Veterinary Ophthalmology


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Dr. Brittany Schlesener is our veterinary ophthalmologist here at Fetch. You won’t find anyone who’s more passionate about eye medicine and caring for your pet as if they were her very own. Dr. Schlesener brings a wealth of knowledge and rigorous training to the Fetch team, helping pet owners better understand and manage their companions’ eye conditions so they can live happier lives. Cataracts, cherry eye, and glaucoma are just a few eye conditions dogs and cats may experience in their lifetime, and while they are treatable to varying degrees, prompt care is a must!

Contact Fetch today to consult with Dr. Schlesener about any eye-related concerns you have about your pet.

About Dr. Schlesener

Dr. Schlesener loves teaching and learning in equal measure. You are welcome to call her “Dr. S” or “Brittany.” Any questions you have, she will be more than happy to answer and explain things in a way that is easy to understand and remember. Her primary interests include addressing animal quality of life concerns through canine and feline ophthalmic management and promoting veterinary community education. If Dr. S had a spirit animal, it would probably be a Golden Retriever, and she loves giving out hugs and sweets!

Brittany Schlesener

When to See a Veterinary Ophthalmologist

Is your pet showing any of these signs? They could have an eye condition, and should see a vet as soon as possible. Contact us to refer a patient or schedule a consultation for your pet.

  • One or both eyes looks red and/or swollen

  • Abnormal discharge from one or both eyes

  • Continuous squinting of one or both eyes

  • Rubbing/pawing at the eyes

Common Eye Conditions in Pets

Veterinary Ophthalmology

As a specialist in veterinary ophthalmology, Dr. Schlesener is able to diagnose a large range of eye conditions in dogs and cats, and offer care and management recommendations tailored to each pet’s individual needs.

Common eye conditions we can evaluate and treat include:

  • Cataracts
  • Cherry eye
  • Entropion
  • Corneal ulcers
  • Dry eye
  • Glaucoma (abnormal high pressure within the eye)
  • Retinal detachment
  • Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
  • Feline ocular herpes
  • Distichia (growth of abnormal hair on the eyelid that can irritate the cornea)

The care of a certified veterinary ophthalmologist can potentially save your pet’s eyesight. Contact Fetch today to schedule an appointment or refer a patient!

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