Dr. Ellen B. Belknap DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVO, ACVIM
Undergraduate: University of Georgia
DVM: University of Georgia
Residency: Auburn University & The Ohio State University
Dr. Belknap grew up on a dairy farm in Georgia and has been actively involved with animals her entire life. She now resides in Powell, OH with her sons, Jonathan and Tanner. After graduation from veterinary school, she first pursued training in large animal internal medicine, before completing a residency in ophthalmology at OSU. Although she enjoyed teaching and research endeavors at Colorado State University and Auburn University, Dr. Belknap is now solely engaged in private practice. She finds the fast pace of practice exciting and challenging, but enjoys teaching the interns and veterinary externship students. Ophthalmology allows her to combine both medicine and surgery to maintain long term vision and comfort for her patients. With one son at OSU and the other ready to embark on his college pursuits, Dr. Belknap spends as much of her free time as she can with both of them. Dr. Belknap also enjoys cooking, gardening, and her family’s pets: a yellow Labrador retriever named Amy, a cat named Emily, and a large population of freshwater and saltwater fish.
Outside the hospital, Dr. Belknap is an active member of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmology, currently on the Genetics Committee. She performs ophthalmic examinations on dogs at shows, the hospital, and events as part of the OFA Eye Certification Registry. A research project is currently underway to evaluate the efficacy of a topical ophthalmic lacrimostimulant for cases of keratoconjunctivitis sicca (dry eye) in dogs. In addition, Dr. Belknap continues to write ophthalmology articles for publication and speak to veterinarians and owners regarding ophthalmic conditions and diseases.