Have a complex ophthalmology case with your patient and seeking guidance? Look no further! We’re delighted to extend complimentary consultations exclusively to veterinarians in Colorado. Request Consultation

Registration for the annual ACVO free eye exam event begins on April 1st at 8am. For more information, visit www.acvoeyeexam.org.

Community Involvement

We’ll support local pet nonprofits from day one. Right now, we’ll offer highly discounted premium eye care to Freedom Service Dogs.

Community Involvement

At Mountain Star, We Help Animals That We Will Never Meet

Telehealth

Our doctors provide free ophthalmology telehealth consults to Colorado veterinarians.    

Continuing Education

We provide free, quarterly ophthalmic surgery workshops at Mountain Star, attended by veterinarians and veterinary students alike. Attendees are provided with the appropriate ophthalmic instruments and mentored in the techniques so that they can expertly help their future patients with eyelid conditions.

Supporting the Dumb Friends League

Dr Chavkin has provided on-site mentorship for DFL doctors for commonly performed ophthalmic surgeries.  Mountain Star has donated the proper ophthalmic surgical instruments so that shelter animals can receive the best possible care.

We offer free and reduced-rate services to our nonprofit partners within the community

Since opening our doors, we have donated over $35,000 in discounted and free services to our nonprofit partners. We provide free eye examinations every May as part of the ACVO National Service Dog Exam Event.

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Mountain Star Veterinary Specialists certify Freedom Service Dogs to begin training for military personnel.

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Proud Sponsor of Cherry Creek ​Dog Of​f-Leash Area

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A longtime and devoted supporter of the Dumb Friends League, founder Dr Matt Chavkin donates his time and expertise by mentoring their veterinarians on ophthalmology care and procedures for their shelter patients. In 2023, Mountain Star recently donated $2K worth of new surgical instruments to the DFL to help upgrade their clinic.

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Giving Back Recaps

Pickles came to see us at the ACVO free eye check event. He was born with a cleft lip and neurological damage to one side of his face. His dad, a paramedic, wanted Dr Chavkin’s reassurance that his eyesight isn’t affected. Pickles has an incredible sense of smell. His family adopted him to be a family dog but noticed his skill early on. At only 6 months old, Pickles is training to be part of the elite FEMA disaster cadaver search dog team. He’ll help bring calm to terrible situations and provide closure for families who lose loved ones. If selected, he’ll be 1 of 100 FEMA search dogs in the US (and only 1 of 2 in Colorado!).