ABOUT US


WHAT IS A VETERINARY OPHTHALMOLOGIST?


A veterinary ophthalmologist is a doctor who has completed four years of undergraduate studies, four years of veterinary school, at least one year of internship, a three year accredited residency in ophthalmology, and has successfully passed the extremely difficult examination administered by the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists. Following all of this, the individual becomes board-certified in ophthalmology and gains the title of Diplomate. This training program prepares the doctor to be an expert in both the medical and surgical treatment of ophthalmic diseases of all animals.

DR. JOSEPH GERDING, DVM

Diplomate American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ACVO)

Dr. Gerding was born and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina. He attended North Carolina State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. After practicing as a family veterinarian, he returned to NCSU to complete a prestigious ophthalmology residency. Dr. Gerding successfully passed his specialty board examination on the first attempt to earn his Diplomate status in ophthalmology. Dr. Gerding has been published in numerous scientific journals on the subjects of general ophthalmology and equine ophthalmology. After practicing as a senior ophthalmologist in New York City, Dr. Gerding is happy to return home to North Carolina.

Dr. Gerding is highly trained in all aspects of canine, feline, and equine ophthalmology, as well as a special interest in exotic animal ophthalmology. In his spare time, he enjoys working out, traveling, and spending time with his family and friends. He shares his home with two Jack Russell Terriers and a French Bulldog.


DR. JAY HARRINGTON, DVM

Diplomate American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ACVO)

Dr. Harrington is originally from a small town in Ohio. He attended The Ohio State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. Following graduation, he completed an esteemed one-year internship at North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine and a three-year ophthalmology residency at the same institution. During his residency, Dr. Harrington published many journal articles on the subjects of cataracts and laser therapy for glaucoma. Dr. Harrington successfully passed his specialty board examination immediately following his residency to earn his Diplomate status in ophthalmology. After practicing as a veterinary ophthalmologist in Brooklyn, New York for four years, Dr. Harrington is excited to be back in North Carolina and provide his services to your pets.

Professionally, Dr. Harrington is interested in all aspects of ophthalmology, especially cataract surgery, corneal disease, and management of glaucoma. He also has a passion for equine ophthalmology. In his free time, he enjoys outdoor activities, running and spending time with his family and friends.