My name is Clara Steeves, and I am the Practice Manager of the Veterinary Eye Center – Massachusetts. We are excited to announce the opening of our state-of-the-art facility dedicated to providing expert ophthalmic care to animals on July 22nd at 188 Needham St. in Newton, MA.

Below is our official press release, detailing the center’s advanced services, specialized staff, and commitment to exceptional veterinary ophthalmic care. We believe this new facility will set a new standard for veterinary eye care for the pets of Massachusetts.

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Veterinary Eye Center to Open as Greater Boston’s Premier Pet Ophthalmology-Exclusive Practice located in Newton, MA.

The Veterinary Eye Center – Massachusetts (“VEC MA”), a veterinary ophthalmology practice, is set to open at 188 Needham Street in Newton on July 22nd. The Veterinary Eye Center is an ophthalmology-exclusive specialty practice, focusing solely on providing expert eye care to the pets of the Greater Boston Region.

VEC MA specializes in diagnosing, managing and treating a variety of ophthalmic diseases in pets using the latest recommendations, diagnostics and clinical technology. These conditions include issues related to the orbit, eyelid, cornea, iris, lens, and retina. Examples of common conditions are corneal ulcers, dry eye disease, cataracts, and glaucoma.

VEC MA is led by Dr. Ashley Zibura, DVM, MS, DACVO who serves as the Medical Director. Dr. Zibura is a board-certified veterinary ophthalmologist who is excited to be returning home to New England to launch VEC MA. Dr. Zibura was previously the Medical Director of the second Veterinary Eye Center location in New York City. Dr. Zibura previously worked in a large multispecialty hospital before joining Veterinary Eye Center. She has seen how impactful an ophthalmology-focused practice can be to both her patients and her clients. She is looking forward to bringing the Veterinary Eye Center’s high standard of excellence to Newton and the Boston Metropolitan area.

The team at the Veterinary Eye Center values the importance of collaborating with patients’ primary care veterinarians in delivering high-quality ophthalmology care. VEC MA is fully devoted to partnering closely with referring veterinarians, ensuring a seamless and exceptional experience for both pet owners and referring colleagues.

The Veterinary Eye Center in Newton features four exam rooms and two operating rooms with specialized ophthalmic equipment, including a cryotherapy machine, a Phacoemulsification machine for cataract surgery, ventilator and anesthesia equipment, and an operating microscope.

“We’re very excited for the opportunity to provide increased access to expert ophthalmology care to the pets and pet owners of Massachusetts,” said Dr. Ashley Zibura. “Our team is passionate about delivering a high standard of care and a quality experience, and we look forward to connecting further with fellow veterinary colleagues and clients in the Greater Boston Region.”

VEC MA is now scheduling consultations to begin on July 22nd. To request a consultation, pet owners can call (617) 202-6387 or visit

About the Veterinary Eye Center

The Veterinary Eye Center was founded by Dr. Alex LoPinto, a veterinary ophthalmologist, in New York City and designed to be ophthalmology-centric. From the equipment used, to the set-up of the practice, VEC is exclusively focused on animal eye care. Since its opening in 2021 in New York City, VEC has provided care to over 9,000 pets. The Veterinary Eye Center in Newton will be VEC’s first practice outside of New York City. For more information on VEC MA, visit or email

VEC MA social media platforms can be found at the following:

Facebook – @veteyecenterma,

Instagram – @veteyecenterma,

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