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ACVO Board-Certified Veterinary Ophthalmologists

The Animal Eye Institute is a privately owned, non-corporate, veterinary ophthalmology hospital with locations in Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio, Florence, Kentucky, and Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. The doctors and staff at The Animal Eye Institute understand that your pets are an extension of your family. Therefore, your pet's well-being is our utmost concern.

Through excellent communication with you and your referring veterinarian we are committed to exceeding your expectations by providing high quality, compassionate, state-of-the-art ophthalmic care to your pets.

The Animal Eye Institute excels at the diagnosis, surgery, and medical treatment of eye disorders for companion animals (dogs and cats), large animals (horses, llamas, cattle), exotic and pocket pets. Most procedures are possible to perform on an out-patient basis.

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Dr. DJ Haeussler
Board Certified Ophthalmologist

Dr. Ronald Spatola
Board Certified Ophthalmologist

Dr. Christina Korb
Board Certified Ophthalmologist

Dr. Jamie Lembo
Board Certified Ophthalmologist


Cincinnati, OH

11851 Mason Montgomery Road

Cincinnati, OH 45249

Florence, KY

6907 Burlington Pike

Florence, KY 41042

Dayton, OH

1475 Worldwide Place

Vandalia, OH 45377

Mount Pleasant, SC

502 Wando Park Blvd #101

Mount Pleasant, SC 29464



  • At The Animal Eye Institute, your pet's care will be managed consistently by the same doctor (Dr. DJ Haeussler, Dr. Ron Spatola, Dr. Christina Korb, or Dr. Jamie Lembo).

  • We have three locations in Ohio and Kentucky for your convenience as well as our newest location in Mount Pleasant, SC! We can see your loved one at any of our locations.

  • Saturday appointments available!

  • Excellent bedside manner from all staff members.

  • Payment plans are available through Care Credit.

  • State-of-the-art surgical instrumentation.

  • High outpatient and surgical caseload

    • Experience matters!

  • We are locally owned and locally operated.

    • Dr. Haeussler and Dr. Spatola both grew up and reside in Cincinnati.

  • Complete surgical estimates are given at your consultation. These include pre-operative testing, surgery, medications, and a recheck examination.

    • No hidden fees or surprises.

  • Your pet does not need to stay overnight if it is not medically necessary.

  • We can ship medications directly to you!



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