Robert Swinger, DVM, DACVO
Dr. Robert Swinger completed his undergraduate work and received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Illinois in 2003. After completing an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Veterinary Specialists of South Florida in Cooper City, he went on to complete both an ophthalmology internship in 2005 and residency in 2009 at the Animal Eye Specialty Clinics in Miami, Deerfield Beach, and West Palm Beach. Soon thereafter, he joined the VCA Aurora Animal Hospital outside of Chicago and developed a successful ophthalmology service where he continues to actively consult. In 2011, Dr. Swinger launched Animal Eye Guys (AEG) and joined the Hollywood Animal Hospital veterinary team. In 2012, AEG expanded it's services, offering two satellite locations in Miami Beach and South Miami. Dr. Swinger is board certified and a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists.
Cherlene Delgado, DVM, DACVO
Born in Chicago and raised in Puerto Rico, Dr. Cherlene Delgado returned to the States to pursue veterinary medicine. In 2003, she joined the ophthalmology department at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital at the University of Missouri. As a technical assistant, she became fascinated with the world of veterinary ophthalmology. Dr. Delgado received her veterinary degree in 2009 and completed a small animal rotating internship at the University of Missouri in 2010. She then relocated to Madison, Wisconsin where she completed a three year residency in comparative veterinary ophthalmology at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. She became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists in 2014. Dr. Delgado practiced in the Chicagoland area from 2013-15 and in mid 2015 joined Animal Eye Guys in sunny south Florida.
Jessica Martinez, DVM, MS, DACVO
Dr. Jessica Martinez received her Veterinary Medicine degree from Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University in 2012. She then relocated to Florida for an internship in Equine Sports Medicine at Ocala Equine Hospital and thereafter, worked in Louisiana as a racehorse veterinarian at Backstretch Surgery and Medicine. She completed a three-year residency in veterinary ophthalmology at the Eye Center for Animals in New Orleans in 2017. Dr. Martinez is celebrating her one year anniversary with Animal Eye Guys and recently became a boarded Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists.
Laura Proietto, VMD, MS
Dr. Laura Proietto received her Veterinary Medicine degree from The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 2012. She then completed a medicine and surgery rotating internship at the Animal Medical Center in New York City. Following her internship, Dr. Proietto was accepted to the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine for a 4 year combined Master’s Degree and Comparative Ophthalmology residency program. In 2015 she received her MS centered around canine corneal healing and was involved in many studies including canine and equine corneal and orbital disease and improving the use of diagnostic methods in practice. During residency, Dr. Proietto enjoyed being active in the clinic and the classroom helping to further client and veterinary education. After completing residency in 2017, Dr. Proietto joined the Animal Eye Guys family and is enjoying South Florida with her husband and their fur babies.
Dr. Proietto is at our Ft. Lauderdale location as well as the Coral Springs location.
Taryn Overton, DVM (Ophthalmology Resident)
Biography coming soon!
Lindsey Pelych, DVM (Ophthalmology Intern)
Biography coming soon!