Equine Eye Vets Veterinary Eye Care for Horses
Dr. Millichamp graduated from the Royal Veterinary College, University of London in 1978. After spending time in small animal practice he joined the Animal Health Trust, Newmarket, and the Institute of Ophthalmology, University of London, England and spent three years in doctoral research on inherited retinal degeneration (progressive retinal atrophy) and retinal surgery in dogs.
He then spent 3 years at the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida and completed a residency in comparative ophthalmology. Dr. Millichamp completed the certification examinations of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ACVO) in 1985 and the Diploma of Veterinary Ophthalmology examination of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in 1986. He was elected as a diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists in 2004.
Dr. Millichamp was staff ophthalmologist at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, and faculty member in the Department of Small Animal Clinical Studies at Texas A&M University from 1986 - 2009. His clinical and research interests focus on ocular surgery, particularly glaucoma, retinal and eyelid surgery, cataract surgery in horses, ophthalmic telemedicine and imaging, and ocular disease in exotic species.
Dr. Millichamp has participated in various official activities with the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists in the past 20 years, and was elected to the Board of Regents of the ACVO in 2008.
He is married to Dr. Joan Dziezyc, who is also a ACVO board certified ophthalmologist with many years of experience in equine ophthalmology They have two teenage daughters and several animals. His interests include music, photography, swimming and herpetology.
Dr. Dziezyc graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University in 1978. She worked in mixed animal practices in New York and Florida before starting residency training in comparative ophthalmology with Drs. Kirk Gelatt and Dan Wolf at the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida in 1982.
Dr. Dziezyc worked in ophthalmic specialty practice at the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, and private specialty practice in New England before joining the faculty of the Department of Small Animal Clinical Studies at Texas A&M University in 1986 and working as a staff ophthalmologist at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital.
Dr. Dziezyc was president of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists in 2001 and has been active on various committees of the organization.
Her clinical and research interests focus on ophthalmic surgery and cataract surgery in horses, intraocular lens development in human ophthalmology and vision in horses.
She is married to Dr. Nick Millichamp with whom she shares the daughters and pets. Joan has a Welsh Cobb that she rides and is teaching to pull a cart. Her other interests outside of work include bird watching, dog agility, needlepoint and trying to keep orchids alive.