Kyle Tofflemire, DVM, DACVO

Ophthalmology

Kyle Tofflemire, DVM, DACVO, Board Certified in Veterinary Ophthalmology earned his veterinary degree from Texas A&M University. He then completed a small animal rotating Internship at the Veterinary Specialty Center of Tucson and an ophthalmology internship at Iowa State University, where he remained for his residency.

He earned his ophthalmology board certification in 2015 and practiced in Washington State prior to joining Guardian Veterinary Specialists in 2018. He has a wide range of professional interests and has contributed to research in canine and equine glaucoma, feline fungal uveitis, and infectious bovine keratoconjunctivitis.

Dr. Tofflemire serves on the American Board of Veterinary Ophthalmology’s examination committee. His clinical focus is working with clients to find practical, effective and ethical solutions to medical problems that affect pets’ vision.

Dr. Tofflemire’s Peer-Reviewed Scientific Publications

Dr. Kyle Tofflemire, DVM, DACVO, earned his veterinary degree from Texas A&M University. He then completed a Small Animal Rotating Internship at the Veterinary Specialty Center of Tucson and an ophthalmology internship at Iowa State University, where he remained for his residency. He passed his ophthalmology board certification in 2015.

Dr. Tofflemire practiced in Washington State prior to joining Guardian Veterinary Specialists. He has a wide range of professional interests and has contributed research in canine and equine glaucoma, feline fungal uveitis, and infectious bovine keratoconjunctivitis. He serves on the American Board of Veterinary Ophthalmology Examination Committee. His greatest efforts are directed towards working with clients to find practical, effective and ethical solutions to medical problems.

Below is a selection of peer-reviewed publications Dr. Tofflemire has authored through the years on a broad array of ophthalmology subjects with links to abstract summaries.

1. Evaluation of three hand-held tonometers in normal canine eyes.
Tofflemire KL, Ellinwood NM, Jens J, Whitley RD, Ben-Shlomo G. Evaluation of three hand-held tonometers in normal canine eyes. The Veterinary Journal 2017; 224: 7-10

2. Schirmer tear test I in dogs: results comparing placement in the ventral vs. dorsal conjunctival fornix.
Visser H, Tofflemire K, Love-Myers K, Allbaugh R, Ellinwood N, Dees D, Whitley R. Schirmer tear test I in dogs: results comparing placement in the ventral versus dorsal conjunctival fornix. Veterinary Ophthalmology, 2017; 20: 522-525.

3. Hypokalemia and suspected renal tubular acidosis associated with topical carbonic anhydrase inhibitor therapy in a cat.
Thiessen CE, Tofflemire KL, Makielski KM, Cutler TJ, Ben-Shlomo G, Whitley RD, Allbaugh RA. Hypokalemia and suspected renal tubular acidosis associated with topical carbonic anhydrase inhibitor therapy in a cat. Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care 2016; 26: 870-876.

4. Anticoagulant rodenticide toxicity in six dogs presenting for ocular disease.
Griggs AN, Allbaugh RA, Tofflemire KL, Whitley RD, Ben-Shlomo G, Paulsen ME. Anticoagulant rodenticide toxicity in six dogs presenting for ocular disease. Veterinary Ophthalmology 2016; 19: 73-80.

5. Effect of topical ophthalmic dorzolamide(2%)-timolol(0.5%) solution and ointment on intraocular pressure in normal horses.
Tofflemire KL, Whitley EM, Flinn AM, Dufour VL, Ben-Shlomo G, Allbaugh RA, Griggs AN, Peterson CS, Whitley RD. Effect of topical ophthalmic dorzolamide(2%)-timolol(0.5%) ointment and solution on intraocular pressure in normal horses. Veterinary Ophthalmology 2015; 18: 457-461.

6. Comparison of two- and three-times-daily topical ophthalmic application of 0.005% latanoprost solution in clinically normal dogs.
Tofflemire KL, Whitley EM, Allbaugh RA, Ben-Shlomo G, Robinson CC, Overton TL, Thiessen CE, Evans EA, Griggs AN, Ludwig AL, Adelman SA, Jens JK, Ellinwood NM, Peterson CS, Whitley RD. Effect of topical ophthalmic latanoprost 0.005% two and three times daily on intraocular pressure and ocular parameters in normal dogs. American Journal of Veterinary Research 2015; 76: 625-631.

7. Randomized blinded challenge study to assess association between Moraxella bovoculi and Infectious Bovine Keratoconjunctivitis in dairy calves.
Gould SA, Dewell RD, Tofflemire KL, Whitley RD, Millman ST, Opriessnig T, Rosenbusch R, Trujillo J, O’Connor A. Randomized blinded challenge study to assess association between Moraxella bovoculi and Infectious Bovine Keratoconjunctivitis in dairy calves. Veterinary Microbiology 2013; 164: 108-115.

8. Three cases of feline ocular coccidioidomycosis: presentation, clinical features, diagnosis, and treatment.
Tofflemire KL, Betbeze C. Three cases of feline ocular coccidioidomycosis: presentation, clinical features, diagnosis, and treatment. Veterinary Ophthalmology 2010; 13: 166-172.