Dr. Barrett W. Gift, DVM

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists

Dr. Gift joined AEC in 1998 and has been a critical member of our team ever since. He received his DVM from North Carolina State University and completed a Ophthalmology Residency at Animal Eye Care.  From 2010 through 2015 he was the Chief Ophthalmologist at our Wilmington NC office.  Dr. Gift and his family are transitioning back to the Triangle offices of AEC.  He is available for appointments in Durham and Cary.  His clinic research has focused on improving clarity of vision after cataract surgery.  


Dr. Jennifer P. Fontenelle, DVM, MS

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists

Dr. Fontenelle received her DVM from Louisiana State University and completed a Ophthalmology Residency at Colorado State University.  She joined the AEC team in 2008.  Her graduate work included investigation into the efficacy of topical antiviral therapy for feline herpes virus infections. 

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Dr. Karen Fisher, DVM

Senior Ophthalmology Resident

Dr. Fisher has worked with Animal Eye Care for over 8 years.  She graduated from NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine and did a rotating small animal Internship with the Veterinary Specialty Hospital group in Cary and Raleigh.  She is currently the Senior Ophthalmology Resident and available for appointments in the Cary office. 


Dr. Robert English, DVM, PhD

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists

 

Dr. English started Animal Eye Care in 1989.  He received undergraduate and DVM degrees from the University of Illinois and did his ophthalmology residency training and received a PhD in Immunology from NCSU.   

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Danielle Bean

 

Office Manager

Ms. Bean graduated from NCSU and has been with Animal Eye Care for 8 years and is critical for helping our doctors provide excellent care for both our patients and their owners.