Board Certified Veterinary Ophthalmologists

Ophthalmology Services for Your Pet

Find conscientious veterinary eye care for your pet by board-certified veterinary ophthalmologists at Veterinary Eye Specialists PLLC, Thornwood, in Westchester County, New York.  Our ophthalmologists have more than 30 years of combined experience in all aspects of veterinary ophthalmology, from examination to diagnostics and advanced microsurgery.  We can provide complete and professional specialist eye care for your dog, cat, or other small animal in a personal setting.

We are located in Thornwood, New York, and are convenient to all major roads in Westchester, including the Cross Westchester Expressway (Rt 287), Route 87, the Saw Mill Parkway, the Taconic Parkway, the Sprain Brook Parkway, and the Cross County Parkway.  We are easily accessible from Westchester as well as New York City, Putnam, Rockland, and Orange counties, as well as Long Island and Connecticut.

Email us at, contact us  or call us at (866) 415-7385 (toll-free) or
(914) 674-4141 to make an appointment at our office in Westchester.

Services Offered Include

Complete ophthalmic examination, diagnostic evaluation, and treatment planning
A full range of surgery, including eyelid surgery, corneal microsurgery, lens/cataract surgery, cryosurgery, and Iridex diode laser surgery
Brand new, state-of-the-art equipment for performing cataract surgery (phacoemulsification)
A wide range of ocular diagnostic testing including goniosopy for glaucoma, electroretinography for retinal disease and blindness, and ocular ultrasound for imaging the opaque eye or orbit
Medical and/or surgical treatment for entropion, cherry eye, tumors, corneal ulcers, dry eye, glaucoma, uveitis, retinal disease, and more
The latest, most advanced anesthetic monitoring equipment including pulse oximetry, Cardell electrocardiography, blood pressure (Doppler and sphygmomanometry) and respiration monitoring, and capnography (ETCO2 monitoring)
Comprehensive follow-up medical and post-surgical care
Canine genetic screening (OFA, CAER) eye examinations
Informative communication with owners - to keep you involved with your pet's eye care
Rapid communication with referring veterinarians, for specialist care that coordinates with that of your general veterinary practitioner
Friendly and professional service

Both Dr. Cho and Dr. Gaarder have been selected by other veterinarians and specialists throughout the Westchester area to be listed as two of the area's topVets™!  

topVets™ was started with the intent to identify the best veterinarians and specialists in the country and is the only list of its kind, chosen by veterinary professionals themselves, and published in Westchester Magazine.  Inclusion in topVets™ is considered a singular honor, and we congratulate them on being honored by their peers.  They have been chosen as TopVets multiple times.

The ophthalmologists at Veterinary Eye Specialists all participate in ABVO (American Board of Veterinary Ophthalmologists) Maintenance of Certification - a program aimed at maintaining the level of scientific excellence achieved when initially becoming board certified. This extra step, not required of all ophthalmologists, demonstrates their dedication to continuous learning and professional development.

Veterinary Eye Specialists participates in the ACVO National Service Eye Exam program during the month of May. This is an annual philanthropic event providing free ocular screening examinations to qualified Service Animals, including guide, hearing assistance, drug detection, police/military, search and rescue, and formally trained and certified therapy animals.  Veterinary Eye Specialists has been participating in this program since its inception in 2007.

Information on registration, which takes place in the month of April, and much more on the program, is available here.

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Contact Us

Contact our office in Thornwood, New York, for animal eye care with a personal difference.

Regular Hours of Operation
Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Veterinary Eye Specialists PLLC is an independent business providing veterinary ophthalmology services.

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