Veterinary Ophthalmology Center, Pet eye doctor in Orlando Florida, Winter Park FL, Oviedo FL, Cocoa FL, Sanford FL and Southeast Orlando and surrounding areas



Dr. Fife, is originally from Salt Lake City Utah and began his career in veterinary medicine in high school, working as a technician in a veterinary specialty practice.  He attended the University of Utah earning a Bachelor of Science in Biology, and graduated cum laude from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 2004. 


Dr. Fife had a special interest in ophthalmology during veterinary school and had the opportunity to work as a research assistant in the department of ophthalmology at Shands Hospital in Gainesville, studying wound healing following glaucoma filtration surgery.  Following veterinary school he completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Virginia Tech University, and went on to a residency in comparative ophthalmology at Eye Care for Animals in Tustin CA, the largest residency training program in the United States.  Dr. Fife completed his residency and obtained board certification from the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists in 2008. 


After practicing in Las Vegas, Nevada and Southern California for several years, Dr. Fife returned to Florida in 2010.  He was an associate ophthalmologist  with the Animal Eye Specialty Clinic in Melbourne prior to establishing the Veterinary Ophthalmology Center.


Dr. Fife has had his research published in journals including Veterinary Ophthalmology; Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science; and the Journal of Experimental Biology.  He has also presented research at meetings of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists and the Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology.





Bachelor of Science, Biology/Chemistry minor
University of Utah 2000


Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Cum Laude
University of Florida 2004


Internship, small animal medicine and surgery
Virginia Tech University


Residency in comparative ophthalmology
Eye Care for Animals, Tustin CA 2008


Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists 2008





Fife M, Blocker T, Dubielzig D, Fife T and Dunn K.
Canine conjunctival mast cell tumors: a retrospective study. 
Veterinary Ophthalmology. v 14 n3: 153-160, 2011


Esson D, Armour M, Brinkis J, Fife M and Calvarese S.
The effect of intracameral tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) administration on the incidence of postoperative ocular hypertension (POH) following pseudophakic cataract extraction in canine patients. Veterinary Opthalmology 12: 2009 Abstract 28


Esson D, Lynch G, Fife M, Calvarese C and Broome M. 
Image fusion magnetic resonance imaging for improved orbital and ocular soft-tissue resolution in the dog. Veterinary Ophthalmology  6: 2007 Abstract 1


Esson DW, Sherwood MB, Neelkantan A, and Fife M. 
A New Model of Glaucoma Filtering Surgery in the Rat.  Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2004, 45: Abstract 985


Fife MM, Bailey CL, Lee DV, and Carrier DR.
Function of the oblique  hypaxial muscles in trotting dogs. J Exp Biol 204: 2371-2381, 2001.


Ritter DA, Nassar PM, Fife MM, and Carrier DR.
Epaxial muscle function in trotting dogs. J Exp Biol 204: 3053-3064, 2001.