Dr. DJ Haeussler grew up in the Cincinnati area as the son of a small animal general practitioner. Dr. Haeussler always wanted to be a veterinarian as he always heard the stories his father would tell when he got home from work. He finished his undergraduate work at The Ohio State University and then received his doctorate in 2006. He then went to New Jersey where he finished two internships at Garden State Veterinary Specialists and then returned to his alma mater, The Ohio State University to complete his residency. While at Ohio State University for his residency, he completed a Master of Science degree and earned the top award for professional student research at Ohio State as well as the top resident award for professional research at the annual American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ACVO) in 2010. Dr. DJ Haeussler has been published in Veterinary Ophthalmology as well as Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science. His publications have been referenced in the gold standard textbook, Veterinary Ophthalmology. Dr. DJ Haeussler has also published a photographic atlas to help better help veterinarians and veterinary technicians identify ophthalmic disease in dogs and is entitled Recognition of Canine Ocular Disease: A Photo Atlas, Volume 1. Dr. Haeussler has also served as a part-time ophthalmology consultant and clinician at Garden State Veterinary Specialists, in Tinton Falls, New Jersey. Dr. Haeussler is a board certified diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ACVO).
Dr. Haeussler’s interests are providing exceptional ophthalmic care to prolong vision and comfort for your pet. He is very interested in cataract surgery with intraocular lens implantation, various surgical methods of corneal repair and equine ophthalmic disease and treatment. Dr. DJ Haeussler is married to Dr. Jayme Haeussler, a veterinarian in the Cincinnati area. Outside of his career, he is an avid sports fan and enjoys following the Cincinnati Reds, the Cincinnati Bengals, and the Ohio State Buckeyes. He loves to spend time with his wife, Jayme, their two sons, Trey and Dane, and their dog, Vegas. Dr. Haeussler's other hobbies include scuba diving, photography (even underwater!), business management, and marketing.