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Stephanie A Pumphrey - DVM, DACVO


  • DVM – Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, 2008
  • PhD (English and American Literature) – Harvard University, 2003
  • BA – Stanford University, 1996

Board Certification

  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists
  • Pumphrey SA. Canine secondary glaucomas. The Veterinary Clinics of North America: Small Animal Practice 2015; 45: 1335-1364.
  • Pumphrey SA, Pirie CG, Pizzirani S, Needle DA. Glaucoma associated with uveal cysts and goniodysgenesis in American Bulldogs: a case series. Vet Ophthalmol 2013; 16:377-385.
  • Pumphrey SA, Pizzirani S, Pirie CG, Anwer MS, Logvinenko T. Serum autoantibody profiles in canine goniodysgenesis-related glaucoma.  Am J Vet Res 2013; 74:621-628.
  • Pumphrey SA, Pizzirani S, Pirie CG, Sato AF, Buckley FI. Reactive histiocytosis of the orbit and posterior segment in a dog. Vet Ophthalmol 2013; 16:229-233.
  • Pumphrey SA, Pirie CG, Rozanski EA. Uveitis associated with septic peritonitis in a cat. J Vet Emerg Crit Care 2011; 21:279-284.
  • Pumphrey SA, Pizzirani S, Pirie CG. 360-degree conjunctival grafting for management of diffuse keratomalacia in a dog. Vet Ophthalmol 2011; 14: 209-213

General Research Interests

  • Extracellular matrix modification in canine glaucoma
  • Alternative techniques for ocular surface reconstruction and stabilization
  • Ocular oncology
  • Ocular changes in systemic disease
  • Measurements of client compliance and use of novel tools to improve treatment outcomes

Selected Research Projects

  • PAI-1 levels in aqueous humor in canine primary glaucoma
  • Autoantibodies against optic nerve antigens in canine goniodysgenesis-related glaucoma


  • Alternate models for teaching lesion recognition
  • Alternate means of assessment for didactic courses
  • Mentoring of house officers with regards to mental health and self-care

Major Specialized Equipment

  • Phacoemulsification
  • Diode and CO2 laser
  • Ultrasound biomicroscopy (UBM) and high-resolution ocular ultrasound (HRUS)
  • Cryosurgery
  • Electroretinography (ERG)
  • MRI
  • CT