Sara Thomasy


Dr. Sara Thomasy is a Professor in the Department of Surgical and Radiological Sciences in the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of California, Davis. She received her B.S. in Biology from The Ohio State University in 2000 and her DVM from UC Davis in 2005. She then completed a PhD in pharmacology and toxicology from UC Davis in 2006. Following a 1-year small animal rotating internship at North Carolina State University, she completed a comparative ophthalmology residency at UC Davis in 2010. Dr. Thomasy is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmology and served as a reviewer for several journals including Investigative Ophthalmology and Vision Science, Acta Biomaterialia and Ophthalmology. She is an affiliate researcher at the California National Primate Research Center and co-runs a large, interdisciplinary vision science laboratory with Drs. Christopher Murphy and Paul Russell. Her research interests include large animal models for anterior segment disease, corneal wound healing, glaucoma, ocular pharmacology, and antiviral therapy for the management of feline herpesvirus.

Recent Publications


The SPOTS system: an ocular scoring system optimized for use in modern preclinical drug development and toxicology
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In vivo evaluation of the cornea and conjunctiva of the normal laboratory beagle using time‐and Fourier‐domain optical coherence tomography and ultrasound pachymetry
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Species differences in the geometry of the anterior segment differentially affect anterior chamber cell scoring systems in laboratory animals
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