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Contact Information

Phone: 919.513.6659
Fax:     919.513.6711
Hours: The Ophthalmology service receives elective cases 9:30AM-3:30PM Monday, Tuesday and Thursday by appointment. We perform elective surgery on Wednesday and Friday. We also make small animal and large animal appointments (through the VH) twice a month at our satellite clinic at the Equine Health Center in Southern Pines, NC.

The Small Animal and Equine Ophthalmology services are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for treatment of emergency problems. To make a referral on an emergency basis, call 919.513.6659 or 919.513.6911. Referring Veterinarians can also call for consults at anytime.

General Information

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Emergency Service

Main Number: 919.513.6500
Small Animal Emergency: 919.513.6911
Large Animal Emergency: 919.513.6630
Monday-Thursday 5PM-8AM
Friday 5PM-Monday 8AM

Open 24 hours on legal holidays.
No appointment needed.



In most cases, the patient's primary veterinarian will call the Ophthalmology service and provide us with previous medical history and referral information. Once the referral has been made, owners can call to schedule an appointment.

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Dr. Stefano Pizzirani and Dr. Federica Maggio perform surgery to remove a tumor from behind a dog's eye.


Appointments are made through our direct line at 919.513.6659. We can also be reached by email at It is not possible for us to provide advice about patient treatment over the phone or by email; however we will gladly schedule appointments and provide the owner with some general information about the problem.

Appointments for the Equine Ophthalmology Service

New equine referral and recheck appointments will be routinely available on Wednesdays and Thursdays, although the service will operate on a 24 hour, 7 day a week basis for emergency or urgent cases. Appointment scheduling will be through the central Ophthalmology phone number at the NC State Veterinary Hospital, 919.513.6659.