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Brian Gilger


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Dr. Brian Gilger is a native of Akron, Ohio, USA. After an internship and residency in ophthalmology, he joined The Ohio State University as an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology in 1992. In October of 1995, Dr. Gilger joined the faculty at North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine as an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and is now a Professor of Ophthalmology. Dr. Gilger is particularly interested in ocular diseases of horses and is the editor and author of three editions of the textbook, Equine Ophthalmology. He has over 130 peer reviewed scientific publications, over 30 book chapters, and has research interests in ocular drug delivery, immunology, pharmacology, and toxicology.


Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State University; 1987
Internship, The Animal Medical Center, NY, NY; 1987-88
Residency in Ophthalmology, Auburn University; 1989-1992
Masters of Science, Auburn University; 1992


American Veterinary Medical Association, Member, 1987–present
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Member, 1989–present
Fellow, 2016 – present
American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists, Diplomate and Member, 1993–present
International Equine Ophthalmology Consortium, Member, 2009-present
North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association, Member, 1995 – present
American Society of Toxicology (SOT); 2013 – present
Councilor – Ocular Toxicology Specialty Section, 2014 – present
American Board of Toxicology, Diplomate, 2008-present


Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists

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