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Date and Location

Saturday, March 5 - Sunday, March 6, 2022

9:00am - 4:00pm (EST)

6300 Kemper Road, Sharonville, OH, 45241

 

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Lectures

DJ Haeussler, Jr., BS, MS, DVM, DACVO

-Keeping It All In Focus: Congenital and Developmental Abnormalities of the Lens and Uvea

- How Did This All Begin? Embryology and Congenital Abnormalities of the Conjunctiva, Eyelid, and Globe of Dogs and Cats

 

Ron Spatola, MS, DVM, DACVO

-Into the Abyss: Fundamentals of Retinal Surgery in Dogs

- Diseases of the Optic Nerve in Domestic Species

- Putting the Fun in Fundus: Retinal Disease in Domestic Species

Christina Korb, BS, DVM

-Letting the Cat Out of the Bag: Feline Corneal and Conjunctival Diseases

-The Crying Canine: An Approach to Epiphora

 

Jamie Lembo, BS, DVM

- The Solution to Red Eyes: How to Improve Your Pharmacy

Erica Bono, BS, DVM

- Beyond the Eyes: Ocular Manifestations of Disease

- What Do I Do with This Case? Clinical Case Presentations

Taylor Wickware, BS, DVM

- Beyond Blue Eyes: Diagnosing and Treating Orbital Disease In The Small Animal

DJ Haeussler, Jr., MS, DVM, DACVO

The Animal Eye Institute

 

Dr. DJ Haeussler finished his undergraduate work at The Ohio State University and then received his doctorate in 2006. He then went to New Jersey where he finished two internships at Garden State Veterinary Specialists and then returned to his alma mater, The Ohio State University to complete his residency. While at Ohio State University for his residency, he completed a Master of Science degree and earned the top award for professional student research at Ohio State as well as the top resident award for professional research at the annual American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ACVO) in 2010. Dr. DJ Haeussler has been published in Veterinary Ophthalmology, Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Clinician's Brief, and others. His publications have been referenced in the gold standard textbook, Veterinary Ophthalmology. Dr. Haeussler has also published a photographic atlas to help better help veterinarians and veterinary technicians identify ophthalmic disease in dogs and is entitled Recognition of Canine Ocular Disease: A Photo Atlas, Volume 1. Dr. Haeussler's photographs of ophthalmic disease are found in textbooks and lectures worldwide. Dr. Haeussler has also served as a part-time ophthalmology consultant and clinician at Garden State Veterinary Specialists, in Tinton Falls, New Jersey. Dr. Haeussler is a board certified diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ACVO). Dr. Haeussler has served on the ACVO Membership Promotion and Outreach Committee as the committee chair, President of the Cincinnati Veterinary Medical Association, and is a member of the Cincinnati Veterinary Medical Association Board of Trustees. Dr. Haeussler’s interests are providing exceptional ophthalmic care to prolong vision and comfort for your pet. He is very interested in cataract surgery with intraocular lens implantation as well as various surgical methods of corneal repair. He enjoys mentoring young doctors and enjoys lecturing at the local, state, and international levels.

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Ronald Spatola, MS, DVM, DACVO

The Animal Eye Institute

A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, Dr. Spatola attended Elder High School and soon realized his passion for medicine shortly after graduating from New York University in 2003, ultimately deciding on veterinary medicine as the best fit for his personality and career goals. He graduated from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2011 with Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and Master of Science degrees. His master’s research focused on canine corneal cells and topical drug toxicity. Following Dr. Spatola’s graduation from OSU, he decided to further his education through a one-year rotating small animal internship in Charlotte, North Carolina, with Carolina Veterinary Specialists. After a year in Charlotte, he took a one-year ophthalmology internship with Animal Eye Care Associates in Chesapeake, Virginia, where Dr. Spatola was fortunate enough to be offered a comparative ophthalmology residency position in 2013. ? In July of 2016, Dr. Spatola completed his residency, passed the ophthalmology board examination, and became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ACVO). He then spent one year in Hampton Roads, Virginia practicing as an associate ophthalmologist with Animal Eye Care of Chesapeake. He finds both the joys and challenges of veterinary ophthalmology extremely satisfying, and feels very fortunate to be with such a progressive and diverse practice here in Cincinnati. His clinical interests are cataract surgery, vitreoretinal surgery, blepharoplasty and autoimmune diseases of the eye.

