Residents' Workshop

Friday, October 13th, 2017
1:30pm-4:30pm, Waterview a-d

The topic of the three hour presentation will revolve around surgery, lead by Drs. Enry Garcia & John Sapienza, who are both Diplomate Members of the ACVO. A discussion/summary of recent surgical techniques, technologies and findings will be facilitated. This program is open to all attendees and is no additional fee.



Dr. Enry Garcia da Silva

"Advancements in surgical technology"

The first portion of the course will go over recent developments in ophthalmic surgical technologies, such as various machines, devices, pharmacological products and instruments. The lecture will be focused but not limited to advances that can be adapted for use in veterinary ophthalmology thus improving our techniques, our results and the surgical standard of care for our patients.

About Dr. Garcia

Dr. Garcia graduated Veterinary School in Brasilia/Brazil in 2004, moving to the USA soon after. After visiting various Veterinary Colleges in the USA and Canada, he finished a 1-year externship at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2006 [focusing on small animal medicine and surgery as well as ocular pathology] and a rotating Internship at University of Saskatchewan in Canada in 2007. This was followed by a combined MS/Residency program at Colorado State University which was completed in 2010.

Dr. Garcia is a Diplomate of the ACVO and for the past 6 years has religiously attended MD Ophthalmology conferences such as the AAO, ASCRS and others, in addition to veterinary ophthalmology meetings as well. Dr. Garcia has worked as a relief Ophthalmologist at LSU and at the Animal Eye Center in Rocklin/CA (at which time he established an ACVO-approved residency program), and now works at the Ophthalmology Service at VCA Aurora Animal Specialty Hospital in Illinois.

Dr. John Sapienza

"Surgical Options for Glaucoma"

An extensive discussion of the most current surgical options will be discussed for the visual and blind glaucomatous patient. This lecture will encompass the major surgical options that are available for our small animal patients, as well as discuss the pros and cons of the procedure in question.

About Dr. Sapienza

Dr. Sapienza received his Bachelor of Science and veterinary degree from Cornell University. He completed a one-year internship in small animal medicine & surgery at the Animal Medical Center in New York City, and a three-year residency in comparative ophthalmology at the University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Sapienza is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists, and the consultant veterinary ophthalmologist at the Bronx Zoo and the N.Y. Aquarium. Dr. Sapienza is the head and department chairman of the ophthalmology section at New York’s largest private practice referral center Long Island Veterinary Specialists (LIVS) in Plainview, New York.

Past Resident Workshop Speakers & Topics

Presentations have been recorded since 2011 and are available to members through the online video portal.