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Chloe Spertus

Ophthalmology, DVM, DACVO

About Me

Chloe Spertus was born and raised in Florida, and completed her Bachelors of Science degree in neuroscience at the University of Miami in 2011. She received her doctorate of veterinary medicine from Cornell University in 2015. She then completed a small animal rotating internship at the University of Missouri in 2016. She received the L.N. Atkinson, DVM, Memorial Fund Award, given to the intern who has demonstrated interest and proficiency in canine veterinary medicine and surgery. Following her internship, Chloe returned to Cornell University for a three-year residency in comparative veterinary ophthalmology. She completed her residency in 2019 prior to joining Metropolitan Veterinary Associates.  Chloe is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists. She has presented her research at four national conferences and she has several research publications in prestigious journals, including the American Journal of Veterinary Research, Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Journal of Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics, and Veterinary Ophthalmology.

She especially enjoys having the opportunity to work with a wide variety of species and performing cataract surgery in animals to restore vision. Her personal interests include running, kayaking, and playing soccer.  In her free time, Dr. Spertus enjoys spending time with her twin daughters, husband, cat, and dachshund.

Sampling Of Dr. Spertus’ Veterinary Publications

Spertus CB, Gomes FE, Martin Flores M, Parry SA, Ledbetter EC. Analgesic effect of topical and subconjunctival morphine in dogs after phacoemulsification: a pilot study. Veterinary ophthalmology 2020;23(4):674-681.

Spertus CB, Pennington MR, Van de Walle GR, Badanes ZI, Judd BE, Mohammed HO, Ledbetter EL. Effects of orally administered raltegravir in cats with experimentally induced ocular and respiratory feline herpesvirus-1 infection. American Journal of Veterinary Research 2019; 80(5):490-497.

Ledbetter EC, Spertus CB, Kurtzman RZ. Incidence and characteristics of acute postoperative bacterial endophthalmitis in dogs following elective phacoemulsificationJournal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 2018;253(2):201-208.

Ledbetter EC, Nicklin AM, Spertus CB, Pennington MR, Van de Walle GR, Mohammed HO. Evaluation of topical ophthalmic ganciclovir gel in the treatment of experimentally induced ocular canine herpesvirus-1 infectionAmerican Journal of Veterinary Research 2018;79(7):762-769.

Spertus CB, Brown JM, Giuliano EA. Diamond burr debridement vs. grid keratotomy in canine SCCED with scanning electron microscopy diamond burr tip analysis. Veterinary Ophthalmology 2017;20(6):505-513.

Spertus CB, Ledbetter EC, Mohammed HO. Effects of topical ophthalmic trifluridine in dogs with experimental recurrent ocular canine herpesvirus-1 infectionAmerican Journal of Veterinary Research 2016;77(10):1140-1147.

Ledbetter EC, Spertus CB, Pennington MR, et alIn vitro and in vivo evaluation of cidofovir as a topical ophthalmic antiviral for ocular canine herpesvirus-1 infections in dogsJournal of Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics 2015;31(10):642-649.

Spertus CB, Gomes FE, Martin Flores M, Parry SA, Ledbetter EC. Analgesic effect of topical and subconjunctival morphine in dogs after phacoemulsification: a pilot study. Veterinary ophthalmology. Early view:

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