About Us





Veterinary Ophthalmic Consulting (VOC) offers the highest standards of medical and surgical veterinary ophthalmology for your pet by diagnosing and treating common eye conditions, including dry-eye, corneal ulcers, cataracts, glaucoma, and retinal disease.
VOC is independently and family owned with compassionate, qualified and experienced team members. Medical director Dr. Douglas Esson DACVO and Dr. Sara Calvarese DACVO are board-certified veterinary ophthalmologists.
We pride ourselves in our communication and the ability to work closely with your family veterinarian, as well as other veterinary specialists, to offer outstanding patient care. We are equipped and trained to perform diagnostic and therapeutic procedures including state-of-the-art anesthetic maintenance & monitoring, ultrasonography, electroretinography, operating microscopy, cataract phacoemulsification and laser, as well as micro-surgery. Working closely with physician ophthalmologists, VOC has pioneered several cutting-edge techniques.
Between our three locations; irvine, Palm Desert, and Upland, VOC is the first choice of many local veterinarians and veterinary specialists, pet-owners, breeders, zoos, aquariums and wild animal collections.
Our business hours are Monday to Friday, 8am-5pm. Call your desired VOC location to check the availability for an appointment with one of our veterinary ophthalmologists.