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Dr. Baldwin

 

 

Dr. Terri L. Baldwin
is originally from Yoakum, Texas. She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Purdue University in 2000. After completing an internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at the University of Illinois, she entered a residency in Veterinary Ophthalmology at the University of Illinois, which she completed in 2004. Prior to joining the Animal Ophthalmology Clinic, Dr. Baldwin worked in a private veterinary Ophthalmology practice in Chicago, Illinois.

 

 

 

 

Dr. MungerDr. Robert J. Munger received Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Texas A&M University in 1973. After an internship in Large Animal Medicine and Surgery and a year of residency in Large Animal Medicine, he completed his residency in Veterinary Ophthalmology in 1978. He founded the Animal Ophthalmology Clinic in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex in 1978. He interrupted his practice in 1979 to join the faculty of the University of Tennessee Veterinary Teaching Hospital at Knoxville. While serving as an assistant professor of ophthalmology, Dr. Munger worked with the Department of Urban Practice (small and large animals) where he was the veterinary ophthalmologist for all animals. He taught veterinary ophthalmology from 1979 to 1983. He returned to private practice in the Dallas/Fort Worth area in 1983.

 

Dr. Nettune

 

Dr. Christian R. Nettune a native Texan, joined our practice as an ophthalmology resident. Dr. Nettune earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Oklahoma State University in 2015 and then completed an internship year in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at Ohio State University. A 2005 graduate of Vanderbilt University, Dr. Nettune worked as a financial analyst before deciding to pursue his dream of veterinary ophthalmology. Dr. Nettune's interest in the field of ophthalmology is long standing as both his father and one of his older brothers are ophthalmic surgeons.

 

 

 

Dr. Ring

 

 

Dr. Rachel D. Ring
is originally from South Dakota and received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Kansas State University in 1993. After an internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at North Carolina State University, she entered a residency in Veterinary Ophthalmology at the University of Tennessee, which she completed in 1997. Prior to joining the Animal Ophthalmology Clinic she was the staff ophthalmologist at Rowley Memorial Hospital in Springfield, Mass.

 

 

 

Dr. Sankey

 

Dr. Robin D. Sankey
is originally from Texas. She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Colorado State University in 2001. Prior to joining the Animal Ophthalmology Clinic, Dr. Sankey owned her own small animal veterinary practice in southeastern New Mexico. She completed her residency with the Animal Ophthalmology Clinic in 2017. We are happy that she is going to continue with our practice as a part of our team.

 

 

 

 

 

 

What is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist?

The American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists is an association, not an actual physical location, that has established certifying criteria for ophthalmologists. After a person graduates from college (4 years) and then veterinary school (4 years), he/she usually completes a 1 year internship in small animal medicine and surgery. The person then serves a 2-3 year residency in ophthalmology at a veterinary teaching hospital under the teachings and guidance of faculty ophthalmologists. Once the residency is completed the board certification process begins first with a credentials package consisting of publications, case reports, and resume. If the credentials are accepted by the ACVO exam committee, the applicant is allowed to take the examination. The exam is a four day ordeal consisting of written, practical, and surgical parts. Finally, after passing all of the above criteria, the veterinarian is considered a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists or in short, is Board-Certified in veterinary ophthalmology.