Veterinary Ophthalmology Service at VSES
The ophthalmology department at VSES has the training, equipment, and expertise to diagnose and treat a variety of conditions related to the function and structure of the eyes. We are dedicated to providing extraordinary care for animals with eye disorders, enhancing quality of life by improving vision, and relieving discomfort from painful eye diseases. As the only board-certified veterinary ophthalmologist in the greater Rochester area, VSES offers the highest level of eye care without the need for added travel.
Please note: Our ophthalmology services are offered part-time. Please contact us to check our availability.
Meet Our Ophthalmologist
VMD, Diplomate ACVO
Dr. Seth Koch will be providing ophthalmology consults and performing non-cataract related surgeries at VSES. Born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y., Dr. Koch received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Pennsylvania in 1965. He received an NIH Fellowship to study ophthalmology at the University of Pennsylvania Medical School and earned a Master’s Degree in comparative ophthalmology from the Graduate School of Medicine and the Veterinary School.
Dr. Koch is a pioneer in veterinary ophthalmology, specializing in the medical and surgical treatment of acute and chronic eye problems in companion and exotic animals. He has treated a variety of animals, including an African lion, a Komodo dragon, a panda, elephants, and birds. Before joining the medical staff at VSES, Dr. Koch was a consultant to the Chesapeake Wildlife Foundation and the National Zoo.