Welcome to the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois

Specialty Services


Appointment Times

9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Emergency service and urgent appointments available through special arrangement.

For consultations or appointments, contact:

Shari Poruba, CVT, 217-333-5374



  • Comprehensive eye care for large and small animal patients and exotic animals, such as birds of prey, lions, tigers, and cougars.

Special Interests

  • Cataracts
  • Dry-eye
  • Glaucoma
  • Hereditary eye disease

Special Capabilities

  • Aqueous shunts for glaucoma
  • Endolaser for glaucoma


Ralph E. HamorRalph E. Hamor, DVM, DACVO • Surgical treatment of glaucoma, tear function, tear testing and retinal electrophysiology.


Additional Staff

Amber LabelleAmber Labelle, Resident

Mitzi ZarfossMitzi Zarfoss, Resident

  • Shari Poruba, CVT

  • Lorri Zoch, CVT