Jennifer Heyward, DVM

Credentials: Comparative Biomedical Sciences, Ophthalmology, Department of Surgical Sciences (School of Veterinary Medicine)

Position title: Comparative Ophthalmology Resident, CBMS Master's student


Advisor: Freya Mowat, BVSc, PhD

Keywords: Sudden acquired retinal degeneration syndrome (SARDS) in dogs, cone distribution


BS 2016, Biology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
DVM 2020, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC


Dr. Heyward has researched cone subtype and distribution in American black bear retinas
using immunohistochemistry and fluorescent microscopy of retinal wholemounts. Her current
research evaluates possible vasculature changes in canine patients with sudden acquired retinal
degeneration syndrome (SARDS) which causes acute blindness in dogs and has a poorly
understood cause.

Mowat Lab