Our Staff


Lana Linton, DVM, DACVO

Dr. Linton is a 1980 graduate of the University of Missouri, College of Veterinary Medicine. She practiced small animal medicine in Las Vegas for nine years and then returned to UMC where she completed a three-year ophthalmology residency. In 1993 she established Animal Eye Center, Inc. in Rocklin, CA. Her special interests include cataract and glaucoma surgeries. Dr. Linton is board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists.

Dr. Christian Munevar, Veterinary Ophthalmology Resident

Dr. Munevar is a California native and graduated from the University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 2018 where his interest in veterinary ophthalmology began. He went on to complete a small animal rotating internship at the University of Pennsylvania and has returned to California for his veterinary ophthalmology residency. Having grown up with rabbits, Dr. Munevar has a special interest in ophthalmic diseases of exotics and wildlife. Dr. Munevar started his 3-year ACVO accredited Ophthalmology Residency program at Animal Eye Center in August 2019.

Dr. Sydney Edwards, Veterinary Ophthalmologist

Dr. Edwards is originally from Charlotte, North Carolina. She received her DVM from North Carolina State University in 2013. Following graduation, she completed a small animal rotating internship at Ohio State University. In 2018, she became board certified after completing a four-year ophthalmology residency at the University of California, Davis.
Dr. Edwards then spent two years in private ophthalmology practice in Charlotte, NC before returning to UC Davis for a one year clinical instructor position. Dr. Edwards joined the ophthalmology team at Animal Eye Center in July 2021. Her special interests include ocular surface neoplasia, cataract and glaucoma surgery, and equine ophthalmology.

Dr. Bactelius Turicea, Veterinary Ophthalmologist Intern

grew up in Transilvania, Romania. He received his DVM from the University of Veterinary Medicine, Cluj- Napoca, Romania. He did an internship at the University of Veterinary Medicine Toulouse, France where he spent time in the ophthalmology department. This sparked his interest in ophthalmology and prompted him to move to Canada in 2015 to pursue his goal of becoming a veterinary ophthalmologist. In Canada he worked as a shift leader in a critical care veterinary specialty hospital in Vancouver, Canada. He completed a small animal rotating internship at the Ontario Veterinary College, Guelph, Canada in 2019 and since that time had been an associate veterinarian in an emergency practice in Kelowna, Canada.

Dr. Turicea joined our team at Animal Eye Center as a veterinary ophthalmology intern in July 2021. His goal is to become an ACVO board certified veterinary ophthalmologist.