Dr. Patricia Mundy
Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Ophthalmology
Dr. Patricia Mundy is a board-certified veterinary ophthalmologist in Pennsylvania. She is based out of Philadelphia, and is available to receive referrals from the entire Pennsylvania – New Jersey – Delaware region. She maintains a state-of-the-art ophthalmology surgery suite at Washington Avenue Animal Hospital in Center City Philadelphia.
Dr. Mundy grew up in Zambia and was educated in England. She received her Masters in Geography and Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Cambridge University, England in 2005. She then went on to complete a rotating small animal internship at The Royal Veterinary College in London, England in 2006. As well as academic pursuits she presented several syndicated animal TV shows for the BBC. Dr. Mundy pursued her interest in ophthalmology by completing a prestigious Fellowship in Comparative Ophthalmic Pathology (COPLOW) at the University of Wisconsin Veterinary / Medical School in Madison, Wisconsin in 2008. She is one of 22 people worldwide who have been awarded a COPLOW fellowship.
Dr. Mundy completed a Comparative Ophthalmology Residency at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY in July 2012. She has experience working in private practice in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens. She was lead ophthalmologist for the NYPD (police dogs and bomb squad dogs), Animal Care and Control of NYC, A.S.P.C.A. and Yorkie 911 rescue group. Dr. Mundy has been involved in basic sciences as a consultant for viewpoint therapeutics. Dr. Mundy joined University of Philadelphia, Ryan Veterinary School in September 2016.
Dr. Mundy’s interests include clinical, surgical & comparative ophthalmology as well as ocular neoplastic and inflammatory processes. She has been awarded research grants both from the European Society of Veterinary Ophthalmologists and American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists to pursue these interests. Dr. Mundy is proficient in procedures such as lens surgery (including cataract surgery), eyelid surgery, cornea / conjunctival surgery as well as medical management of various ophthalmic diseases.
Dr. Mundy joined MOVES in early 2020.
Completed a Master’s degree in Law from the University of Pennsylvania
Achieved board certification through ACVO
Completed residency at Cornell University
Fellowship in Comparative Ophthalmic Pathology at University of Wisconsin
Completed internship at Royal Veterinary College in London
Earned VetMB degree from Cambridge University, Department of Veterinary Medicine
Graduated from Cambridge University with a degree in Geography
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What is a board-certified veterinary ophthalmologist?
A veterinary ophthalmology specialist is a veterinarian who has completed advanced training in ophthalmology (including an internship and residency) following graduation from their veterinary college. The residency training culminates with a comprehensive examination covering all aspects of veterinary ophthalmology. Once these requirements have been fulfilled, the veterinarian is considered to be a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmology.
Many eye problems can be managed by a general practice veterinarian (DVM or VMD). However, if the veterinarian believes that the patient would benefit from the skills and experience of a specialist, the patient may be referred to a veterinary ophthalmologist for additional care. Problems typically referred can include: perceived cataracts, glaucoma, retinal diseases, severe injuries, and cancer of the eye. Clients may also contact an ophthalmologist directly if they wish, referrals are not required as they are in human medicine..
Adapted from “The Referral Process” on acvo.org.