Animal Eye Center – (205) 967-3931


staff_1Dr. Gibbins is originally from Annisotn, Alabama and received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 1996.  After four years in general small animal practice and an ophthalmology internship program, she entered a three year ophthalmology residency program at Auburn University’s CVM in 2001.  In 2004 she joined the specialist at the Emergency and Specialty Animal Medical Center in Birmingham, Alabama and founded the Animal Eye Center.

What is a Specialist?

There are numerous specialty groups or boards recognized by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVIM).  Membership gained after successfully completing a residency program and completion of written, oral and practical examinations..

Dr. Gibbins is a board certified diplomat of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ACVO).  There are currently less than 300 diplomats in North America and Australia

Referring Veterinarian

Patients seen at the Animal Eye Center are referred by veterinarians.  Information from the referring veterinarian regarding the patient’s medical history, previous treatment and specific medications used is beneficial in the diagnosis and management of the case.

After each patients visit, a complete written report is mailed to your referring veterinarian.  Please be sure that his or her proper name and address is given to the receptionist, so that the report is ensured to be received by your doctor.  The act of referring an ophthalmic case exemplifies your veterinarian’s concern for your pet and it is important  to keep him or her informed as to the progress of your pet’s condition.

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