Ophthalmology

Our veterinarians perform thorough eye exams and treatments for a multitude of eye problems including infections, habronema sores, squamous cell carcinoma, corneal ulcers, conjunctivitis, uveitis, blocked ducts, and inflammation. We can place suprapalpebral lavage systems in the lid if needed to aid eye treatment. We can freeze (cryosurgery) cancer lesions on the eyelids. We also offer in-clinic treatment if the owner would like this service.

If the owner needs the “next level” exam and treatment of their horse’s eye, we are fortunate to have a Board-Certified Equine ophthalmologist come to our clinic and treat all horses on the West side of Phoenix. Dr. Joanna Norman, from Eye Care for Animals, is available by appointment to examine and treat horses at our clinic on Wednesdays. If you would like an appointment with her, please call her direct to set up the appointment at our clinic. Phone # 623-872-EYES.

Eye Care for Animals  

13034 W. Rancho Santa Fe Blvd Suite 102 Avondale, AZ 85392

Phone:

Phone: (623) 872-EYES (3937)

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Dr. Norman graduated from St. Andrew’s Presbyterian College majoring in both Biology and Chemistry. Prior to veterinary school, she worked in a large equine clinical and research facility in Southern Pines, North Carolina, where she gained valuable experience in clinical research. She also externed at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and worked with a team of oncologists, researching squamous cell carcinoma of the skin. She then received her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 2002 from North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Norman joined Eye Care for Animals in 2005 and completed her three year residency in veterinary and comparative ophthalmology. In 2008, she was named Eye Care for Animals’ Resident of the Year. She became board certified and achieved Diplomate status in 2009. Dr. Norman has published literature in both national and international journals of veterinary medicine. Her primary clinical interests are in the management of ocular disease in the horse and cataract surgery in all species.