MEET OUR VETERINARY OPHTHALMOLOGISTS

Debra Friedman

Deborah Friedman

DVM, Diplomate ACVO

Veterinary Degree (DVM): New York State College of Veterinary Medicine – Cornell
Internship: Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, Animal Medical Center, New York City
Residency: Comparative Ophthalmology, University of Wisconsin
Board Certification: Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists

Dr. Friedman opened Animal Eye Care in 1990 in Milwaukee, then relocated to theBay Area in 1994 and opened AEC in Fremont. In 2010, she purchased Dr. Duane Flemming’s practice in Pleasant Hill, providing a second location for AEC patients. She sold the practice to Dr. Holly Hamilton and partners in 2014. Outside of work, Dr. Friedman enjoys reading, writing poetry, hiking, genealogy, and spending time with her family and Shepherd-mix, Zeus.


Holly Hamilton

Holly Hamilton

DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVO

Veterinary Degree (DVM): University of Wisconsin
Master of Science: Veterinary Ophthalmology, Auburn University
Internship: Washington State University
Residency: Ophthalmology, Auburn University
Board Certification: Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists

Dr. Hamilton and her partners purchased Animal Eye Care from Dr. Friedman in 2014. Her kind and gentle approach to care has helped her earn a wonderful reputation within the industry. Dr. Hamilton has published several articles and book chapters in both small animal and equine ophthalmology. She shares her home with her husband, two sons, a Miniature Poodle, and a Terrier Mix.


Tomo Wiggans

Tomo Wiggans

DVM, MEng, Diplomate ACVO

Veterinary Degree (DVM): School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California – Davis
Master of Engineering: School of Engineering, Cornell University
Internship: Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, Colorado State University
Residency: Comparative Ophthalmology, University of California – Davis
Board Certification: Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists

Dr. Wiggans, joined Animal Eye Care in 2015 after completing his ophthalmology residency at UC Davis. His clinical interests include ocular manifestations of systemic disease, ocular neoplasia, and intraocular surgery. He is particularly interested in ocular emergencies and has contributed a book chapter on the subject. Beyond the exam room and OR, Dr. Wiggans enjoys hiking, photography, and cooking of all kinds. At home, he has three cats, two dogs, and three chickens.


Dr. Kyshia T Davis

Kyshia T. Davis

DVM, Diplomate ACVO

Veterinary Degree (DVM): Colorado State University
Internship: Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, Michigan State University
Internship: Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, Louisiana State University
Residency: Comparative Ophthalmology, Louisiana State University
Board Certification: Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists

Dr. Davis has a special interest in avian and exotic animal ophthalmology as well as tear film, corneal and retinal diseases. In her spare time, Dr. Davis enjoys traveling and spending time with her human and pet family, which includes two Pomeranians and a parrot.


Patty Smith

Patty Smith   Adjunct Ophthalmologist

DVM, MS, PhD, Diplomate ACVO

Veterinary Degree (DVM): University of Tennessee Veterinary Medical School
Master of Science: Comparative Ophthalmology, University of Florida
Internship: North Carolina State College of Veterinary Medicine
PhD/Residency: Comparative Ophthalmology, University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine
Board Certification: Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists

Dr. Smith joined Animal Eye Care in 1997. She has extensive experience in small and large animal ophthalmology and has a strong interest in the pathogenesis and treatment of retinal detachments. She is one of the pioneers in surgical treatment of rhegmatogenous retinal detachments. In her free time, Dr. Smith enjoys running, biking, camping, boating, and hiking with her husband and dogs, Terra and Holly.