Accurately diagnosing and treating a sick calf or operating on a tiny Chihuahua’s leg takes expert skill and advanced training. The presence of certain medical conditions can sometimes first be recognized by your Veterinary optometrist or veterinary ophthalmologist. An Veterinary ophthalmologist is a medical doctor (M.D.) specializing in wild and pet animals eye care. It is very important to have routine eye examinations even if your eyes seem healthy. By having a routine eye exam, not only will your optometrist or ophthalmologist help you obtain your best vision, but they can also detect many asymptomatic, yet treatable, eye diseases.