Pacific Animal Eye Care is a veterinary ophthalmology clinic and Dr. Nicole Roybal is a board-certified veterinary ophthalmologist.
We offer advanced diagnostic and treatment options for your pet's eye problems such as cataracts, glaucoma, complicated corneal ulceration, keratoconjunctivitis sicca (dry eye), eyelid abnormalities, uveitis and ocular trauma.
We also perform OFA examinations for eye certification in purebred dogs. The goal of these exams is to help identify possible genetic eye conditions in breeding dogs so that they are not passed on to future generations. This helps to improve eye health within the breed. Examples of serious eye conditions with a probable genetic component include cataracts, primary lens luxation and retinal atrophy.
We are a referral-based specialty practice which means most of our patients are sent to us by their family veterinarian after being diagnosed with a complex eye problem. However, we do not require a referral if you do not have a primary care vet and you feel that the eye condition may require the help of a specialist.
We are a family-owned and operated business. Dr. Roybal provides the medical care and her husband Jason is responsible for running the business aspect of the practice. When not at work, they are both busy chasing around their two small children and keeping up with their menagerie of pets including dogs, cats, fish, a tortoise and a flock of chickens.
Our facility includes the following specialty equipment:
Slit lamp biomicroscope and indirect ophthalmoscope for in-depth, highly magnified examination of the eyes
Rebound tonometer to measure eye pressure
Phacoemulsification unit to remove cataracts
Cryosurgery unit to treat eyelid growths, abnormal lashes and other conditions responsive to cryotherapy
Electroretinogram (ERG) to assess retinal function
Ocular ultrasound machine
Operating microscope and microsurgical instruments for complex eye surgeries