Meet Our Patients

"We really cannot express enough how much we appreciate what amazing care you take for our Teddy. Thank you so much Dr. Esson and the VOC team!"


July 24, 2019

"Thank you to the talented and amazing Dr. Esson and his team, VOC, for giving me a thumbs up three months post eyelid tacking. Because of this I may not need eyelid surgery. See you in 6 months!"


July 21, 2019

"My 11 week old Sheepadoodle, Cola, is thankful for VOC!"


July 18, 2019

"Your staff has been amazingly kind and your attention to our dog + care you have shown us throughout this process has been much appreciated. Thank you Dr Esson."


July 15, 2019

"Thank you Dr. Esson and staff for taking such excellent care of our girl Ivy!"


July 13, 2019

"Thank you Doctor for helping our Nikki Mickey."


July 11, 2019

"ROCKY loves Dr. Calvarese and Amy!!!"


July 9, 2019

"Thank you Dr. Esson and the VOC staff."


July 7, 2019

"Dr. Esson is the very best in the field of ophthalmology and I was so pleased to see he has created his own practice to offer his expert care to animals in need. A special shout out to Koral who is always so pleasant and helpful when she answers the phone. And a big thank you to Sarah, Dana and Kari for their attentive care to Captain during his visits too! Dr. Esson and his amazing team will give the best expert and loving care to your loved ones hands down."


July 5, 2019

"Gorda got her entropion surgery with Dr. Esson and everything was a success. Thank you so so much to the VOC SoCal team!!! You guys are the best! You're also great friends to Gorda since you let her follow you around while you're hard at work!"


July 3, 2019

"Thank you VOC for taking such great care of Kirby and treating him with tender, loving care! Kirby is finally without the cone!!!!"


June 29, 2019

"Thank you Dr. Sara Calvarese and the entire VOC staff for taking such good care of Charlie!"


June 26, 2019



June 25, 2019

"Thank you for taking such great care of Scarlett, you guys are great!"


June 23, 2019

"Rory loves Amy, the VOC technician, and the entire staff!"


June 21, 2019

"Charlie waffles is so happy thanks to Dr. Calvarese and Amy. Thank you so much for what you have done for him."


June 20, 2019

"So happy we found Dr Esson! Thank you for everything Dr. Esson!"


June 18, 2019

"We just wanted to let you know Ryleigh’s eye appears to be clearing up nicely. Thank you Dr. Calvarese and staff!"


June 15, 2019

"Porkchop and Maximus only trust Dr. Esson, the best in the world at VOC. He saved their eyes 6 years ago."


June 13, 2019

"No autoimmune disease is going to stop me thanks to Dr. Esson at VOC!"


June 9, 2019

"Thank you Dr. Sara Calvarese and the Staff of VOC Upland. One Eye Beautiful, EVI will sparkle!!!


June 6, 2019

"Thanks for providing the best care for Souffle!! You guys are the best!!"


June 2, 2019



May 31, 2019

"We're so grateful to Dr. Esson and the whole Team at VOC for their expertise, kindness and patience through Tallulah's surgery and recovery. Simply stated; Dr. Esson not only saved her vision but more importantly, her eye."


May 27, 2019

"We were so happy when our vet told us that Dr. Calvarese was still in Upland! We love the new VOC clinic and are so glad Jay Jay can continue to see Dr Calvarese!"


May 20, 2019

"My goofy, much beloved dog regained his quality of life because of Dr. Esson's amazing talent! I found VOC on Yelp. The reviews were terrific. Life is good again thanks to Dr. Esson and his amazing staff!!"


May 16, 2019

"Amazing recovery! Thank you!


May 13, 2019

"We are so lucky to have found Dr. Calvarese! Stinky's eye is normal now."


May 10, 2019

"Thank you to Dr. Esson at VOC for making Ryder's eye feel better!"


May 6, 2019

"Judge n Jury is well taken care of at VOC. Thank you for fixing his eyes so he look good in all his photos now!!"


May 5, 2019

"We have been taking our pugs to Dr. Sara Calvarese for many years. Her level of eye care expertise is second to none and her primary concern is what is best for each patient. Registered Vet Tech, Amy, is caring and attentive.We are very thankful to have these amazing ladies caring for our family and would not consider going anywhere else.


