Diplomate American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists
Dr. Pierce, a native New Orleanian, comes to us all the way from all over the U. S.
In 2001 he received his Bachelor of Science from Tuskegee University in Animal Science/Pre-Vet Medicine. He then received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Louisiana State University’s School of Veterinary Medicine in 2005. In 2006 Dr. Pierce completed a Small Animal Medicine and Surgery internship at the University of Tennessee’s College of Veterinary Medicine. In 2007 Dr. Pierce traveled to southern California to complete a specialty ophthalmology internship with Eye Care for Animals and B. Braun, Inc. He then completed a four year Comparative Ophthalmology residency at Michigan State University and Masters degree in 2011. Dr. Pierce became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists in August 2011. Upon becoming certified in Veterinary Ophthalmology Dr. Pierce was an Assistant Professor of Comparative Ophthalmology at Louisiana State University’s School of Veterinary Medicine from 2011 to 2013, and an associate at Garden State Veterinary Specialists in Tinton Falls, NJ from 2013 to 2017.
Dr. Pierce’s interests are in heritable retinal diseases of dogs. His Master’s degree research, “Sildenafil Reversibly Suppresses Rod-Mediated ERG Responses in Dogs Heterozygous for a PDE6A Mutation” was awarded the 2009 ACVO Best Research Paper Award. He is also interested in glaucoma and exotic animals.
Being new to the area Dr. Pierce enjoys exploring the DFW metroplex.
• Bachelor of Science: Tuskegee University, AL (Magna Cum Laude)
• Doctor of Veterinary Medicine: Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine
• Master’s Degree: Michigan State University
• Residency: Michigan State University
• Board Certification: Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Medicine
• American Veterinary Medical Association
• American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists
• ACVO Vision for Animals Foundation
• Board Member – 2016 – present