Our Veterinary Opthalmology Hospitals
Animal Eye Associates was founded in January of 1992 by Dr. Daniel Priehs. Originally located in Winter Park, we moved to Maitland in 1998 after construction of a full service referral center and association with Affiliated Veterinary Specialists. To accommodate our growing needs in 2004 we built our current animal eye clinic facility, which is shared with Veterinary Dermatology Center and adjacent to Affiliated Veterinary Services. Dr. Heidi Denis joined Animal Eye Associates in 2001, and Dr. Melanie Church followed in 2014. Dr. Caryn Plummer, Service Chief of Ophthalmology, University of Florida Small Animal Hospital occasionally sees patients at our Maitland office. On March 23, 2015 we opened our second full service hospital in the Waterford Lakes area, where we share a facility with Affiliated Veterinary Specialists and The Veterinary Emergency Clinic of Central Florida.
Over the years, our animal eye specialists have been privileged to serve the Central Florida veterinary and pet-owning community, providing the highest-quality eye care to our patients. In addition to the traditional pets, we also work with Sea World, Walt Disney World, Central Florida Zoo and Florida Audubon Society to address their animals’ eye care needs. Animal Eye Associates has had a long association with Canine Companions for Independence, donating our professional veterinary ophthalmology services for these highly trained assistance dogs.