2015

Dr. Kathleen Barrie - Eyelid Surgical Procedures for Private Practitioners

Dr. Noelle McNabb - Small Nicks to Train Wrecks - Urgent Care of Ophthalmic Emergencies

Dr. Kenneth Abrams - Ten Mistakes to Avoid Managing your Eye Cases and Cataract Confusion Clarified

Dr. Kate Myrna - Feline Ophthalmology and Glaucoma in Private Practice

Dr. Timothy Cutler - Guided Tour of the Retina in Photos and The Red Eye - Where to Begin


Speakers

Dr. Kathleen Barrie

Eyelid Surgical Procedures for Private Practitioners

Dr. Kathleen Barrie graduated from Michigan State University, College of Veterinary Medicine in 1975. She then completed a small animal internship at one of the first specialty clinics in the US, Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital, Copley OH. While there Dr. Parshall, one of the charter members of the ACVO, introduced her to oculoplastics. With the help of Dr. Wyman who had a passion for anatomy, she began her residency sharing time at Ohio State and private specialty practice. After two years, she joined Dr. Gelatt at the University of Florida. She remained at Florida receiving a NIH special fellowship completing a MS at the University of Florida’s medical school and becoming board certified in ophthalmology in 1979. Working with MDs furthered her passion and exposure to oculoplastics.

Dr. Barrie left the University to start her own ophthalmology practice (first in Tampa, FL) where she practiced for 25 years. During those years, she remained as an adjunct professor at the University of Florida. She sold her practice to Blue Pearl Specialty Hospital to return to the University of Florida where she spent the last seven years before retiring as a full Clinical Professor in July 2011. For the past four years, she has been president of the Barrie Animal Eye Consulting. Dr. Barrie’s passion for corrective eyelid surgery in all species has been cultivated over 30 years!


Dr. Noelle McNabb

Small Nicks to Train Wrecks - Urgent Care of Ophthalmic Emergencies

Dr. Noelle McNabb is a 1993 graduate of Michigan State University, College of Veterinary Medicine. Following an internship year at Angell Memorial Animal Hospital in Jamaica Plain, MA, she completed a residency in Comparative Ophthalmology at the University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine.  She was awarded Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists in 1997.  Dr. McNabb practiced in the Boston area for several years, establishing ophthalmology service departments at both Angell Memorial Animal Hospital, and Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital in Woburn, MA. Dr. McNabb returned to Florida and group specialty practice in 2006.  In 2011, Dr. McNabb founded Animal Eye Specialists, a mobile ophthalmology practice in greater Tampa Bay, and concurrently joined Animal Eye Associates, in Maitland, FL.  In 2014, Dr. McNabb relocated to California, and founded Animal Vision Care & Surgical Center in Studio City.

 

Passionate about equine ophthalmology, Dr. McNabb has also provided ophthalmology services at several equine referral hospitals over the years including Rochester Equine Center in Rochester, NH, Peterson & Smith Equine Hospital in Ocala, FL, and Caledon Equine Hospital in Caledon, ON. Dr. McNabb’s latest textbook chapter appears in Current Therapy in Equine Medicine, Volume 7, which was published in 2014.


Dr. Kenneth Abrams

Ten Mistakes to Avoid Managing your Eye Cases and Cataract Confusion Clarified

Dr. Ken Abrams is a native Rhode Islander, attending school through his bachelor’s degree at the University of Rhode Island.  After URI it was off to Stillwater, Oklahoma to obtain his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from Oklahoma State University in 1985.  He completed his small animal medicine and surgery internship at the prestigious Angell Memorial Animal Hospital in Boston in 1985-86 and served as ‘pinch hit’ ophthalmologist at Angell during Dr. Rhea Morgan’s sabbatical in 1987-88.  He then pursued his advanced training in his residency in comparative ophthalmology at the University of Tennessee.  It was back to New England where he was staff ophthalmologist at the Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine and Angell Memorial Animal Hospital (1990-92), during which time he achieved his board-certification in veterinary ophthalmology in the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ACVO).  In 1992 he started his own referral veterinary ophthalmology practice, Veterinary Ophthalmology Services, in Warwick, Rhode Island where he has been for the past 23 years.  In 2012, he joined his practice with the national group, Eye Care for Animals.

