Dr. Stephanie Pumphrey joined the Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine ophthalmology department in 2017. She provides medical and surgical treatment to a variety of veterinary patients with eye issues, including not just dogs and cats but horses, camelids, less traditional pets like rabbits and reptiles, and wildlife species including raptors and other birds. Commonly treated conditions include cataracts, glaucoma, corneal ulcers, eyelid and eyelash disorders like entropion or distichiasis, and uveitis and other inflammatory diseases.
Dr. Pumphrey took a less traditional route to her DVM, completing a PhD in American literature prior to applying to veterinary school. While a PhD student, she got her first dog, and in spending time with her local veterinarian she realized that veterinary medicine was a better fit for her skills and interests than the humanities. During veterinary school she completed several rotations on the ophthalmology service and was attracted to the discipline for its combination of medicine and surgery, and for its obvious impact on the quality of life of its patients. She completed her ophthalmology residency at Tufts in 2012 and became board certified the same year. After working in private practice for nearly 5 years, Dr. Pumphrey returned to Tufts out of a desire to contribute in the fields of teaching and research as well as clinical medicine.
Dr. Pumphrey lives nearby with her husband and dogs. Her hobbies include hiking, skiing, kayaking, and foraging for mushrooms and other wild foods.
DVM, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, 2008
PhD, Harvard University, 2003
BA, Stanford University, 1996
American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ACVO)
Extracellular matrix modification in canine glaucoma
Alternative techniques for ocular surface reconstruction and stabilization
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
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