Dr. Terri McCalla
Terri McCalla DVM MS DACVO
Over the past 30+ years, Dr. Terri McCalla has helped thousands of animals with ocular disease. For Dr. McCalla, veterinary ophthalmology is not only her career but her passion. Since kindergarten she wanted to be a veterinarian. As soon as she discovered veterinary ophthalmology while a freshman in veterinary school, she knew that this was the career for her. Eyes are amazing structures, and so much can go wrong with these incredibly complex organs of sight, especially in purebred dogs. Restoring an animal’s vision and improving the quality of life of a pet with ocular disease never gets old.
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 supplement for canine vision health. In 2006, Dr. McCalla began collaborating with other specialists in co-inventing an innovative vision supplement for dogs. The high-quality supplement is specifically and scientifically designed to meet the needs of canine eyes. Its patented formulation combines several different natural antioxidants including grape-seed extract, lutein and omega-3 fatty acids to synergistically support canine eye health.
Dr. McCalla lives in Bellingham with her husband Tom who is a watercolor artist and physical therapist, and their two children, their cats, and their chocolate Labrador Retriever. She enjoys the Pacific Northwest outdoors with her family, and loves all that Bellingham has to offer.