General Practitioners' Course
Dr. Michelle Taylor - Ocular Inflammation and its Treatment
Dr. Paul Scherlie - Corneal Ulceration 1
Dr. Nathan Kice - Corneal Ulceration 2, Diseases and Surgery of the Lens
Dr. Victoria Jones - Glaucoma Concepts
Dr. Dara Zirofsky - Glaucoma Concepts
Dr. Sarah Maxwell - Ocular Pharmacology - New Drugs and Pricing
Dr. Gia Klauss - Keratoconjunctivitis sicca
Dr. Nick Millichamp - Ocular Photography in General Practice
Dr. Michelle Taylor
Ocular Inflammation and its Treatment
Dr. Taylor attended Western College of Veterinary Medicine, Saskatchewan, Canada where she earned her DVM in 1989. She completed her internship at New York State College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. Dr. Taylor's residency occurred at New York State College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. She received her ACVO Board Certification in 1994. Dr. Taylor's has a special interest in disease and surgery of the cornea and ocular manifestations of systemic disease.
When not at NW Veterinary Specialists Dr. Taylor enjoys kayaking, skiing, snow boarding, travel, books, hiking and windsurfing.
Dr. Paul Scherlie
Corneal Ulceration 1
Dr. Paul Scherlie graduated from UC Davis in 1985. He was a primary care veterinarian in Fremont, CA from 1985-1988 and then attended the New York State College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell for a residency in ophthalmology from 1988-1991. Dr. Scherlie worked as a staff ophthalmolgist at Angell Memorial Animal Hospital, Boston, MA from 1991 to 1992. He is currently practicing at VCA Northwest Veterinary Specialists, Clackamas, OR.
Dr. Nathan Kice
Corneal Ulceration 2; Diseases and Surgery of the Lens
Dr. Nathan Kice was raised in The Dalles, OR in the Pacific Northwest. He received his doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign, College of Veterinary Medicine in 2004. He completed a rotating internship at the University of Georgia Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital in Athens, GA. He then completed an Ophthalmology internship at Northwest Veterinary Specialists in Clackamas. In 2009, he completed his residency in Veterinary Ophthalmology at Cornell University Hospital for Animals in Ithaca, NY. Dr. Kice is a board certified Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists.
Dr. Kice has previously been a staff ophthalmologist at VCA Northwest Veterinary Specialists in Clackamas, Oregon. He moved to St. Louis, MO in March 2012 and is currently working with Midwest Veterinary Referral Center in Chesterfield, MO. Dr. Kice enjoys treating the medical and surgical diseases of the eye. When not working he enjoys gardening, playing frisbee and softball, and supporting his favorite baseball team.
Dr. Victoria Jones
Dr. Jones earned her veterinary degree in 1992 at the University of Illinois. She then completed a one-year rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Cornell University. From 1993-1997, Dr. Jones completed a comparative ophthalmology residency at the University of Missouri. The residency was combined with a graduate program and in 1997, Dr. Jones received her Master of Science in Veterinary Medicine and Surgery for the study of diagnostic testing for feline herpesvirus. The same year, Dr. Jones became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists. Dr. Jones' special interests within the field of veterinary ophthalmology include corneal and intraocular surgery and ocular manifestations of systemic disease.
Dr. Victoria Jones is originally from the Chicago area. She practiced in West Palm Beach, Florida for a year and half year before moving to Washington to start Northwest Animal Eye Specialists. When she is not working, she spends time with her husband, children, and many pets.
Dr. Dara Zirofsky
Dr. Dara Zirofsky is originally from New York. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree with Honors from Brown University in Rhode Island, followed by her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of California-Davis. She returned to the east coast for a rotating Small Animal Internship and then an Ophthalmology Internship at Red Bank Veterinary Hospital in New Jersey. Dr. Zirofsky completed a three-year Veterinary Ophthalmology Residency at Colorado State University where she also earned a Master of Science degree for her two graduate projects pertaining to feline conjunctivitis and canine glaucoma. When not in the clinic, she is most likely rock climbing, hiking or pursuing any activity that keeps her in the great outdoors. Her pets are Turtle, a “mystery mix", and Jack a blind Australian Shepherd. Both like to join her for adventures.
Dr. Sarah Maxwell
Ocular Pharmacology - New Drugs and Pricing
Dr. Maxwell graduated from UC Davis with her DVM in 1986. She completed an internship at Purdue University and her residency at Kansas State University. She also received a MS from Kansas State working on retinal
S antigen in horses. She has been in private practice in the mid and southern Willamette Valley in Oregon since that time.
Dr. Maxwell also consults for Oregon State University Veterinary School in Corvallis, Oregon.
Dr. Gia Klauss
Dr. Klauss graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine in 1999. She completed a one-year Internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at the Animal Medical Center in NYC. She returned to the University of Wisconsin for a Fellowship in Ocular Pathology. She then completed a Residency in Comparative Ophthalmology at the University of Missouri. She was an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine from 2005-2010, where she was head of the Ophthalmology service in the teaching hospital, and course coordinator of didactic and clinical teaching in Comparative Ophthalmology. Dr. Klauss currently practices at Columbia River Veterinary Specialists in Vancouver, WA. She frequently provides continuing education to veterinarians and veterinary technicians locally in Oregon and Washington, and nationally with VetLectures. She is a dynamic and engaging lecturer, and has received an award for excellence in clinical teaching at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Klauss has lectured extensively in the academic setting and at national meetings. She has scientific publications in Veterinary Ophthalmology, Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, American Journal of Veterinary Research, Veterinary Pathology, and Veterinary Clinics of North America - Small Animal Practice.
Dr. Nick Millichamp
Ocular Photography in General Practice
Nick Millichamp graduated from the Royal Veterinary College, University of London, England in 1978. After spending time in small animal practice he spent three years involved in doctoral research on inherited retinal degenerations and retinal surgery in dogs at the Animal Health Trust, Newmarket, and the Institute of Ophthalmology, University of London. Looking for a more favorable climate, he spent the next three years at the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida completing a residency in comparative ophthalmology. He completed the certification examinations of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists in 1985 and the Diploma of Veterinary Ophthalmology examination of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in 1986. He was elected as a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists in 2004.
Dr. Millichamp was staff ophthalmologist at the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, and faculty member in the Department of Small Animal Clinical Studies at Texas A&M University from 1986 - 2009. His clinical and research interests focused on the pharmacology of ocular inflammation, ocular surgery, ophthalmic telemedicine and imaging, and ocular disease in exotic species. He was a consultant for Central Texas Veterinary Ophthalmology in Austin, Texas for several years. In 2009 he joined the national veterinary ophthalmology group Eye Care for Animals, and opened an office in Houston,Texas.