Highest-Quality Services

Dr. Brady Beale is highly experienced in providing veterinary ophthalmologic care to a wide range of domesticated animals and pets in the Philadelphia and Lancaster areas in Pennsylvania. Dr. Beale is dedicated to providing the highest quality care while developing close relationships with you and your family in order to develop the best treatment plans possible for your pet.

About Dr. Beale

Board-Certified Veterinary Ophthalmologist



Veterinary care with a specialization in ophthalmology

Treating a variety of cases while keeping your family and pet in mind.

Dr. Beale’s History

Dr. Brady Beale is a board-certified veterinary ophthalmologist with a special interest in corneal disease, glaucoma and cataract surgery. She is dedicated to working with families and referring veterinarians to develop the best treatment plan for each individual pet.

She returns to the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine to join the Ophthalmology team. Dr. Beale graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine, where she served as President of the Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association. After an internship at Penn for small animal medicine and surgery, she completed a residency in comparative ophthalmology at North Carolina State University in 2006. She obtained her undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College.

She is an active member of the American Veterinary Medicine Association (AVMA) and the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmology (ACVO). She is Co-Chairman of the ACVO Public Relations committee, working to promote projects such as the National Service Animal Event to provide free eye examinations. Dr. Beale has also interned at numerous animal care facilities, including the New England Aquarium and Baltimore Zoo. She has lectured at conferences throughout the country, and her articles have been published internationally.

Dr. Beale moved back to Pennsylvania in 2009 and has been working and living in Chester County with her family. Dr. Beale has worked in private practice at the Veterinary Referral Center and Hope Veterinary Specialists in Malvern, PA, Pet Emergency Treatment Services (PETS) in Lancaster, PA and as a Clinical Instructor of Ophthalmology at the University of Pennsylvania MJ Ryan School of Veterinary Medicine in Philadelphia, PA.

 

 

Types of Animals


CATS

Indoor & outdoor domestic cats of all sizes and ages.

DOGS

Domestic dogs of all breeds, sizes, and ages.

EXOTICS

Species of animals that are not considered common pets, including mammals, reptiles, and birds.


Specialties

Special Interests And Diseases


DRY EYE

(KCS/Keratoconjunctivitis sicca) Eye dryness caused by increased tear film evaporation or decreased tear production.


GLAUCOMA

Glaucoma describes an increase in pressure inside the eye when fluid cannot drain from the eye, leading to damage to the optic nerve and the retina.  Many breeds are predisposed to Primary Glaucoma as they have inherited a narrowed drain. Alternatively, inflammation, tumors, and luxating lenses can clog an otherwise normal drain, causing Secondary Glaucoma


SUDDEN LOSS OF VISION

Blindness can occur for many reasons ranging from inherited retinal conditions to tumors within the brain. Sudden, severe visual impairment, often without discomfort, requires diagnostic testing to determine the cause


CATARACTS

Cataracts include any opacity in the lens that blocks vision.  In severe cases when vision becomes significantly impaired, cataract surgery to restore vision may be possible


RETINAL DISEASE

Any adverse retinal condition, such as Progressive Retinal Atrophy or Sudden Acquired Retinal Degeneration Syndrome


EYELID TUMORS

While many eyelid tumors are considered benign cancers, masses that occupy a large proportion of the eyelid or cause considerable irritation and corneal ulceration should be removed surgically


RETINAL DETACHMENT

An eye disorder in which the retina separates from its underlying layer of tissue.


UVEITIS

Uveitis is a condition involving Inflammation of the eye.  Uveitis can be caused by trauma, infection, neoplasia or immune-mediated disease and investigation of the underlying cause is important to determine a helpful treatment.


ENTROPION

Entropion describes an eye disorder in which the eyelid folds inward. The cornea may become irritated due to constant abrasion from the eyelashes, and surgical correction would be recommended


DISTICHIA

Distichia are abnormal hairs that arise from the meibomian glands lining the edge of the eyelids. When these hairs lead to irritation and ulceration, removal or the hair follicle is recommended with cautery or cryotherapy


FELINE HERPES VIRUS

FHV-1 is one of the most common causes of feline upper respiratory infection, and ocular signs often include conjunctivitis and corneal ulceration


CONJUNCTIVITIS

Conjunctivitis describes inflammation of the conjunctiva, or the outermost layer of the eye and inner surface of the eyelids, most often due to infection or allergy

 

Procedures

Procedure specializations


OFA EXAMINATIONS FOR BREEDING DOGS

Eye certification exams involving indirect ophthalmoscopy and slit lamp biomicroscopy.


EYELID RECONSTRUCTION

A surgical procedure to correct damage from trauma or growing tumors.


ENUCLEATION

Surgical removal of the eye to provide comfort in end-stage disease.


CORNEAL ULCER, RUPTURE AND LACERATION REPAIR

Surgical repair of various forms of damage to the cornea.


LASER CILIARY ABLATION FOR GLAUCOMA

Application of laser energy to eyes with glaucoma that qualify.


LASER RETINOPEXY

The use of laser energy to decrease the risk of retinal detachment.


CATARACT SURGERY

The removal of the natural lens of the eye that has become opaque.


LENS LUXATION

A condition in which the lens of the eye either pushes into the iris or falls back and lies on the floor of the eye.


ELECTRORETINOGRAM

A type of electrography that measures the electrical responses of various cell types in the retina.


OCULAR ULTRASOUND

Evaluation of the eye and adjacent structures using ultrasound.


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“Life at Vet U,” a new Animal Planet docu-series featuring the School of Veterinary Medicine, is set to premiere on Saturday, Oct. 1, at 10 p.m. The series follows six fourth-year Penn Vet students, as well as the faculty members who guide them in their clinical rotations. Animal Planet “Life at Vet U” features fourth-year […]

About the Show Experience the challenges and triumphs of Penn Vet students on their journey to becoming veterinarians! Over the past academic year, Animal Planet shadowed six Penn Vet students with diverse backgrounds and goals as they completed the demanding fourth and final year of their degree program, treating animal patients of all sizes, and learning […]

Schedule And Location

Dr. Beale provides care at two locations: the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and PETS in Lancaster, PA.

 

3900 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19401
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930 North Queen Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
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Contact

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Dr. Beale understands how much your pet means to you, and when selecting a physician of any type, it’s of utmost importance to make the right choice.  If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact Dr. Beale using any of the methods below.

 

Monday and Wednesday
UPenn
Appointments: 215.746.8387
3900 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19401

Thursday
PETS
Appointments: 717.295.7387
Fax: 717.295.1948
930 North Queen Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
Email: info@lancasterpetemergency.com
http://www.lancasterpetemergency.com

 


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