Nunnery Joins Penn Vet as Large Animal Ophthalmologist

Catherine Nunnery, DVM, has joined the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine's (Penn Vet) New Bolton Center as a large animal ophthalmologist. She will begin seeing cases on Sept. 3.

Nunnery will lead the experts in New Bolton Center’s Ophthalmology Service in providing complete ocular examinations, diagnostics, and treatment, and performing surgeries for lid lacerations, deep corneal ulcers or perforations, periocular tumors, and cataracts.

Prior to joining New Bolton Center, Nunnery served as president and ophthalmologist of Equine Veterinary Vision, Inc., an ambulatory large animal ophthalmology practice in Maryland and Virginia. She was also a staff ophthalmologist at VCA Veterinary Referral Associates in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

Nunnery graduated from Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 2005. She completed an internship at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital, in Lexington, Kentucky, in 2006 and a residency in comparative ophthalmology at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 2009.

“I am excited to join Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center to continue Dr. Mary Utter's (DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVO) legacy of providing excellent large animal ophthalmic care and education," Nunnery said.

Ray Sweeney, VMD, Dipl. ACVIM, chief of the section of medicine and ophthalmology, added, "We are delighted to have recruited Dr. Nunnery to lead our Ophthalmology Service at the New Bolton Center. Her strong equine background and expertise in all aspects of ophthalmology will ensure the continued high quality of care provided by this service."

Nunnery’s areas of research include equine ophthalmology, equine glaucoma, new surgical techniques for equine corneal disease, and pharmacology and ocular drug delivery. An experienced equestrian who has managed two large sports horse farms, Nunnery has spoken extensively on equine ophthalmologic issues at seminars across the country and shown a dedication to teaching veterinary students.

She is a member of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists, the International Equine Ophthalmology Consortium, and the American Veterinary Medical Association.

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