Dr. Terri McCalla
Terri McCalla DVM MS DACVO
Terri L. McCalla, DVM, MS, is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists. A Board-Certified Veterinary Ophthalmologist is a veterinarian who has received several years of advanced training in eye diseases of animals. This training helps ensure that your pet receives the highest level of veterinary care available for their eye problem.
Dr. Terri McCalla received her BS with distinction in Animal Health Science from the University of Arizona. She earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine with distinction from both Oregon State University and Washington State University (joint WOI program) in 1984. She completed a three year residency in Comparative Ophthalmology at the University of Missouri in 1989, and earned her Master of Science degree in Comparative Pathology in 1990. Dr. McCalla was a member of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists Examination Committee for five years, and has lectured extensively and published several scientific articles in veterinary ophthalmology. Dr. McCalla practiced in Seattle, WA before opening Animal Eye Care in Bellingham, Washington. Dr. McCalla’s clinical and research interests include cataract surgery, nutraceutical supplementation and support for the eye, uveitis, orbital disease, retinal pathology, and ocular pharmacology.
In 2005, Dr McCalla explored the possibility of creating a nutraceutical for canine vision health. In 2006, Dr. McCalla began collaborating with Dr. Carmen Colitz, a fellow board-certified veterinary ophthalmologist, and Debby Smith, chemist and compounding pharmacist, in co-inventing an innovative vision supplement for dogs. To this end, Animal HealthQuest, LLC was created as a company dedicated to providing unique, high quality nutritional supplements for domestic animals to improve the quality of life for pets and their owners. In 2010, Animal HealthQuest introduced its first product, Ocu-GLO Rx, to veterinarians and pet owners. Ocu-GLO Rx is a unique ocular supplement specifically and scientifically designed to meet the needs of canine eyes. Its patented formulation combines 12 different natural antioxidants including grapeseed extract, lutein and omega-3 fatty acids to synergistically support canine eye health, and can help slow the progression of degenerative eye diseases. (To learn more about Ocu-GLO Rx, please visit www.ocuglo.com). Dr. McCalla is also a consulting veterinarian for Animal Necessity LLC. (To learn more about Animal Necessity, please visit http://animalnecessity.com/)
Dr. McCalla lives in Bellingham with her husband Tom who is a watercolor artist and physical therapist, and their two children, their cats, and a chocolate Labrador Retriever. She enjoys the Pacific Northwest outdoors with her family, and loves all that Bellingham has to offer.