, ophthalmic disease can be expertly diagnosed and treated.

Where ocular manifestation of underlying systemic disease is suspected, liaison with on-site specialist internists ensures accurate diagnosis.

The Eye Clinic for Animals is an independent entity working out of NSVSC. Please visit their website for more information. Ophthalmology www.eyeclinicforanimals.com.au


Dr. Jeffery Smith BVSc FACVS DACVO

Specialist in Ophthalmology

Jeff graduated from Sydney University in 1970 and after 3 years in general practice completed a residency in Veterinary and Comparative Ophthalmology at Cornell University and was granted Diplomate status of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists in 1977. Returning to Australia in 1978 Jeff gained Membership of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists in Canine Medicine and in 1983 become a Fellow of the ACVSc in Veterinary Ophthalmology.

Since that time Jeff has been responsible for setting up the oldest continually operating veterinary ophthalmology practice (Eye Clinic for Animals) in Australia. He has served as Vice President and President of the Australian Veterinary Association(NSW division) and is on the Editorial Board of The Veterinarian and of the Australian Veterinary Journal.

Jeff currently provides lectures and tutorials for students at Sydney University in ophthalmic medicine, surgery and pathology as well as providing specialist ophthalmology services to small, large and exotic animals in Sydney and regional areas of NSW.

Dr. Cameron Whittaker BVSc DVCS DACVO

Specialist in Ophthalmology

Cameron graduated from Sydney University in 1989. After spending time in mixed animal practice he completed an internship at Sydney University in 1992 and the following year commenced a residency in Veterinary Ophthalmology at the University of Florida and was granted Diplomate status of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists in 1996. He then worked at the Ohio State University as a visiting Assistant Professor before returning to Australia in 1997 to join Eye Clinic for Animals and providing specialist ophthalmology services to both small and large animals in Sydney and regional areas of NSW. Cameron also has served the NSW Division of the AVA and currently provides medicine and surgery lectures and practical sessions to Sydney University students. He voluntarily provides services to wildlife at both Sydney and Western Plains Zoos. Cameron has a special interest in cataract surgery, glaucoma, corneal medicine and surgery and exotic animal ophthalmology.

Dr. Kelly Caruso BSC VMD DACVO

Specialist in Ophthalmology

Kelly graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1997 after completing a Bachelor of Science in Biology from St Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. She then completed internships in Equine Medicine and Surgery, Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, Ophthalmology and Emergency Medicine and Critical Care. Kelly then completed a residency under the tutelage of Professor Seth Koch – one of the founding members of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists – and was granted Membership of that body in 2007.

Kelly has written numerous papers in international journals and has lectured extensively both in the USA and internationally and won various teaching awards and in 2010 came to Australia to work in specialist ophthalmology practice.