May 4, 2019

"Dr. Esson and his entire staff are absolutely without a doubt, the most compassionate, dedicated, talented individuals. I believe without question Dr. Esson saved Mochas eyes and vision.
I can’t thank you enough for the awesome work."


May 3, 2019

"Highly recommend Dr. Calvarese at her new practice, Veterinary Ophthalmic Consulting!"


May 2, 2019

I am very grateful for Dr. Calvarese being located at VOC Upland. She helped my dog Tucker's eyes and I could not thank her enough for the wonderful care and treatment!"


May 2, 2019

"The quality of care and service we received from Dr. Calvarese and her team for our boy Henry is unmatched. I cannot thank you enough.


May 1, 2019

"Doctor says Bailee is cleared for 12 months! YAY! Thank you Dr. Esson!"


April 30, 2019

"Dr. Esson and team are da bomb!! His techs at the front desk are amazing with kind, friendly customer care. The care of Dr. Esson and his team are FIRST CLASS! My baby now can have a good vision with one eye for the rest of his life."


April 28, 2019

"Feeling back to my crazy self! Thanks @vocsocal for making sure I can see great when I get the zoomies"


April 24, 2019

"Thank you @vocsocal for taking GREAT care of Kaya and helping us to get her eye healed!"


April 23, 2019

"Thank you so much for giving Willow her sight back. She has totally recovered and is back to being the energetic puppy she was before losing her sight. You gave her a new life and she is very appreciative to all of you. Thank you so much.


April 22, 2019

"Thank you to all for you professionalism and courtesy during my visits and answering my repeated questions. It is appreciated."


April 21 2019

"Thank you so much Dr. Esson!"


April 19, 2019

"My little chihuahua has been a regular patient of Dr. Esson's for more than five years due to a chronic eye condition she was born with.I couldn't recommend him more highly!


April 18, 2019

"Boo is so happy she can see after her bilateral cataract surgery! Thank you Dr. Esson and team! You guys are awesome!"


April 16, 2019

"Lola would officially like to say, “TAKE THAT, CATARACTS!” Thanks to Dr. Esson, Dana, Koral, and all the amazing staff at VOC, my littlest has her sight back and is living her best life!"


April 14, 2019

"We can’t thank Dr. Esson and his team enough for everything they did for our baby boy, Jax. He is back with full confidence/ craziness loving the beach!"


April 11, 2019

"Thanks Dr. Esson!"


April 9, 2019

"Thanks for taking care of me and fixing my eye!"

-DAN N & "ACE"

April 8, 2019

"Thank you Dr. Esson and team for taking great care of Jack's eye scratch! Kitty Mufassa now wears fake nails so that he can't hurt Jack anymore!"


April 5, 2019

"Two weeks post op. Dolly is happy to get back to her napping schedule without the e-collar. Thank you Dr. Esson!"


April 4, 2019

"Sheri was treated by Dr Esson and his excellent staff for an acute eye condition. The entire staff was very professional and the surgery a success. They saved her eye! Sheri was very pleased with the experience, and her humans were also impressed."



April 2, 2019

"Angel" says thanks for giving her back her 'puppy eyes!'"


March 30, 2019

"Thank you so very much for taking such wonderful care of our furry baby, Bella! Everyone was so kind and helpful. Great work!"


March 26 2019



March 25, 2019

"Roxy loves her restored vision! Thank you Dr. Esson and staff."


March 21, 2019

"The service we received was great, we are so pleased with front desk office receptionist, she is truly caring. Faunoos is happy and back to her normal life. Amen."


March 18, 2019

"Thanks so much for everything! I am just so grateful every day to all of you at VOC. Riley's eye is doing so well, it truly is amazing the work you all do."


March 14 2019

"Just so very thankful for the amazing team at VOC for taking care of my eye, they are amazing and I love them all so much!"


March 11, 2019

"Dr Esson and the VOC team are amazing! He preformed an eye lid mass removal and a corneal debridement on my dog Abby and she is doing great! Highly recommend them!"


March 2, 2019

"Thank You Dr Esson and the fabulous staff at VOC for taking such great care of Morty!! His eye was so bad when we rescued him from SBC and the transformation was amazing!!"


