Cornell University Hospital for Animals


Nemo Farm Animal Hospital Services

Farm Animal
(607) 253-3100

Make an Appointment

  • Please call 607-253-3100 to make an appointment.
  • The ophthalmology service schedules appointments on most Monday and Tuesday mornings as well as some Thursdays and Fridays. The last scheduled appointment time is 1:00 p.m.
  • Please bring any pertinent medical records or have them faxed to 607-253-3787
  • It is recommended for all elective surgical appointments that your animal's temperature be checked morning and night for three to four days before your appointment. If a temperature above 101.5 degrees F is noted, please call us for recommendations or to reschedule as long transportation or anesthesia for elective surgical procedures are not recommended with a recent fever. Likewise, if your animal shows any signs of respiratory disease (coughing, nasal discharge, etc.), any lymph node enlargement or any diarrhea, please seek veterinary attention and call us to reschedule your appointment
  • Payment is required at the time of service (See Financial Info.).

Ophthalmology Service

The Ophthalmology Service at the Cornell University Nemo Farm Animal Hospital provides scheduled and emergency care for farm animals with eye and vision problems. Our entire staff consists of board-certified ophthalmologists and resident ophthalmologists-in-training who collaborate with other veterinarians and ophthalmologists around the world to provide comprehensive eye care to animals.

We offer the latest diagnostic and treatment modalities using state-of-art instrumentation and we utilize advanced surgical techniques. We work closely with other services in the hospital, particularly the Internal Medicine Service, to provide comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of the full spectrum of veterinary ophthalmic disorders and any other disorders the patient may have.

Advanced Techniques

Diagnostic Services

  • Slit lamp biomicroscopy
  • Direct and indirect ophthalmoscopy
  • Tonometry
  • Electroretinography
  • Ocular ultrasonography (standard ocular and high resolution anterior segment scans)
  • In vivo corneal confocal microscopy
  • CT and MRI scans
  • Culture, biopsy, routine lab testing plus many advanced diagnostic modalities


Surgical Services

  • Orbital and adnexal surgery
  • Squamous cell carcinoma treatments, including strontium 90 radiation treatment
  • Corneal therapeutic and reconstructive procedures, keratotomies, grafts, and transpositions
  • Cataract removal by phacoemulsification
  • Glaucoma management
  • Diode laser treatment for iris/uveal/corpora nigra cyst ablation