Veterinary Ophthalmology Specialty Practice is a referral specialty practice limited soley to surgery and medicine of animal eye disease.
Veterinary Ophthalmology Specialty Practice is a referral specialty practice that is limited solely to the diagnosis and treatment of animal eye disease. No general veterinary care is performed. Just as your own doctor might refer you to a specialist for certain conditions, your veterinarian has recognized a problem that requires specialized tests, equipment, or treatments that can be better handled in a practice dedicated only to your pet's eyes. Your veterinarian's concern for your pet is the reason you have been referred; therefore, we will keep him/her informed of your pet's particular case.
To insure that your pet receives the highest quality of eye care available, Dr. Olivero is a "board certified" veterinary ophthalmologist. This means that after veterinary school he has completed a rigorous 3 year post-doctoral training program devoted to the study of medicine and surgery of all species of animal eyes.
Dennis K. Olivero, DVM
Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists
Dr. Olivero received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Luther College, Decorah, Iowa. He then graduated from veterinary school with honors at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine in St. Paul, MN. After serving one year as a small animal medicine and surgery intern at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Olivero completed a residency in comparative ophthalmology at North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. During that time, Dr. Olivero's research interests were pharmacology of the canine eye, disease of the lens in cats, and artificial lens implants for dogs. The results of his research projects have been published in numerous veterinary journals. He has also co-authored various other papers found in the veterinary literature. Dr. Olivero attained board certification status with the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists in 1991. Dr. Olivero has served on staff at the University of Minnesota Medical School and Veterinary College.