February 26, 2019

"Our Zoey was diagnosed with diabetes when she was 2 1/2 and quickly lost her vision. Dr. Esson performed cataract surgery and gave her back her sight. She is almost 5 now and her sight is beautiful. Happy dog. Thank you Dr. Esson! You're the best."


February 27, 2019

"VOC got me in as early as they could after the New Year...Koral at the front desk moved some things around after a couple times I called, and got me in right away. He always gives you the black and white facts and I appreciate his treatment of my dog as well as his sobbing owner! After surgery my dog was back to being my energetic puppy! Everyone there remembers and greets us both by our names and I am so very grateful for VOC!


February 20, 2019

"What I really liked about Dr. Esson was he set realistic expectations and gave me everything I needed to know. Dr. Esson is easy to talk to and I like the way he answers my questions. He carries himself in a way that lets you know you're in good hands; like a true professional. The girls at the office are also wonderful and sweet people. I'm so happy to say that Bubba is doing MUCH better and he can see! I am so grateful for Dr. Esson for saving his eyes."


February 19, 2019

"THANK YOU DR. ESSON and team for taking such great care of our "Ziggy" boy. The VOC team has been with us since Ziggy was 13 weeks old weighing in at 1.15 lbs. Today Ziggy is happy to be home and collar free. Me and my family can't thank you and the VOC staff enough for your services and expertise in caring for our little guy."


February 11, 2019

"Thanks to everyone. Jackie Moon was in great hands."


February 4, 2019

"You have given Smedley his life back! He is once again our Intrepid Explorer and Undisputed King of his World. Thank you Dr. Esson!"


February 1, 2019

"Thanks for making Lily feel all better!!"


January 31, 2019

"Thank you Dr. Esson and staff for removing my cataracts and restoring my vision!"


January 27, 2019

"Nothing but a 5 Star is good enough for this establishment, Dr Esson, and his extremely competent staff who put us at ease. We cannot recommend him and his very qualified staff enough. Buddy came through it in excellent shape and he is better than ever trotting on his walks like he did years ago. So better than happy with Dr Esson and HIGHLY RECOMMEND him."


January 22, 2019

"Dr Esson was amazing! What a fascinating and kind man. The experience was outstanding from cleanliness to timeliness and professionalism from all staff members. We felt welcomed and safe in this environment with our precious family member Rico. I would not go anywhere else for animal related eye exams or eye issues in the future."


January 17, 2019

"I cannot say THANK YOU enough to Dr. Esson and the team! Dr. Esson was kind and thoughtful in his approach along with the staff to ensure every measure was taken to prevent any heart risks, quickly removed the growth, her eye is recovering amazingly and as a proud momma Icould not be happier!"


January 12, 2019

"A couple days after he got his stitches out, we took Bailey on an adventure to the mall! He was so happy! So many different things to smell! Best of all, he no longer has eye pain. I just wanted to share this cute picture and thank you all for your skills and compassion!"


January 10, 2019

"Anita and I appreciate everything that you are doing to save Mindy's eye. We are hoping for the best possible out come and no matter what the end result is, we know that you have done your best and we are grateful to have you as Mindy's doctor. There are no words to express how grateful we are of you."


January 8, 2019

"Dr. Doug Esson sat on the floor for the initial exam with Buddy....with all the expertise, a total dog person. Post surgery, cataract removal/lens-ectomy, our energetic Lab is back!!!! Koral & Kari are warm, welcoming staff who share the hurt and the high! Good parking-competitive pricing for a surgeon who has practiced internationally!"


January 5, 2019

"Words can not describe the appreciation for the care Dr. Esson and his caring group provide!!! Ten year old Leela lost her sight due to rapidly forming cataracts and Dr. Esson removed the cataracts and implanted new lenses. She now has her spunk back and loves to 'see' her friends on our daily walks. Thank you so much to the wonderful, talented group at VOC for everything you do!!"


December 29, 2018

"Thank you so very much for fixing Chip's eye! He is doing great!! He is so happy to be back doing what he loves!!"


December 20, 2018


"This is me, Oliver, when I first met you, you removed my cataracts. Later, when I lost my sight permanently, you advised my Mom to get me a buddy, which she did… Wingman... And then, you fixed my eyes one more time, so they would not cause any more pain. Now, I am a very happy dog. I get to run on the beach, always with my best buddy."


