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Dogs and Cats Emergency & Specialty


Clients are often referred to a pet ophthalmologist for a variety of eye-related issues, including cataracts, glaucoma, corneal ulcers, cherry eye, and uveitis, as well as retinal diseases, eyelid abnormalities, dry eye, eye trauma, and tumors. These conditions necessitate specialized veterinary eye care to ensure the best possible outcome for your pet's eye health. To accurately diagnose and treat these issues, we offer a range of advanced diagnostic, medical, and surgical services tailored to the specific needs of each case:

  • Comprehensive Ophthalmic Examinations: Utilizing advanced techniques such as slit lamp biomicroscopy, indirect ophthalmoscopy, tonometry, tear assessment, fluorescein staining, and gonioscopy to accurately assess eye health.

  • Advanced Diagnostic Tools: Incorporating state-of-the-art methods like Electroretinography, Ultrasonic biomicroscopy, and imaging technologies such as CT and MRI for detailed ocular evaluations.

  • Cataract Surgery: Employing the latest surgical equipment and techniques, including intraocular lens implantation and sulcus lenses, to restore vision effectively.

  • Glaucoma Management: Offering cutting-edge treatments such as laser cycloablation, gonioimplantation, along with the latest in medical therapy to control this condition.

  • Eyelid and Blepharoplasty Procedures: Performing specialized eyelid surgeries and advanced blepharoplastic techniques, including rotating and advancement flaps for various eyelid conditions.

  • Cryotherapy for Eyelash and Hair Abnormalities: Utilizing cryotherapy to safely and effectively remove abnormal eyelashes and hairs, preventing irritation and discomfort.

Dr. Weigt cuddling a dog at Dogs and Cats Veterinary Referral & Emergency

Meet the Doctor

Dr. Weigt


Dr. Anne Weigt is a highly accomplished veterinary ophthalmologist with over two decades of expertise. She obtained her DVM from the University of Tennessee and pursued a small animal medical and surgical internship at VCA Franklin Park in Chicago. Her residency in Ophthalmology was completed at the VA-MD Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Weigt has significantly contributed to the field since 2001, starting her single-doctor practice in Annapolis, MD, named Animal Eye Care, and expanding it to five hospitals within ten years. Outside of her professional life, Dr. Weigt enjoys a rich personal life. She shares her home with her husband, Lee, her standard poodle, Jolene, and her cats, Billie and Chloe.

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To start the process of scheduling an appointment with Ophthalmology, please submit an appointment request form. Once the form is completed, you will receive a phone call or e-mail from one of our Customer Service Representatives to complete your request. If a team member does not follow-up within 48 hours of the request, please give us a call at (301) 809-8800 to confirm we received your submission.