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Veterinary Services

At Animal Eye Center, you can trust that your pets are in great hands. Our compassionate, skillful veterinary staff are here to help when you need us most. We look forward to seeing you soon!

veterinarian taking care of two puppies

Veterinary Services in Rocklin, CA

Animal Eye Center offers state-of-the-art medical diagnostics and surgical procedures, including phacoemulsification with intraocular lens implantation. AEC’s surgical facility is one of the few in Northern California equipped to perform Ahmed Gonioimplant and Endolaser Cyclophotocoagulation (ECP) surgeries to treat glaucoma.

Common Conditions

Eye Problems
  • Cataracts
  • Glaucoma
  • Eye trauma
  • Uveitis (eye inflammation)
  • Vision loss
  • KCS (dry eye)
  • Ocular tumors
  • Corneal Ulcers and Perforations
  • Retinal disease
  • Lens luxations
  • Eyelid disorders (entropion, distichia)
  • Episcleritis/Scleritis
  • Congenital Abnormalities
  • Feline Herpes Keratitis
  • Corneal Dystrophy/ Degeneration
  • Several Others


What is a cataract?
A cataract refers to an opacity of the lens. The lens is suspended behind the pupil opening in the eye and focuses light onto the retina. The lens opacity or cataract may be small and not affect vision, or it can involve the entire lens resulting in complete blindness. Cataracts can start out as a small opacity and progress to a complete cataract. Animals can be born with cataracts (congenital), or they can develop them secondary to a genetic defect (inherited), old age (senile), or a metabolic defect (diabetic). Some cataracts develop secondary to chronic inflammation in the eye, or they can occur after severe trauma to the eye.

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pet wearing glasses


What is a glaucoma?
Glaucoma is increased fluid pressure inside the eye. Normal intraocular pressures (IOP) are below 25 mmHg. When IOP increases over 40 mmHg, severe damage to the retina and optic nerve occurs, and the eye can lose vision within 24 hours. Eyes have a continual production and drainage of fluid or aqueous humor within the eye. Glaucoma occurs as an inherited defect of the drainage angle (primary) where the aqueous humor flows out of the eye or because of an abnormality within the eye (secondary).

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Exotic Animals

Exotics Treated:
  • Birds
  • Reptiles
  • Amphibians
  • Rabbits
  • Pocket Pets
  • Livestock
  • Zoo Animals
  • Wildlife
  • Fish

Conditions that may benefit from referral to a veterinary ophthalmologist include:

  • =Cataracts
  • =Glaucoma
  • =Eye trauma
  • =Uveitis (eye inflammation)
  • =Vision loss
  • =Keratoconjunctivitis sicca (dry eye)
  • =Ocular tumors
  • =Corneal ulcers
  • =Retinal disease
  • =Lens luxations
  • =Eyelid disorders (entropion, distichia)
  • =CAER & Wildlife Exams