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This course will help you become an expert in the diagnosis and management of common ocular and periocular conditions in dogs and cats. You will learn how to use traditional and non-invasive diagnostic tools to make a diagnosis, and when to refer your pet to a specialist. Designed for veterinary students who have completed their externship or who are planning to complete their externship in ophthalmology.

You will learn:

  • Anatomy of the eye
  • Examining the eye
  • Instrumentation and patient preparation
  • Surgical conditions of the eyelid
  • Surgical conditions of the cornea
  • Surgical conditions of the globe

Penelope Goddard

Specialisation: Ophthalmology


Penelope Goddard is a specialist veterinary ophthalmologist who enjoys teaching undergraduate students and practitioners about diseases of the eye. She has a particular interest in cataracts and glaucoma, two common eye conditions in older animals. She has worked at the University of Pennsylvania's College of Veterinary Medicine since 2008. Dr. Hampson has also authored several book chapters and abstracts, presented her research at conferences, served on the organizing committee for veterinary ophthalmology meetings.

Course reviews

"I learned a lot of handy new tips. Refined procedures that I am already doing and enjoyed learning brand new techniques I haven’t done before."
"This course is a wonderful way to become more confident with procedures that will allow for better standard of care and level of proficiency."