Veterinary Teaching Hospital
Patient Receiving : (540) 231-4621
Hospital FAX : (540) 231-9354
Referrals: Small Animal | Large Animal
Veterinary Teaching Hospital
VA-MD Vet Med, Virginia Tech
245 Duck Pond Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061
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The Ophthalmology Service of the VTH provides diagnostic and therapeutic care for all species of animals. Patients are seen on a referral basis. In addition to standard diagnostics we also provide:

  • Routine examinations including slitlamp biomicroscopy, direct and indirect ophthalmoscopy, tonometry, gonioscopy, and cytology
  • Ocular ultrasonography
  • Electroretinography
  • Canine Eye Registration Foundation (CERF) certifications

We offer standard care as well as a variety of more advanced medical and surgical treatment options, including:

  • Corrective surgery for genetic eyelid disorders
  • Reconstructive surgery for ocular and adnexal injuries/neoplasia
  • Beta irradiation therapy for superficial adnexal and corneal neoplasia
  • Surgery for small animal and equine infectious corneal disease
  • Laser surgery for glaucoma and tumors
  • Cataract surgery
  • Cryosurgery


Erin S. Champagne, DVM, Diplomate ACVO
Ian P. Herring, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVO
J. Phillip Pickett, DVM, Diplomate ACVO
Rachel Matusow, DVM, Ophthalmology Resident
Julia Disney, DVM, Ophthalmology Resident
Terry Wnorowski, LVT
Stephanie Riggins