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Brazos Valley Equine Hospital Develops New Regional Referral Service for Horse Eye Problems in South East Texas.

The eyes are the window of the soul – English Proverb.

At Brazos Valley Equine Hospital (BVEH) we believe that the eyes are critical to the health, performance, and wellbeing of your horses and we place great value in providing our patients with state of the art ophthalmological diagnosis and treatment. We are excited to report the launch of a new ophthalmology service at BVEH-Navasota. Beginning May 28th, the internationally renown, Dr. Dennis Brooks, will be receiving appointments and doing surgery Appointments can be scheduled today by calling 936-825-2197.

Dennis Brooks, DVM, PhD, DACVO is a pioneer in equine ophthalmology. Not only did he write “Ophthalmology for the Equine Practitioner”, one of the most frequently consulted textbooks on disorders of the equine eye, he has also has helped train many of the top specialists in the US. Dr. Brooks is currently a professor of ophthalmology at the University of Florida, where he helped build one of the busiest ophthalmology caseloads in the world. He has lectured extensively, both nationally and internationally and has more than 150 publications. He is a recognized authority on glaucoma, infectious keratitis and corneal transplantation and has been featured in many horse magazines, including The Horse. He is one of the most respected ophthalmologists in America and the premier equine eye specialist. He will be performing detailed ophthalmic exams to develop advanced treatment plans and performing eye surgeries including corneal grafts, corneal transplants, cataract surgery, and enucleations among others.

BVEH will be scheduling cases for Dr. Brooks to evaluate on May 28th and 29th. Cases will be seen at BVEH’s facility in Navasota, TX. Both complicated referral and primary cases will be seen by Dr. Brooks. After the 29th of May, Dr. Brooks will be returning to BVEH-Navasota for the last Tuesday and Wednesday of every month. Appointments fill quickly.



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