December 9, 2018

"Thank you for the great care you've taken of Ichabod. His eyesight is so good and has made him a happy little guy being able to see and give him quality life. The care and love you give to our four legged family members and to my wife and I is felt from you and your staff's kindness."


December 1, 2018

"Wanted to say thank you to Dr. Esson and your wonderful team! You’ve given our baby back not only his vision but also his zest for life. It actually brought us to tears as there really are not enough words to describe what an incredible feeling it is to see Tubby happy and playful once again!"


November 20, 2018

"I highly recommend Dr. Esson and his team! They are extremely knowledgeable, compassionate, and helpful! I’m very impressed with them! Their expertise has helped Valor’s, my dog, eye heal from his corneal ulcer so he can continue to do what he loves...agility! I love Dr. Esson’s philosophy of thinking and everyone cares about your pet which makes me feel really comfortable! Their office is beautiful and clean. A huge thanks to Dr. Esson and his team!


November 11, 2018

"Mac says he would never throw a penalty flag at Dr. Esson or his staff. He likes them too much!"


November 4, 2018

"We had a great experience with VOC!"


November 2, 2018

"Dr Esson you are amazing! Thank you for my great care last year and now. Misty in her Bumble Bee costume! Happy Howl-o-Ween"


October 31, 2018

"Dr. Esson is the best of the best! I brought Cooper into VOC for a biopsy and was greeted by the friendly staff and amazing Receptionist (Koral). Dr. Esson finished the biopsy perfectly and Cooper was pain-free! I will always bring my dogs to Dr. Esson. Thank you VOC!"


October 25, 2018

"We had a fantastic experience at VOC! We were so worried when Totto got a massive eye injury. Dr. Esson saved his eye and our puppy has his sight back! Thank you!"


October 24, 2018

"Dr. Esson, thank you so much for the great job you did on our Pebbles eyes. I can't thank you enough for seeing her at the last moment and getting her into surgery right away to save her eyes. I completely understand why Dr. Singer gave you such a glowing recommendation."


October 23, 2018

"My experience at VOC was excellent. Daisy was so comfortable with everyone, and they made me feel very at ease. Highly recommend!"


, October 21, 2018

"At the three other ophthalmologists prior to Dr. Esson, I had the worst experience. Dr. Esson solved my little girls entropion eyelids and now she is perfect. Thank you, you made this a painless experience for both of us!"


, October 18, 2018

"Thank you Dr. Esson and staff! Jackie is doing much better thank you! PS. Koral is amazing we loved her over at Dr. Sam’s practice Sun Surf, great recruit!"


October 16, 2018

"Thanks Dr. Esson for 2 perfect cataract surgeries to restore Frostie's eyesight!"


October 13, 2018

"Yoda LOVES Dr Esson. Thank you so much for the excellent, kind, and loving care & treatment. 5 out of 5 stars!"


October 10, 2018

"Axel" recommends Dr Esson and the VOC Team to all of his canine buddies!"


September 27, 2018

"Dr. Esson is the only eye doctor I'll take my dogs to. He's incredible!"


September 21, 2018

"Thank you so much for taking good care of Bentley (aka Shotgun). He loves hanging out on the dinghy, as well as running on the beach with his new eyesight. He is such a happy dog, and we are forever grateful for what you did for him!"


September 17, 2018

"Thank you all for your help, kindness, and professionalism in treating our dog Mac. He is back to his normal self and we appreciate all the work you did to get him better! You truly have a friendly and compassionate staff and we will absolutely be back here for any future eye related needs."


September 14, 2018

"BB's and my experience at VOC was great. BB followed Dr. Esson from his previous location and absolutely loves him. We would not trust anyone else to care for BB's eyes."

-JUDI R & "BB"

September 10, 2018

"Dr Esson is an amazing surgeon and cares very much about his patients. You would never know my pet had any issues. Frasier would have lost his vision years ago if he wasn't under Dr Esson's care."


September 7, 2018

"Coco's beautiful brown eyes after cataract surgery, thanks to Dr. Esson and his fabulous staff - she's a new pup!"


September 5, 2018

"From badly damaged eye (possibly losing the eye) to perfectly healed with minimal scars. Hooray! Thank you Dr Esson & Team VOC!"