Dr. Abrams is the author of several scientific articles and textbook chapters with a strong clinical interest in retinal disease, intraocular surgery, laser surgery, and glaucoma.  Since the practice has a very large caseload, he has published a number of review articles on various diseases, including research into the mysterious, blinding retinal disease called Sudden Acquired Retinal Degeneration Syndrome or SARDS.

  • Native Rhode Islander: 1978, B.S. Zoology, University of Rhode Island
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, 1985, Oklahoma State University
  • Internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, 1985-86, Angell Memorial Animal Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Residency in Comparative Ophthalmology, 1988-90, University of Tennessee, College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Staff Ophthalmologist: 1990-92, Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Staff Ophthalmologist: 1990-92- Angell Memorial Animal Hospital
  • President/Founder- Veterinary Ophthalmology Services, Inc. 1992-2012; Warwick, Rhode Island
  • Eye Care for Animals- Warwick, Rhode Island; staff ophthalmologist, 2012-present
  • Past President: American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ACVO).

Special Interest: Intraocular surgery, Retinal diseases, Glaucoma


Dr. Kate Myrna

Feline Ophthalmology and Glaucoma in Private Practice

Dr. Kate Myrna has a BA from Vassar College and received her DVM from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 2004.  She completed a 1-year internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at Western College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan, and went on to complete a 1-year specialty internship at Angell Animal Medical Center – Western New England. Dr. Myrna then completed a Residency in Comparative Ophthalmology and obtained a Master of Science in Comparative Biomedical Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  

Dr. Myrna has been teaching at the University of Georgia since 2010 where she has been recognized for her teaching and engaging lecture style through the Zoetis Distinguished Teaching award, multiple student teaching awards and a Lilly Teaching Fellowship.

Dr. Myrna’s research focuses on corneal wound healing as well as the role of tear cortisol levels on ocular health. She has authored or co-authored over 20 research abstracts and journal articles as well as multiple book chapters.

Dr. Myrna is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists.


Dr. Timothy Cutler

Guided Tour of the Retina in Photos and The Red Eye - Where to Begin

Tim J. Cutler is a veterinary ophthalmologist and internist in private practice in West Palm Beach, Wellington and Coral Springs, Florida. He graduated from University College Dublin's Veterinary College of Ireland in 1993, and then completed an internship, post-graduate training in Internal Medicine (1997), MS degree (1999), and Ophthalmology (2002) all at the University of Florida. He has a broad range of experience that spans from teaching at Florida and Auburn University to multispecialty hospital and private practice office settings. He has a strong interest in cataract, lens and corneal surgery and repair of deep ulcers by transplantation, ocular manifestations of systemic disease, and glaucoma. He also has a busy equine practice in Wellington particularly during the Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF), and enjoys his work with exotic, safari and non-traditional patients at a number of institutions in southern Florida. He is a frequent speaker at local, national and international meetings, and presents in ophthalmology wet labs for family practice veterinarians. When he is not wielding a slit-lamp, tonometer or ophthalmoscope he enjoys diving and the ocean, running, hiking, motorcycles and the outdoors, and time with the family dogs. His presentations will be dominated by photographs and images rather than words, as a visual tour through the eye and its many paradigms, with tips and tricks scattered throughout. 

Tim J. Cutler is a veterinary ophthalmologist and internist in private practice in West Palm Beach, Wellington and Coral Springs, Florida. He graduated from University College Dublin's Veterinary College of Ireland in 1993, and then completed an internship, post-graduate training in Internal Medicine (1997), MS degree (1999), and Ophthalmology (2002) all at the University of Florida. He has a broad range of experience that spans from teaching at Florida and Auburn University to multispecialty hospital and private practice office settings. He has a strong interest in cataract, lens and corneal surgery and repair of deep ulcers by transplantation, ocular manifestations of systemic disease, and glaucoma. He also has a busy equine practice in Wellington particularly during the Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF), and enjoys his work with exotic, safari and non-traditional patients at a number of institutions in southern Florida. He is a frequent speaker at local, national and international meetings, and presents in ophthalmology wet labs for family practice veterinarians. When he is not wielding a slit-lamp, tonometer or ophthalmoscope he enjoys diving and the ocean, running, hiking, motorcycles and the outdoors, and time with the family dogs. His presentations will be dominated by photographs and images rather than words, as a visual tour through the eye and its many paradigms, with tips and tricks scattered throughout.