Filipe Espinheira Gomes, LMV, DACVO

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Department of Clinical Sciences

Diplomate - American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists
Assistant Professor, Section of Ophthalmology

Department of Clinical Sciences
Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
930 Campus Road, Box 34
Ithaca, NY 14853


Research/Clinical Interest

Dr. Espinheira's research is focused on advanced imaging and exotics/wildlife ocular diseases. With advanced imaging he is currently evaluating the retinas and optic nerve of cats and birds of prey using optical coherence tomography (OCT). He also performs OCT imaging in a few other species.

Education and Training

  • 2009-2012, University of Wisconsin, Residency in comparative ophthalmology
  • 2008-2009, Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, Small animal rotating internship
  • 2007-2008, Michigan State University, International surgical fellowship
  • 2005-2006, Animal Medical Centre, UK, Small animal internship
  • 2002, Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro University, Portugal, LMV


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Awards and Honors

  • 2015     Dean’s Teacher Merit Honor Roll, Louisiana State University
  • 2013     Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists
  • 2002     Scholar in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery (Leonardo DaVinci Scholarship), Barcelona University, Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital, Bellaterra, Spain