BluePearl Pet Hospital
Newark, DE

24/7 Emergency and Specialty

Pet ophthalmology by BluePearl.

Advanced vision and eye care to help your pet live a better, more comfortable life.

We understand that seeing your pet experience unusual symptoms or act out of the ordinary can be stressful – especially if you don’t know what’s wrong. Fortunately, our veterinary ophthalmology team is made up of experts in diagnosing and treating diseases of the eye, and we’re here to help.

Our commitment is not just to treat illnesses; it’s to enhance the well-being of your pet and be with you every step of the way.

A vet specialist holds a small grey puppy wearing a cone on an exam table.

Conditions we treat.

A BluePearl anesthesiology and pain management vet prepares to fix an anesthetic facemask on a yellow lab while a vet tech helps hold the dog on the exam table.

If your pet has an eye condition, you’ll have an entire ophthalmology team helping to improve your pet’s quality of life so you can get back to what matters most – spending precious moments together.

  • Cataracts
  • Cornea injuries
  • Retinal disease
  • Dry eye
  • Eyelid and eyelash injuries or abnormalities
  • Glaucoma
  • Inflammation and conjunctivitis
  • Third eyelid, or cherry eye

Services we offer.

Your pet will receive unparalleled medical care during their time at the hospital (and they’ll be spoiled with love and attention, too).

Advanced diagnostics

Your pet can’t tell us what’s wrong, so we use sophisticated diagnostics and imaging tools to uncover the source of the problem.

  • Electroretinography
  • Fluorescein stain
  • Indirect ophthalmoscopy
  • Tear testing
  • Tonometry
  • Gonioscopy
  • Ocular and orbital imaging
  • Slit-lamp exams

Treatment plans

Just as no two patients are the same, neither are their treatment plans. Our ophthalmology team has experience with a range of advanced procedures and minimally invasive care options to get your pet on the path to wellness, including:

  • Cataract surgery
  • Cherry eye repair
  • Glaucoma surgery
  • Orbital surgery
  • Reconstructive surgery
  • Dry eye therapy

Our board certified specialists and ophthalmology team.

Experience makes all the difference. 

Our ophthalmology team is made up of veterinarians, vet technicians and assistants, and support staff with rigorous training and experience in specialty medicine. The team works hand in hand to provide the comprehensive, compassionate care your pet needs and deserves. Because we’re a multidisciplinary hospital, the team can consult the expertise of other specialty departments, too.

Jeffrey Bowersox

Board Certified in Veterinary Ophthalmology

On the job

Dr. Jeffrey Bowersox enjoys the microsurgical aspect of ophthalmology. Some of his favorite procedures include cataract surgery, oculoplastic reconstruction and ocular surface and corneal reconstruction.

  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists
  • Residency, Ophthalmology, The Eye Clinic for Animals, Scottsdale AZ
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Veterinary Specialty Center of Connecticut, West Hartford
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus
  • Bachelor of Science, Molecular Genetics, The Ohio State University, Columbus
Off duty

Dr. Bowersox has played ice hockey since he was six. Other favorite pastimes include hiking, motorcycle riding, reading, visiting Civil War battlefields, and international travel with his two children and his bilingual wife who grew up living in various countries in Latin America. The family has two dogs, Toffee and Truffles.

Connie Yeh

Board Certified in Veterinary Ophthalmology

On the job

Dr. Connie Yeh’s particular clinical interests include blepharoplastic procedures, corneal disease, inherited retinal diseases and glaucoma.

  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists
  • Master of Science, Michigan State University, East Lansing
  • Residency, Comparative Ophthalmology, Michigan State University, East Lansing
  • Fellowship, Ophthalmology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Internship, Ophthalmology, Veterinary Specialty Center of Delaware, New Castle
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Animal Medical Center, New York, NY
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Bachelor of Arts, Chemistry, New York University, NY
Off duty

Dr. Yeh is fluent in both English and Madarin Chinese. She enjoys photography, traveling, trying new foods and wines, and watching University of Michigan football with her husband. Their family pet is a cat named Ted.

What to expect.

We want you to be prepared for your pet’s visit to the ophthalmologist, so you have one less thing to worry about. Our entire BluePearl team will be with you every step of the way.

Before your visit

  • Make an initial appointment by calling us directly or via referral from your pet’s primary vet. 
  • We’ll get records from your primary or emergency vet before your first visit and collaborate with them to discuss your pet’s history and current condition.

During your visit

  • When possible, we’ll examine your pet with you by their side to make them more comfortable. If additional tests are needed for a diagnosis, we’ll discuss those options with you.
  • You’ll have plenty of time and opportunity to ask questions as we go over your pet’s diagnosis together.
  • Before you leave, you’ll receive a detailed treatment plan, discharge instructions and any recommended medications. We’ll schedule a recheck appointment and make sure you’re aware of any symptoms you should watch out for at home.

After your visit

  • Our team will continue to partner with your primary veterinarian as part of the ongoing management of your pet’s care.
  • You know your pet better than anyone, and you play a crucial role in their treatment plan. If you have any concerns about providing care at home (such as giving medication, maintaining a specific diet or monitoring your pet’s symptoms), let us know – we’re here for you.