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Ralph Hamor


    D.V.M., University of Missouri
    M.S., Colorado State University
    Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists
Dr. Ralph Hamor's strengths extend beyond veterinary ophthalmology to encompass the training of veterinary students, interns, and residents, a fact borne out by the many teaching and faculty awards he has received over his career at the College of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Hamor earned a master's degree from Colorado State University and a veterinary degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He completed a small animal rotating internship and worked in private practice in Alabama before joining the Comparative Ophthalmology Service at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Illinois and earning diplomate status from the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists.

As head of the hospital's ophthalmology clinical service, Dr. Hamor treats and consults on species from cats and dogs to tigers, penguins, and raptors. His research focuses on solving clinical problems. He has published papers on a wide variety of clinical subjects such as keratoconjunctivitis sicca, or dry eye, in dogs and ocular neoplasia in dogs, horses, and alpacas.

At home, Dr. Hamor and his wife enjoy being with their border terrier, Desi.

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