I’m a native of New Orleans, but you wouldn’t be able to tell by my accent as it has been altered over my many years of traveling and living in various places. However, that famous New Orleanian draw comes back when speaking about home. It was during my junior year of high school that I realized I wanted to become a Veterinarian. At that time, there was only one practicing African American veterinarian in the city of New Orleans and his guidance and advice motivated me to pursue this career path. After I received my Bachelor of Science degree from Tuskegee University in Alabama, I received my doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Louisiana State University. I then completed a Small Animal Medicine and Surgery internship at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine and soon after traveled to Southern California to complete a Specialty Ophthalmology internship with Eye Care for Animals and B.Braun, Inc. My training then led me to Michigan State University where I completed a four-year Comparative Ophthalmology residency with a Master’s degree. My passion for Veterinary Ophthalmology led me to return back to Louisiana as a faculty member at Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine. I became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists and served as Associate Professor of the Comparative Ophthalmology Service at LSU. I’ve obtained private practice experience in the northeast practicing at Garden State Veterinary Specialists in New Jersey and later transitioned back down south to the North Dallas, Texas area at Veterinary Eye Institute. As you can see, I have lived in many regions of the United States and have gained valuable experience.

To compliment my experience in academia and private practice, I have served on several boards and committees within the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmology (ACVO). Some notable committees include serving as a member of the ACVO Genetics, Governance, and Exam committees, and also on the Vision for AnimalsFoundation (VAF). The VAF is a nonprofit organization whose main function is to provide funding for veterinary ophthalmology research. Serving on this board has given me great pleasure as we are able to fund research that will help not only our pets but can also translate into human health care needs.

I love ophthalmology as a profession as it allows me to combine medicine and surgery for all animals. I enjoy the variety of animals I have been exposed to over the years, including large, laboratory, and exotic animals. I believe the eye is the window to the soul, as it is one organ that can truly give us a glimpse as to what is happening within the body. It is unique in how it functions, and it variations between species continually peak my interest in how diseases manifest within animals eyes. This interest fuels my desire to help you resolve you pet’s ocular health problems. I will be of great service to my clients, as well as to your pet’s ocular health care needs.

In my spare time, my wife and I love to travel, exploring new countries around the world. I also enjoy spending time with family and friends, cooking, community service with my fraternity, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., snowboarding and scuba diving.