Ophthalmology Resident

Dr. Telford was born a Texan, though raised a North Carolinian.

In 2010, he received his Bachelor of Science in Biology at Elon University in North Carolina. He then earned his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2016. The following year, he completed a Small Animal Medicine & Surgery internship at Oklahoma State’s College of Veterinary Medicine in Stillwater, OK.

Upon returning to Texas in 2018, Dr. Telford cared for the pets in Dallas as a general practitioner with a passion for ophthalmology. He began his 3-year residency at Veterinary Eye Institute in the summer of 2019.

Dr. Telford’s professional interests revolve around ocular biotechnology and drug development, having performed research in The Gilger Lab while studying at North Carolina State University.

In his free time, Dr. Telford enjoys staying active in any way, though possesses a love for tennis, sand volleyball, and soccer (an avid follower of Liverpool F.C.). Lastly, he splits his time between being a resident at VEI and a “dad” to a spoiled, blind cat named Coraline.


  • Bachelor of Science: Elon University
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine: North Carolina State University
  • Small Animal Internship: Oklahoma State University
  • Residency: Veterinary Eye Institute