Seth Eaton, VMD, DACVO  |  Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Surgical Sciences
Office: 2063

Seth Eaton, VMD, DACVO  |  Clinical Assistant Professor

Titles and Education

    • Assistant Clinical Professor, Comparative Ophthalmology, University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine - Current
    • Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor, Ophthalmology, University of California-Davis School of Veterinary Medicine - 2015-2018
    • Resident in Comparative Ophthalmology, University of California-Davis - 2006-2009
    • Internships in General Medicine/Surgery and Ophthalmology, The Animal Medical Center, New York, NY - 2004-2006
    • VMD (magna cum laude), University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine - 2000-2004
    • Bachelor of Science, Animal Bioscience, Penn State University - 1996-2000


Dr. Eaton's research has been focused upon comparative ocular pharmacology and toxicology as well as animal models of glaucoma.  Recently published work include studies investigating biomechanical attributes of the aqueous outflow pathway in a common animal model, comparative modeling of the anterior segment in laboratory animals, and toxicologic survey of ocular adverse events associated with antibody-drug conjugates in human patients.  He has also published results of a clinical trial investigating the efficacy of topical serum in the treatment of spontaneous chronic corneal epithelial defects (indolent corneal ulcerations) in dogs.


Dr. Eaton provides diagnostic and therapeutic care to patients of UW Veterinary Care's Ophthalmology Service, also instructing veterinary students and interns during their clinical rotations in ophthalmology.  He also is engaged in training comparative ophthalmology residents at UW-Madison in all aspects of clinical ophthalmology and ophthalmic microsurgery.  During the third year didactic and elective equine ophthalmology courses, he presents lectures about topics such as adnexal and orbital anatomy and physiology, and equine ocular tumors.  Dr. Eaton is also a member of UW Madison's McPherson Eye Research Institute, and an active participant in numerous continuing education forums for veterinary practitioners.  Extramural responsibilities include membership in the ABVO Residency Committee, Magrane Basic Science Course Planning Committee, acting as Content Coordinator for Companion Animal Ophthalmology at the Annual AVMA Convention, and providing peer review for Veterinary Ophthalmology, Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association, and Journal of Ocular Pharmacology & Therapeutics. He has also authored and co-authored several book chapters, including contribution to the 6th edition of Gelatt's Veterinary Ophthalmology.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Eaton's clinical practice and interests are focused on companion animal and equine ophthalmology, with an emphasis on comparative aspects of eye disease and surgery.  He is particularly interested in comparative ocular oncology, specifically equine ocular/periocular squamous cell carcinoma and feline uveal melanoma.  He is also interested in comparative aspects of glaucoma and retinal diseases in companion animals.

Recent Publications

  1. See Dr. Eaton's GoogleScholar profile for publications