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Southern Eye Clinic for Animals


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The Southern Eye Clinic for Animals is an independent veterinary specialty practice that is strictly limited to diagnostics and treatment of abnormalities of the eye or vision in all animals.

Dr. Wolf and his staff are proud to welcome you to our facility and are dedicated to providing state-of-the-art medical and surgical ophthalmic services for your pet.

Our Mission

Our mission is to enhance the bond between our clients and their pets by providing an advanced level of professional care and personalized advice about the health and comfort of eyes in animals. Achieving our mission requires a coordinated, cooperative effort among the pet’s primary care veterinarian, caregiver and the specialist.

About Dr. Wolf

Dr. Wolf earned his DVM degree from The Ohio State University in 1968 and 5 years later became the first veterinarian accepted for comparative ophthalmology residency at the University of Illinois Medical College, where his research focused on retinal diseases and cataracts.

In 1976 Dr. Wolf earned his Diplomate status as a ‘board certified veterinary ophthalmologist’ and was accepted into membership of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ACVO). He has since served on the board of directors and as president of the ACVO.

He has been a faculty member of both the University of Florida and Ohio State University, where he taught veterinary ophthalmology, and has authored numerous articles for scientific journals and textbooks. Many of the veterinarians in western Florida were Dr. Wolf's students.

Dr. Wolf has operated his veterinary ophthalmic referral service, Southern Eye Clinic for Animals in Tampa, FL since 1991. The specialty clinic on Hoover Blvd (near the Tampa Intl Airport) is dedicated, and strictly limited, to veterinary ophthalmology (diagnosis and treatment of animal eye diseases).

More than 4,000 animals each year receive care from Dr. Wolf, who’s had experience with just about the entire animal kingdom including horses, elephants, all manner of birds (even ostriches), tigers and yaks. Dr. Wolf makes house calls to treat large animals that won’t make it through the front door of his office and consults with Busch Gardens Animal Park and Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa.

Dr. Wolf In the Media

We're proud that Southern Eye Clinic and Dr. Wolf were recently featured in Tampa's webnews weekly report. Read the article here.

Dr. Wolf participates in National Service Dog Eye Exam Event.

Follow Cami the supermodel through her eye treatment.

Learn about Mishka, the search and rescue poodle.

Service Dogs can get free exams in May: http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/viewart/20130413/GPG04/304130225/Service-dogs-can-get-free-eye-exams-May