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At Animal Eye Care Associates
  • Experienced and Passionate

    Our veterinarians and staff are animal lovers with a wealth of experience to meet your pet's needs.

  • Multiple Locations

    We are proud to offer the convenience of seven different locations to serve you and your pet.

  • Specialized Care

    We put all of our energy and focus into taking care of your beloved pet's eyes, making us the specialists you need.

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    Brad Nadelstein, DVM,DACVO
    Dr. Brad Nadelstein graduated from North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1993. After participating in a one-year rotating internship at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, he returned to North Carolina State and completed his residency training in ophthalmology. After several years of practicing in Florida, Dr. Nadelstein moved to Hampton Roads and opened Animal Eye Care in 1997. For over 20 years, he has enthusiastically provided specialty ...
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    Robert English PhD,, DVM,DACVO
    Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists Dr. English started Animal Eye Care in 1989. He received undergraduate and DVM degrees from the University of Illinois and did his ophthalmology residency training and received a PhD in Immunology from NCSU.
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    Karen Fisher, DVM,DACVO
    Dr. Fisher has been with the Animal Eye Care group since 2008. She received her bachelor's degree in marine biology from the University of North Carolina Wilmington in 2005 before earning her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from NC State University in 2012. Dr. Fisher completed a small animal rotating internship with the Veterinary Specialty Hospital group in Cary and Raleigh prior to completing her residency program in 2018 with Animal Eye Care in Cary. Dr. Fisher has been practicing in the ...
  • Elena Rodriguez Photo
    Elena Rodriguez, DVM,MS
    Practice Limited to Diseases of the Eye Dr. Rodriguez joined the AEC in 2020 as a member of our team in the Cary office. Dr. Rodriguez obtained her DVM from the University of Missouri, gained experience in internships in Indianapolis and Long Island, and completed an ophthalmology residency and master's degree at Purdue University. She is excited to start her career in ophthalmology with Animal Eye Care.
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    Barrett W. Gift, DVM,DACVO
    Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists Dr. Gift joined AEC in 1998 and has been a critical member of our team ever since. He received his DVM from North Carolina State University and completed a Ophthalmology Residency at Animal Eye Care. From 2010 through 2015 he was the Chief Ophthalmologist at our Wilmington NC office. Dr. Gift and his family are transitioning back to the Triangle offices of AEC. He is available for appointments in Durham and Cary. His clinic research has ...
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    Ethan Hefner, DVM,DACVO
    Dr. Ethan Hefner is from Newton, NC. He completed his bachelor’s in animal science and doctor of veterinary at North Carolina State University. He then completed an equine internship at Littleton Equine Medical Center in Colorado. Dr. Hefner then went to Auburn, AL where he completed an ophthalmology specialty internship followed by the residency. At Auburn is where he met his fiancé, Dr. Roxy Rodriguez. Dr. Hefner has always been an avid horseback rider. Now that he has free time post ...
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    Roxy Rodriguez, DVM,DACVO,MS
    Dr. Roxy Rodriguez is from Ponce, Puerto Rico. She completed the pre-veterinary program at University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez Campus in 2009. In 2013, she received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Louisiana State University. Dr. Rodríguez completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery, as well as a specialty ophthalmology internship at Auburn University. From 2015-2018, she completed a residency in Ophthalmology at Auburn University in conjunction with her ...
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    Andrew Berdoulay, DVM,DACVO
    Dr. Berdoulay was born and raised in Long Island, New York. He received his bachelor’s degree in biology at the State University of New York at Stony Brook before earning his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University in 1998. He practiced general medicine for two years prior to entering a combined residency program in ophthalmology with Animal Eye Care Associates and the University of Illinois, which he successfully completed in 2004. His professional interests lie in ...
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    Andrea Leber, DVM,DECVO
    Veterinary Ophthalmologist in Virginia Dr. Andrea C. Leber was born in 1964 in Switzerland. She studied Veterinary Medicine at the University of Zuerich, Switzerland, graduating in 1988. After a three-year ophthalmology residency with Prof. Bernhard Spiess and defending a thesis on “Electroretinography in Beagles,” she worked as a staff ophthalmologist in a small animal clinic in Switzerland. She then started her own ophthalmology clinic in 1993, where she worked closely with two zoos in Basel ...
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    Laura Mancuso, DACVO,VMD
    Dr. Mancuso graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine in 2015 and recently completed a small animal rotating internship at the University of Tennessee. After completing a one-year specialty internship with Animal Eye Care, she was offered a position as a resident in comparative ophthalmology with Animal Eye Care beginning in January of 2017. Laura is originally from Leesburg, Virginia, and is happy to be back in the great state of VA. Outside of work, she ...
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    Jennifer P.. Fontenelle, DVM,DACVO,MS
    Dr. Fontenelle received her DVM from Louisiana State University and completed a Ophthalmology Residency at Colorado State University. She joined the AEC team in 2008. Her graduate work included investigation into the efficacy of topical antiviral therapy for feline herpes virus infections.
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