Vanessa Yang, DVM
Credentials: Department of Surgical Sciences (School of Veterinary Medicine)
Position title: Comparative Ophthalmology Resident II
Advisor: Gillian McLellan, BVMS, DACVO, DECVO, PhD
BS 2011, Biological Sciences, English, University of California-Riverside, Riverside, CA
DVM 2017, Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, CA
As a veterinary ophthalmology resident, Dr. Yang is interested in the preservation of vision in many different species, particularly in glaucoma patients. She has participated in a trial of an ocular hypotensive agent in dogs, as well as a tonometry study at UW-Madison. She was recently awarded a grant by the Vision for Animals Foundation to study the safety and efficacy of latanoprostene bunod in a large animal model of glaucoma, in collaboration with the McLellan laboratory. This study remains ongoing. In the future, she plans to continue investigating vision-sparing therapies in an academic setting and contributing scientific knowledge to the field of ophthalmology.