1996-1999 Veterinary Ophthalmology Residency
University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine
Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmology: November 1999
1995-1996 Veterinary Internship
University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine
Certificate of Completion: June 1996
1991-1995 College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Florida
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine: May 1995
Graduated Fourth in Class
1986-1991 College of Agriculture at University of Florida
Bachelor or Science: May 1991
Major in Animal Sciences
1994 Inducted into Phi Zeta Veterinary Honor Society, Upsilon Chapter
1990 Panhellenic Council and Interfraternity Council Award for Outstanding Achievement
1988 Moormon Co. Scholarship
University of Florida College of Agriculture
Veterinary Work Experience:
2000-present Veterinary Ophthalmologist
Animal Eye Specialty Clinic, Stuart, FL
Full-time veterinary ophthalmologist working with small animals and exotics in a multi-specialty practice, with affiliated clinics in Melbourne, West Palm Beach, Deerfield Beach and Miami.
Started and built up satellite clinic in Melbourne, FL, from 2000-2008, until owners were able to open a full-time practice in that location.
Covered when needed at West Palm Beach facility.
Canine Eye Registry Foundation (CERF) clinics for dog shows in Melbourne and West Palm Beach.
Harvested corneas several times per year from euthanized animals at Humane Society--stored for corneal transplant patients at all clinics.
Volunteer work at Brevard Zoo in Melbourne, FL (i.e. corneal laceration repair in a klipspringer, enucleation of a green turaco, etc.).
Volunteer work for Save the Chimps facility in Fort Pierce, FL (eye exams and treatment recommendations).
Volunteer work for Busch Wildlife Sanctuary in Jupiter, FL (eye exams and surgeries for injured wildlife).
Volunteer work for Humane Society of St. Lucie County, FL (eye exams and surgeries for rescued animals)
Jack Hanna's Animal Adventures: Episode 251
Explained anatomy and physiology of owl eyes while performing enucleation on a barred owl from Busch Wildlife Sanctuary.
1998-1999 Evaluation of tear film proteases in horses with ulcerative keratitis. Principal investigator.
1996-1997 In vitro flow characteristics of the Ahmed and self-constructed anterior chamber shunts. Principal investigator.
D. Todd Strubbe and Kirk N. Gelatt. Chapter Ten: Ophthalmic Examination and Diagnostic Procedures. Veterinary Ophthalmology, Third Edition. 1999: 427-466.
D. Todd Strubbe, Dennis E. Brooks, Gregory S. Schultz. Evaluation of tear film proteinases in horses with ulcerative keratitis. Veterinary Ophthalmology. 2000; 3: 111-119.
D. T. Strubbe, K. N. Gelatt, E. O. MacKay. In vitro flow characteristics of the Ahmed and self-constructed anterior chamber shunts. Am J Vet Res. 1997; 11: 1332-1337.
D. Todd Strubbe. Periocular neurofibrosarcoma in a horse. Veterinary Ophthalmology. 2001; 4: 237-241.
Dennis E. Brooks, D. Todd Strubbe, Paul S. Kubilis. Histomorphometry of the optic nerves of normal dogs and dogs with hereditary glaucoma. Experimental Eye Research. 1995; 60: 71-89
D. E. Brooks, S. E. Andrew, H. M. Denis, D. T. Strubbe. Rose bengal positive epithelial microerosions as a manifestation of equine keratomycosis. Veterinary Ophthalmology. 2000; 3: 83-86.
D. E. Brooks, S. E. Andrew, D. J. Birds, H. M. Denis, T. J. Cutler, D. T. Strubbe. Ulcerative keratitis caused by beta-hemolytic Streptococcus equi in 11 horses. Veterinary Ophthalmology. 2000; 3: 121-125.
Lectures and Labs:
2000-2017 Multiple invited and hosted lectures for the Treasure Coast Veterinary Medical Association
1999 Assisted with Corneal and Adnexal Surgery wet lab at North American Veterinary Conference, Orlando, FL
1998 American College of Veterinary Ophthalmology Resident Presentation: Evaluation of tear film proteinases in horses with ulcerative keratitis.
Member of the American Veterinary Medical Association
Member of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmology
Member of the Florida Veterinary Medical Association
Member of the Treasure Coast Veterinary Medical Association
Activities and Interests:
Fiction writing--currently submitting Dr. Metifunger's Transdimensional Veterinary Clinic.