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What is a Veterinary Ophthalmology Specialist?

Just as in human medicine, veterinary medical specialists are becoming a valuable resource for pet owners. ACVO diplomats treat animals with the same types of eye diseases that affect humans such as glaucoma, cataracts, corneal ulcers, dry eyes, eye lid defects and retinal disease. ACVO members work with your primary care veterinarians to provide the best eye care for your pet.

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Welcome to Veterinary Specialists Inc.

Where veterinarians with advanced and specialized training come together to provide a comfortable atmosphere in which patients are treated with compassion and the most up-to-date knowledge.

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A few words about us

We have a wonderful group of specialists in ophthalmology and dermatology ready to work with you, your family member and your primary care veterinarian regardless of the magnitude of the case.

We currently see patients from the Florida Keys to Homestead, Miami and beyond. From the East coast of Florida all the way to the West coast. We even have the fortunate opportunity to work with some great patients from Illinois, Georgia, and Colorado, yet we do not work out of very large hospitals. What we lack in size, we make up in latest technology, individual care and respect for the patient and client.

Thanks for visiting and we look forward to serving you in any capacity!

Dr. Tucci is amazing.

She removed my dog's eye ulcer on the same day we had our consultation appointment. The Homestead/Miami area is lucky to have such a compassionate and caring doc!

Kate D.

Great vet.

Dr. Tucci goes out of her way for pets and owners. A wonderful person and vet. We have 15 years experience with her.

Gil and Mary R.

Thankful for Dr. Tucci and her team.

We brought in our dog Arthur to Dr. Tucci after searching online. Arthur went blind due to being diabetic and old. It was killing us seeing our loved pet not being able to see us, walking into doors and not being able to see his food. The doctor explained our options and we decided to operate him. The surgery was a success and Arthur's vision came back.

Diana A.

Dr. Tucci has taken great care of my Boston terrier and saved his vision.

I highly recommend going to her for any eye problems your pet may have. She works on all animals.

Jose P.

Business Hours


We're open from 8:00am to 6:00pm


We're open from 8:00am to 6:00pm


We're open from 8:00am to 6:00pm


We're open from 8:00am to 6:00pm


We're open from 8:00am to 6:00pm


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Emergency call

We offer emergency ophthalmic coverage so that the needs of your pet or patient are taken care of. We communicate with referring doctors about cases on a daily basis so that you are a part of the team approach to treatment.

(305) 246-1701

Available in 24/7/365.

We practice excellence, compassion, generosity and understanding.

Our Services

Choose a category below to see a list of our services.

Animal Eye Care

Dr. Tucci offers a full service ophthalmology department with state of the art diagnostic and surgical equipment for all eye and orbit-related disorders.

  • Cataract Surgery
  • Phacoemulsification/Aspiration
  • Intraocular Lens Implants
  • Corrective Eyelid Surgery
  • Ocular Prosthesis/Implants
  • Glaucoma Therapy: Medical and Surgical Management
  • Cyclocryoablation
  • Shunt Placement
  • Ocular Management of Systemic Diseases
  • Systemic Hypertension
  • Diabetes and Diabetic Cataracts
  • Ocular Trauma
  • Intraocular and Orbital Cancer
  • Corneal Ulcers Therapy (Medical and Surgical Management)

Animal Skin Care

One of the most common causes for skin/ear itchiness and infections in your pet is due to allergies. Dr Rosales will work with you and your veterinarian to reach a diagnosis and formulate a treatment or management plan to bring your pet relief of its dermatological problems. Dermatology Forms

  • Intradermal Allergy Testing
  • Serum Allergy Testing
  • Immunotherapy (allergy vaccine)
  • Video Otoscopy
  • Video Otoscopy Ear Flush with Myringotomy and Bulla Irrigation
  • Skin Scrapings
  • Cutaneous/Otic (ear) Cytology
  • Biopsies
  • Cultures

Surgery Services

  • Eyelid Plastic Surgery
  • Third Eyelid Surgery
  • Cataract Evaluation & Surgery
  • Endolaser for Glaucoma Treatment
  • Lens Instability Surgery
  • Corneal Surgery
  • Evisceration with Intraocular Prosthetic Implantation
  • Enucleation
  • Gonioscopy (to test risk of glaucoma)
  • Cytology & Biopsy
  • Ocular Ultrasonography
  • Electroretinography (to assess retinal function)
  • CERF Evaluations


  • Diagnosis and Management of Allergic Skin Disorders
  • Diagnosis and Management of Recurrent Ear Infections
  • Diagnosis and Management / Treatment of Other Conditions
  • Skin Cytology
  • Ear Cytology
  • Skin Scrapings
  • Skin Biopsies
  • Skin / Ear Cultures
  • Various Bloodwork Analyses
  • DTM (Dermatophyte Test Medium)

Meet our Team

Dr. Teresa R. Tucci grew up in Western Pennsylvania, north of Pittsburgh and her interest in ophthalmology started early as her brother lost vision in an eye early in life. Her interest lead her through undergraduate studies, the United States Air Force, veterinary school and finally an ophthalmology residency at the University of Illinois. Her specialized training at The Comparative Ophthalmology Service at the University of Illinois included comprehensive eye care for large and small animal patients, as well as exotics. Dr Tucci is boarded in ophthalmology and is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmology (ACVO).

Teresa R. Tucci, DVM DACVO

  • 16 years of experience
  • DVM Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
  • DACVO Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists

Meet our Team

A Miami native, Dr. Millie Rosales graduated with a Bachelor of Biology degree from Florida International University. After her undergraduate studies, Dr. Rosales went on to receive extensive training in veterinary medicine. She completed her graduate studies at the University of Florida, where she received a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. After three years in private practice, Dr. Rosales returned to the University of Florida to complete a residency in the specialization of veterinary dermatology. At the completion of her residency, Dr. Rosales was the recipient of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology (ACVD) Resident Research Award.

Millie Rosales, DVM DACVD

  • 12 years of experience
  • DVM Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
  • DACVD Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology

Meet our Team

Aura joined the VSI team in 2005. She started with us as a receptionist and has worked her way up to veterinary technician.

"I love working here because the animals are the priority.

Dr. Tucci's love of animals and her endless care is contagious and the importance that she places on caring for the patients is what sparked my desire to learn more and become a Technician. To be a part of the VSI team it is mandatory to care. We try very hard every day to give our clients the best service and all our patients the best care.

What impressed me the most when I started and still makes me proud is how important it is for Dr. Tucci to educate the clients, she takes the time needed to make sure the owners understand what is the problem, how we can treat it and what are the options available.

I feel lucky to work in a place where the most important thing is making pet's lives better and my favorite thing is seeing how pets that walk in blind walk out out of our office with vision again."

Aura Gonzalez, Veterinary Technician

10,105 happy patients

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Dr. Tucci is committed to partnering with family veterinarians and is working to be your first choice when you need a Veterinary Ophthalmologist.

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