Equine Ophthalmology at New Bolton Center

The Ophthalmology Service at New Bolton Center provides complete ocular examination and diagnostics including slit lamp biomicroscopy, tonometry, ophthalmoscopy, ocular ultrasound, and electroretinography.

The Ophthalmology Service treats eye conditions such as corneal ulcers, Equine Recurrent Uveitis, cataracts, and glaucoma. A full range of ocular surgery is offered for conditions including lid lacerations, deep corneal ulcers or perforations, periocular tumors, and cataracts.

For patients requiring intensive treatment and close monitoring, hospitalization is available for round-the-clock care.


Contact Ophthalmology

Appointments: 610-925-6111

To schedule an appointment with a board-certified veterinary ophthalmologist, call Mrs. Emily Daignault-Salvaggio during regular business hours.

Emergencies: 610-444-5800

If you have an ocular emergency after business hours, call Emergency Services to be seen by an emergency doctor, with an ophthalmologist consulting as available. Emergency services are available 24 hours/ day, 7 days/week, 365 days/year.

Dr. Nunnery gives an eye examVeterinary ophthalmology is the specialty dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the eye.

To become a board certified veterinary ophthalmologist (i.e., a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists, or DACVO), a veterinarian must complete at least one year in an internship or general practice, then a three-year residency specializing in ophthalmology, and pass a certifying examination indicating that the veterinarian is competent to practice the specialty of ophthalmology.

Veterinary ophthalmologists are trained to treat eye diseases in all animal species, although many work in hospitals serving either small or large animals.

There are currently about 350 practicing veterinary ophthalmologists in the U.S.

Clinical Team
  Name Title
Dr. Catherine Nunnery, ophthalmology
 Catherine Nunnery, DVM, DACVO
Staff Ophthalmologist
Kathryn Wotman, Penn Vet, ophthalmology Kathryn Wotman, DVM, (Ophthalmology), DACVO and DACVIM Clinical Associate-Ophthalmology
Nicole Scherrer, Penn Vet, ophthalmology Nicole Scherrer, DVM
Resident, Ophthalmology
Dr. Simone Iwage, Penn VetSimone Iwabe, DVM Resident
  • Corneal ulcers
  • Cataracts
  • Glaucoma
  • Squamous cell carcinoma
  • Equine Recurrent Uveitis
  • Blindness

American College of Veterinary Ophthalmlogists: http://www.acvo.org
International Equine Ophthalmology Consortium: http://www.equineophtho.org/