Eye Vet offers a comprehensive referral service in the medical and surgical treatment of a wide range of ophthalmic disorders. We offer your animal a specialised service in order to provide the best outcome when eye problems occur.
The goal is to resolve the ophthalmic problem or control it in the best possible way until treatment may be continued at your regular veterinary practice, which referred you. BVA/KC/ISDS Eye Testing for breeding dogs is also available.
Natasha Mitchell and Fiona McKeever work exclusively treating animals eyes. Based at Mulcair Veterinary Clinic (Newport), they work with the team in this well-equipped newly-renovated modern and spacious practice to provide a complete medical and surgical ophthalmology service.
Natasha travels to Cork and Galway once a month seeing eye cases. Natasha holds the RCVS Diploma in Veterinary Ophthalmology. A diploma is the highest qualification which can be obtained. She is also a Veterinary Council of Ireland Recognised Specialist in Veterinary Ophthalmology, and a BVA eye panellist. Fiona is completing a Residency in Veterinary Ophthalmology, and once she passes her Board exams she will be Ireland’s second specialist in Veterinary Ophthalmology.
Natasha Mitchell MVB DVOphthal MRCVS
After graduating from University College Dublin with a degree in Veterinary Medicine, Natasha worked in Australia and the UK, where she developed a keen interest in ophthalmology. She obtained an RCVS Certificate in Veterinary Ophthalmology in 2004. She later joined the Eye Veterinary Clinic in Herefordshire where she completed an alternative residency programme for the RCVS Diploma in Veterinary Ophthalmology which she obtained in 2011.
Natasha is a Veterinary Council of Ireland recognised specialist in Veterinary Ophthalmology. She has published journal articles, textbook chapters and two textbooks, as well as creating education apps in veterinary ophthalmology. She is a panellist for the BVA/KC/ISDS scheme and offers eye testing in dogs. She is a Mentor for the Fellowship in Veterinary Ophthalmology provided by the Australia and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists (ANZCVS).
In her spare time, she enjoyed caring for her many pets, including riding and competing with her two horses.
Fiona McKeever MVB MRCVS
Fiona graduated from the UCD school of Veterinary Medicine in 2018 and spent her first year in mixed animal practice in County Down. After three years of general practice, she completed an eighteen-month Ophthalmology internship in south England where her passion for ophthalmology really took off. During this time, she started the post-graduate certificate program with Harper Adam’s University. She is completing a Residency programme with Eye Vet under Natasha Mitchell, which is the training required to become a registered specialist.
In her spare time, she enjoys cycling, swimming, and hiking around the country with her friends.