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Ophthalmology

The ophthalmology service at the Institute of Veterinary Specialists provides consultation, diagnostic evaluation and treatment pertaining to all aspects of ocular disease in small and large animal patients including cataract surgery, cherry eye repair, corneal surgery and grafting, distichia and ectopic cilia removal, entropion and ectropion surgery, eyelid tumor reconstructive surgery, glaucoma and lens luxation surgery. 

Brendan G. Mangan, D.V.M.
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Ophthalmology

Dr. Mangan received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree from the Colorado State University of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in 2003. In 2004, he completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Cornell University for Animals. The following year he returned to Colorado State University for a residency position in Comparative Ophthalmology. He completed the ophthalmology residency and received an MS in Clinical Sciences in 2007 and became Board certified in 2008.

What is a Board-certified Veterinary Specialist?
According to the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmology (ACVO)

In addition to completing undergraduate training and four years of veterinary school, Board-certified Veterinary Specialists are similar to their human medical counterparts in that they have completed an internship and residency in their specialized field (an additional 3-5 years training). In addition to this extensive training, a Board-certified Veterinary Specialist must pass rigorous examinations to achieve Board certification from the ACVO.

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