Dr. Penelope Wooff is a Board Certified Veterinary Ophthalmologist (DACVO) with Guardian Veterinary Centre.
What does it mean to be a Board Certified Veterinary Ophthalmologist?
To become a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists, or a Board Certified Veterinary Ophthalmologist, a person must become a veterinarian and then complete at least a 1 year rotating medicine and surgery internship. They then go on to complete a 3 year residency in which the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmology has set criteria for specific training and caseload requirements in a variety of surgical and medical treatment procedures. The resident is supervised by at least one DACVO and is monitored by committees of the ACVO before, during, and after the residency training program is completed. Once the residency is completed, the veterinarian is required to write a certifying examination. This is a multi-day process consisting of multiple written and practical components. Once successful, the veterinarian is recognized as a 'Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists'. No-one may use this title unless they have completed all of these steps.
Through Dr. Wooff's services, Guardian is able to offer both medical and surgical care for the wide variety of ophthalmic conditions.
Our fully equipped, ophthalmic operating room uses state-of-the-art anesthetic monitoring and ophthalmic surgical equipment.
Our fully equipped, ophthalmic operating room uses state-of-the-art anesthetic monitoring and ophthalmic surgical equipment.What to Expect