September 1, 2018

"Dr Esson and his staff are professional, personal, and caring. We feel our golden Retriever, Cliffy, deserves only the best treatment which is what he receives at VOC. .Paws and hands down, Veterinary Ophthalmic Consulting, is number one. We are so grateful to Dr Esson and his staff!"


August 31, 2018

"Five-star service from setting up the initial consultation through the post-op appointment with Dr Esson & his team. Dr Esson is truly an expert at his craft - I highly recommend VOC!"


August 23, 2018

"Teddy is handsome one-eyed pirate! Dr Esson saved his right eye & helped him live a happy, healthy and sighted life. Dr Esson and his staff are the best!"


August 19, 2018

"Dr Esson took care of my kitty Mr. Snow. He explained everything very thoroughly and treated him as if he was his own. I've been to other ophthalmic veterinary offices where I felt my appointments were rushed, though with Dr Esson I did not get that feeling - he took his time and Mr. Snow is feeling better thanks to him."


August 16, 2018

"Cassidy is a superstar therapy-dog with a new lease on life after cataract surgery & she loves visiting Dr Esson & the staff of VOC!"


August 12, 2018

"Thanks to Dr. Esson Jack still has his two big and beautiful eyes. He is a happy dog once again. We are sincerely grateful to Dr. Esson and his caring staff."


August 8, 2018

"Our experience with VOC has been bar none exceptional! The staff is kind, patient & courteous. As for Dr Esson - wow! He is personable, relaxed and conveys a confidence that spills over to a comfort level for the anxious pet parent. Overall an outstanding demonstration of professionalism."



August 3, 2018

"Dr Esson and staff are the absolute BEST in all of Orange County! They took such great care of dog (and us) throughout the surgical procedure. This is a rare find of incredible expertise coupled with sincere care for you pet that you can trust. I only trust Dr Esson with my dog's eyes. We are grateful for VOC’s amazing expertise, kindness & care. The practice is five star & our sweet girl was fortunate to have such a skilled surgeon. "


August 1, 2018

"A new practice (location), but Dr. Esson is definitely well known. Super sweet and kind staff-you can tell they genuinely care about your furbabies' needs/concern. Dr.Esson was professional and knowledgeable, in that he thoroughly assessed my baby's situation in layman's terms. Pricing was reasonable and will definitely be coming back for checkups. Highly recommend this place!"


July 30, 2018

"Much love to Dr. Esson and all at VOC. Thank you for restoring my sight through cataract surgery!"


July 22, 2018

"Dr Esson is 100% honest & has a real gift with animals. I have complete confidence in all he does & he has Ginger’s devotion. Thank you so much!"


July 18, 2018

"Thanks to Dr. Esson and staff for always taking such great care of our beautiful Lacey. Your knowledge and skill is second to none!"


July 12, 2018

"We love Dr. Esson and his staff!!"


July 9, 2018

"I wouldn’t trust these beautiful brown eyes to anyone else but Dr. Esson, his care, skill, and judgement are truly the best!"

-MAE S & "MAX"

July 7, 2018

"Without Dr. Esson and his skillful knowledge and loving care, our sweet French Bulldog Dumpster would have lost his left eye at only one year old. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!"


June 26, 2018

"Dr Esson was refreshingly direct, efficient & compassionate in caring for our pug Alvin. Thanks to him Alvin is back to 100%!"


June 18, 2018


"The whole team at VOC are awesome! We're so grateful for the care we received."


June 3, 2018




"After years of referring challenging cases to Dr Esson, I'm still amazed by what he knows & the things he can do. He has taught me a great deal & made me a better veterinarian."


May 29, 2018



"We love Dr Esson. I'm a medical professional who understands the value of quality veterinary care & my pets are part of my family. Thanks to Dr Esson's skill & care, Cadbury's vision was restored after he developed cataracts"


May 8, 2018

"I have known, worked with & respected Dr Esson for many years. As a local veterinary specialist I consider his skills, knowledge & passion to be second to none! When my own dog needs an ophthalmologist - he's my choice."


May 3, 2018



" Dr Esson & his team are the absolute best! The entire staff is very friendly and extremely caring. Dr Esson has helped three of my dogs over the last ten years & I would highly recommend him to anyone who has a pet that needs eye care."


May 1, 2018