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Carl Budelsky

DVM, DACVO
Carl Budelsky
Veterinary Specialist
Ophthalmology
Carl Budelsky

At a Glance

Practicing Since:

2005

Board Certified:

Opthamology

My Pets:

Belle
Buttercup
Lilly
Reaux

Dr. Carl Budelsky is from southern Illinois and received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Illinois. He completed an ophthalmology internship in Illinois and a fellowship in ocular pathology at the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Budelsky returned to the University of Illinois for an ophthalmology residency. He is board certified and has practiced in Indiana since 2005. His professional interests include cataract surgery, ocular pathology, corneal grafts, and ocular manifestation of systemic diseases. Dr. Budelsky enjoys living in Indianapolis with his wife and pets.

Ophthalmology

While your general practitioner veterinarian can diagnose and treat many routine eye conditions, certain diseases and injuries require the care of a doctor who has had specialized, intensive training in veterinary ophthalmology in order to provide the very best outcome for your pet. Some of the diseases include but are not limited to cataracts, glaucoma, uveitis, and corneal ulcers.

What Is A Veterinary Ophthalmologist?

A veterinary ophthalmologist is a board-certified specialist in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions involving the eyes and associated structures. A veterinary ophthalmologist is someone who completed four years of veterinary school, at least one year of an internship, a three year residency in ophthalmology, and has passed examinations administered by the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists. A veterinary ophthalmologist will combine medical and surgical treatments in order to most effectively treat your pet's condition.

Why Does My Pet Need A Veterinary Ophthalmologist?

While your general practice veterinarian can handle many aspects of your pet's care, just as in human medicine, sometimes there is a need for the attention of a specialist. In some cases, your veterinarian may be able to simply consult with a specialist about your pet's care. In other cases, it may be necessary to actually refer you and your pet for more advanced diagnostics and treatment. Many eye diseases are time sensitive so prompt consultation or referral is often in you animal’s best interest.

Will My General Practice Veterinarian Still Be Involved?

Your veterinary ophthalmologist will work together with your general practice veterinarian as part of your pet's total veterinary health care team. Your general practice veterinarian will still oversee all aspects of your pet's care, but with the added, specialized input of a veterinary ophthalmologist. The additional input of the veterinary ophthalmologist will be called upon as needed as your veterinarian manages your pet's illness

Our Ophthalmology Team

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VCA Advanced Veterinary Care Center

7712 Crosspoint Commons

Fishers, IN 46038

Main: 317-578-4100

Fax: 317-578-4900

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