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Hans Westermeyer, DVM, ACVO

Associate Professor, Ophthalmology


Dr. Westermeyer joined the NC State Veterinary Medicine team on January 20, 2015 as an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology. He grew up in Chile, South America. After obtaining his Veterinary Degree from the University of Missouri, Columbia, he completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the University of Tennessee.

Following a research fellowship at the University of California, Davis, he returned to the University of Tennessee to complete his residency training in Comparative Ophthalmology. Immediately after completing his residency, Dr. Westermeyer moved to Hong Kong for four years and worked in private practice. His research interest is in modulation of scarring after glaucoma valve surgery.
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists
Modulation of fibrosis after glaucoma valve surgery, corneal reconstruction using novel materials

  • (2017) Intraocular pressure in American Bullfrogs (Rana catesbeiana) measured with rebound and applanation tonometry.Cannizzo SA, Lewbart GA, Westermeyer HD. | Vet Ophthalmol 2017 Nov;20(6):526-532. Epub 2017 Mar 1.
  • (2015) In vitro evaluation of the inhibitory effect of canine serum, canine fresh frozen plasma, freeze-thaw-cycled plasma, and Solcoseryl on matrix metalloproteinases 2 and 9.Chow DWY, Chau Y, Yeung WK, Westermeyer HD. | Vet Ophthalmol 2015 May;18(3):229-33. Epub 2014 Aug 18.
  • (2015) Comparison of two bupivacaine delivery methods to control post-operative pain after enucleation in dogs.Chow DWY, Wong MY, Westermeyer HD. | Vet Ophthalmol 2015 Sep;18(5):422-8. Epub 2015 Feb 10.
  • (2013) Actinomyces endogenous endophthalmitis in a cat following multiple dental extractions.Westermeyer HD, Ward DA, Whittemore JC, Lyons JA. | Vet Ophthalmol 2013 Nov; 16(6):459-63. Epub 2013 Jan 2.
  • (2011) Basic Ophthalmic Procedures.Tobias KM, Johnston SA, Westermeyer HD, Hendrix DVH. | Veterinary Surgery: Small Animal 2011 Dec;2(1):2091-2119.
  • (2011) Intracranial extension of retrobulbar blastomycosis (Blastomyces dermatitidis) in a dog.Baron ML, Hecht S, Westermeyer HD, Mankin JM, Novak JM, Donnell RL. | Vet Ophthalmol 2011 Mar;14(2):137-41.
  • (2011) Tear, cornea, and aqueous humor concentrations of ciprofloxacin and moxifloxacin after topical application in normal horses.Westermeyer HD, Hendrix DVH, Ward DA, Cox SK. | Am J Vet Res 2011 Mar;72(3):398-403.
  • (2011) Retrospective evaluation of the long term success of Ahmed gonioimplants in dogs with primary glaucoma: nine cases (2000-2008).Westermeyer HD, Hendrix DVH, Ward DA. | J Am Vet Med Assoc 2011 Mar 1;238(5):610-7.
  • (2010) What is your diagnosis? A zygomatic salivary gland mucocele.Atkins RM, Hecht S, Westermeyer HD, McLean NJ. | J Am Vet Med Assoc 2010 Dec 15;237(12):1375-6.
  • (2009) Effects of dietary lysine supplementation on upper respiratory and ocular disease and detection of infectious organisms in cats within an animal shelter.Drazenovich TL, Fascetti AJ, Westermeyer HD, Sykes JE, Bannasch MJ, Kass PH, Hurley KF, Maggs DJ. | Am J Vet Res. 2009 Nov;70(11):1391-400.
  • (2009) Assessment of viremia associated with experimental primary feline herpesvirus infection or presumed herpetic recrudescence in cats.Westermeyer HD, Thomasy SM, Kado-Fong H, Maggs DJ. | Am J Vet Res 2009 Jan;70(1):99-104.
  • (2009) Head and Neck Swelling due to a Circumferencial Cicatricial Scar in a Dog.Westermeyer HD, Tobias KM, Reel DR. | J Am Anim Hosp Assoc 2009 Jan-Feb;45(1):48-51.
  • (2009) Breed Predisposition to Congenital Alacrima.Westermeyer HD, Ward DA. | Vet Ophthalmol 2009 Jan-Feb;12(1):1-5.
  • (2008) Effects of sampling instrument and processing technique on DNA yield and detection rate for feline herpesvirus-1 via polymerase chain reaction assay.Westermeyer HD, Kado-Fong H, Maggs DJ. | Am J Vet Res 2008 Jun;69(6):811-7.