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Board Certified Veterinary Ophthalmologists
Ophthalmology Services for Your Pet

Find conscientious veterinary eye care for your pet by board-certified veterinary ophthalmologists at Veterinary Eye Specialists PLLC, Thornwood, in Westchester County, New York.  Our ophthalmologists have more than 30 years of combined experience in all aspects of veterinary ophthalmology, from examination to diagnostics and advanced microsurgery.  We can provide complete and professional specialist eye care for your dog, cat, or other small animal in a personal setting.

We are located in Thornwood, New York, and are convenient to all major roads in Westchester, including the Cross Westchester Expressway (Rt 287), Route 87, the Saw Mill Parkway, the Taconic Parkway, the Sprain Brook Parkway, and the Cross County Parkway.  We are easily accessible from Westchester as well as New York City, Putnam, Rockland, and Orange counties, as well as Long Island and Connecticut.

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(914) 674-4141 to make an appointment at our office in Westchester.


Services Offered Include

  • Complete ophthalmic examination, diagnostic evaluation, and treatment planning
  • A full range of surgery, including eyelid surgery, corneal microsurgery, lens/cataract surgery, cryosurgery, and Iridex diode laser surgery
  • Brand new, state-of-the-art equipment for performing cataract surgery (phacoemulsification)
  • A wide range of ocular diagnostic testing including goniosopy for glaucoma, electroretinography for retinal disease and blindness, and ocular ultrasound for imaging the opaque eye or orbit
  • Medical and/or surgical treatment for entropion, cherry eye, tumors, corneal ulcers, dry eye, glaucoma, uveitis, retinal disease, and more
  • The latest, most advanced anesthetic monitoring equipment including pulse oximetry, Cardell electrocardiography, blood pressure (Doppler and sphygmomanometry) and respiration monitoring, and capnography (ETCO2 monitoring)
  • Comprehensive follow-up medical and post-surgical care
  • Canine genetic screening (OFA, CAER) eye examinations
  • Informative communication with owners - to keep you involved with your pet's eye care 
  • Rapid communication with referring veterinarians, for specialist care that coordinates with that of your general veterinary practitioner 
  • Friendly and professional service

We are pleased to announce that both Dr. Cho and Dr. Gaarder were again selected by other veterinarians and specialists throughout the Westchester area to be listed as two of the area's topVets™!

topVets™ was started with the intent to identify the best veterinarians and specialists in the country and is the only list of its kind, chosen by veterinary professionals themselves, and published in Westchester Magazine.  Inclusion in topVets™ is considered a singular honor, and we congratulate them on being honored by their peers.

Veterinary Eye Specialists will again be participating in the ACVO National Service Eye Exam program during the month of May. This is an annual philanthropic event providing free ocular screening examinations to qualified Service Animals, including guide, hearing assistance, drug detection, police/military, search and rescue, and formally trained and certified therapy animals.

Information on registration and much more is available here.

Contact our office in Thornwood, New York, for animal eye care with a
personal difference.

Regular Hours of Operation:
Monday 9 a.m.–5 p.m. | Wednesday & Thursday, 9 a.m.–6 p.m. | Friday 9 a.m.-3 p.m.


Veterinary Eye Specialists PLLC is an independent business providing
veterinary ophthalmology services.

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