Christina Korb, BS, DVM

The Animal Eye Institute

 

Dr. Korb grew up in the Southeast, in Georgia and South Carolina. Her love for animals was found early on as her childhood was always full of family dogs, many hamsters, and even ferrets. She attended College of Charleston, in Charleston, South Carolina, where she graduated with honors with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. After completing business school, she decided to change career paths and become a veterinarian. She graduated from Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2016 with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. She was awarded the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists’ Veterinary Student Award during her time in veterinary school. She then completed a one year small animal rotating internship at The University of Missouri Veterinary Health Center. She joined the team at The Animal Eye Institute in 2017. Dr. Korb completed both a Specialty Internship and an ABVO approved residency with The Animal Eye Institute. Dr. Korb is excited to continue her career with The Animal Eye Institute working with a team that is devoted to providing the very best ophthalmic medicine and patient care in the area. Her clinical interests are cataract surgery, corneal surgery, and ocular surface disease.

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Jamie Lembo BS, DVM

Dr. Lembo grew up in the Northeast in Southern Connecticut. She developed a love for both animal care and teaching at a young age. She attended Cornell University in Upstate New York and further developed an interest in veterinary medicine, having studied Biology and Animal Science. After graduating from college, Dr. Lembo decided to make a big move across the country to pursue her dream of veterinary medicine at the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine. While many areas of veterinary medicine were interesting to her, she felt connected to the study of ophthalmology in all animals, both big and small. During her clinical year of school, Dr. Lembo received the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists’ Veterinary Student Award for her interest in and devotion to veterinary ophthalmology. She then moved back to the Northeast to complete a Small Animal Rotating Internship at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University in Massachusetts, and shortly afterwards completed an Ophthalmology Specialty Internship at the Long Island Veterinary Specialists in New York. Dr. Lembo is currently completing an ABVO approved residency with The Animal Eye Institute. Dr. Lembo is excited to work with the enthusiastic and dedicated doctors and staff at The Animal Eye Institute. While the study of ophthalmology can be challenging, she finds that working with the clients and pets at The Animal Eye Institute is rewarding and can even be fun! Her current interests include management of corneal disease and surgical corneal repair.

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Erica Bono, BS, DVM

The Animal Eye Institute

 

Dr. Bono is from Michigan and always had a passion for animals. She grew up riding and showing horses and knew she wanted to be a veterinarian at a very young age. Dr. Bono attended Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan where she graduated with honors with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. From there, Dr. Bono attended veterinary school at The Ohio State University where she developed her love for veterinary ophthalmology. Dr. Bono has always been especially interested in horses and completed an Equine Rotating Internship at Park Equine Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky after graduating veterinary school. Dr. Bono then moved to Tucson, Arizona where she completed a Small Animal Rotating Internship with a focus in ophthalmology at Southern Arizona Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center. Dr. Bono loves living in the Midwest and found her way back to Ohio to join the team at The Animal Eye Institute where she completed a Specialty Internship and absolutely loved her experience. Dr. Bono was then granted an ABVO approved residency with The Animal Eye Institute and is very excited to continue being a part of our team. Her interests include corneal disease, especially that of horses, as well as ocular manifestations of systemic disease.

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Taylor Wickware, BS, DVM

The Animal Eye Institute

 

Dr. Wickware grew up in the western suburbs of Chicago. Her interest in caring for animals started at a young age, and developed as a volunteer at local animal shelters and while showing horses. She moved to Ohio to compete on the Cross Country and Track and Field teams for Miami University where she majored in Zoology and earned a Bachelor of Science. She started to develop an interest in Ophthalmology while shadowing specialists in preparation for veterinary school. She then attended veterinary school at The Ohio State University where she completed research in genetics and ophthalmology. Dr. Wickware received the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists’ Veterinary Student Award for her research and passion for veterinary ophthalmology. She then went on to complete a Small Animal Rotating Internship with Blue Pearl Veterinary Partners in Nashville, Tennessee where she devoted extra time to travelling for additional ophthalmology rotations and experiences. Dr. Wickware completed a specialty veterinary ophthalmology internship with The Animal Eye Institute and is now completing an ABVO approved residency with The Animal Eye Institute.

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