Small Animal Clinical Sciences Faculty, Ophthalmology

Roxanne M. Rodriguez Galarza, DVM, MS

Clinical Assistant Professor
Small Animal Ophthalmology
Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences


  • 2018
    Master of Sciences
    Auburn University
    Auburn, AL
  • 2013
    Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
    Louisiana State University
    Baton Rouge, LA
  • 2006
    Associate’s degree
    Universidad de Puerto Rico, Recinto Universitario de Mayagüez
    Mayaguez, PR

Research Interests

  • Equine corneal disease
  • Photodynamic therapy

Professional Experience

  • 2018–present
    Clinical Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology
    Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
    Virginia Tech
    Blacksburg, VA
  • 2015-2018
    Resident, Ophthalmology
    Auburn University
    Auburn, AL
  • 2014-2015
    Specialty Intern, Ophthalmology
    Auburn University
    Auburn, AL
  • 2013-2014
    Rotating Medicine and Surgery Intern
    Auburn University
    Auburn, AL

Honors & Awards

  • 2017
    “Be the Creed" from Auburn University

Professional Membership

  • Virginia Veterinary Medical Association
  • American Veterinary Medical Association


  1. “In-situ gel formulation for enhanced ocular delivery of nepafenac”. Shelley H, Rodriguez Galarza RM, Durah SH, Abarca EM, Babu RJ. Journal of pharmaceutical sciences, 28 Aug 2018.
  2. “A case of basal cell carcinoma of the nictitating membrane in a dog”. Rodriguez Galarza RM, Shrader SM, Koehler JW, Abarca E. Clinical Case reports 4(12): 1161-1167, Dec 2016.