Animal Eye Associates of St. Louis - Veterinary Ophthalmology

Animal Eye Associates of St. Louis - Veterinary Ophthalmology

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Why Animal Eye Associates?

At Animal Eye Associates of St. Louis, your pet’s vision is our passion. Here’s why discerning pet owners trust us with the eye health of their cherished companions:

Unrivaled Expertise Our team is not just experienced; it’s composed of some of the most skilled veterinary ophthalmologists in the region, including board-certified specialists. We have a proven track record in treating a wide array of animals, from the smallest of kittens to the grandest of Great Danes.

Advanced Care We are at the forefront of veterinary eye care, incorporating the latest advancements in medical technology and techniques. This means your pet benefits from the most effective treatments available, tailored specifically to their needs.

Comprehensive Services Whether it's routine screenings, complex surgeries, or managing chronic conditions, we offer a full spectrum of ophthalmology services under one roof. Our commitment to comprehensive care saves you time and ensures continuity in your pet’s treatment.

Personalized Approach Every animal is unique, and so is our approach to their care. We work closely with you to understand your pet’s individual needs, providing personalized treatment plans and support every step of the way.

Compassionate Team We believe that technical skill must be matched with compassion. Our staff treats every pet as if they were their own, ensuring a warm, comforting environment for both you and your animal companion.

Community Trusted As a staple in the St. Louis community, we've built a reputation for excellence. Our dedication has earned us the trust of countless pet owners who wouldn't dream of going anywhere else for their pet's ophthalmology needs.

Lasting Relationships We’re more than just a clinic; we’re a part of your extended family. Our goal is to forge lasting relationships with you and your pets, supporting you through all stages of your pet’s life. When it comes to the health of your pet’s eyes, choose the provider that stands above the rest. Choose Animal Eye Associates of St. Louis—where visionary care meets a heart for animals.

Our History

In the heart of Kirkwood Missouri, a dedication to the welfare of our animal companions blossomed into what would become a beacon of hope for pet owners seeking specialized eye care: Animal Eye Associates of Saint Louis. Founded by a group of visionary veterinarians who believed every pet deserved access to cutting-edge ophthalmic care, our center opened its doors with a mission to blend compassionate care with exceptional medical expertise.


Foundation and Philosophy

Our founding principles were straightforward yet profound: to provide unparalleled veterinary ophthalmology services, uphold the highest standards of diagnosis and treatment, and foster an environment of learning and innovation.


Growth and Evolution

Through the years, we’ve expanded both in size and scope. We celebrated significant milestones along our journey, such as:


  • Pioneering Achievements: Introducing advanced surgical techniques that set new benchmarks in veterinary eye care.
  • Expansion: Our care has become so well known we needed to open another location! In Ellisville Missouri we have opened an amazing facility in order to handle the increase in demand of our services.
  • Technology and Innovation: Integrating state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment technologies that enable us to deliver superior care.
  • Community Involvement: Collaborating on research initiatives and providing educational resources to enhance the collective understanding of animal ophthalmology.

Today and Tomorrow

As Animal Eye Associates stands today, we are more than just a clinic; we are a sanctuary for healing and a hub for discovery. Our team of experts, including board-certified ophthalmologists, brings a diverse wealth of experience and knowledge, passionately working to restore and preserve the vision of our beloved patients.


We are proud not only of our technical achievements but also of the bonds we have created with pet owners and the broader Saint Louis community. Our commitment to advancing veterinary ophthalmology continues to drive us forward, as we embrace new challenges and continue to provide the unique, caring touch that has come to define Animal Eye Associates of Saint Louis.


Join us in our ongoing story as we look to the future with bright eyes and a clear vision: to ensure that every pet sees the world as wonderfully as we see them.



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Dr. Reuben Merideth-DVM, DACVO

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Dr. Kelli Zimmerman-DVM, DACVO

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Dr. Kourtney Dowler-DVM, MS

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Dr. Sommerkamp-DVM, Resident


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