What we do

At Mountain Star Veterinary Specialists, we provide the highest quality care by focusing on clinical excellence, effective communication, and healthy practice culture.

Pet Ophthalmology & Dermatology

You know your pet best. If you notice symptoms like cloudy eyes, eye discharge, hair loss, or head shaking, it might be time to give us a call.


  • Accurate diagnosis of eye conditions in dogs and cats
  • Comprehensive ophthalmic exams
  • Corneal grafts
  • Cryosurgery for distichiasis, ectopic cilia, ocular tumors
  • Cutting-edge technology
  • Enucleations (eye removal)
  • Extensive diagnostic testings
  • Eyelid reconstructive surgeries
  • Glaucoma shunts
  • Intraocular lens implantation
  • Intraocular prosthesis
  • Laser therapy for glaucoma and intraocular tumors
  • Luxated lens removals
  • OFA Eye Certification exams
  • Phacoemulsification cataract surgeries
  • Repair of detached retinas
  • Repair of prolapsed third eyelid gland (cherry eye repair)
  • Repair of traumatic injuries to the globe
  • Superficial keratectomy


Diagnosis and management of:

  • Alopecias/hair loss disorders
  • Microneedling for certain hair loss disorders
  • Allergic skin diseases
    • Atopic dermatitis (environmental allergies)
    • Food allergies/cutaneous adverse food reaction
  • Autoimmune/immune mediated skin diseases
  • Bacterial skin disease
  • Claw disorders
  • Drug reactions
  • Ear diseases
  • Ectoparasitic skin diseases (fleas, mites, etc)
  • Endocrine/metabolic skin diseases
  • Feline skin diseases
  • Fungal skin diseases (including ringworm)
  • Oncologic skin diseases/skin cancers
  • Perianal fistulas
  • Pododermatitis (infection/inflammation of the paws)
  • Viral skin diseases

Diagnostics performed:


  • CO2 laser surgery; beneficial for the following conditions:
    • Interdigital nodules/cysts and furunculosis
    • Hyperplastic sebaceous gland
    • Hemangiomas and cutaneous hemangiosarcomas
    • Skin and ear tumors (non-invasive, uncomplicated)
    • Viral papillomas (warts) and plaques
  • CT scan of the head and bulla (middle and inner ears)
  • Cytology of the skin and ears
  • Deep ear cleaning/flushing and ear canal mass removal with video otoscopy (under general anesthesia)
  • Elimination diet trials
  • Fine needle aspiration of skin growths
  • Intradermal (skin) allergy testing for environmental allergies and hyposensitization therapy (allergy vaccines – oral or injectable)
  • Skin cultures (bacterial and fungal)
  • Skin biopsy and dermatohistopathology
  • Trichograms/hair shaft analysis
  • Video otoscopic exams
  • Aural hematoma repair