Prof. MVDr. Alexandra Trbolová, PhD.

Veterinary eye specialist

I've completed studies at the University of Veterinary Medicine in 1987 and since 1993 I have specialized in the field of veterinary ophthalmology.

After graduation I’ve been working at the Small Animal Clinic of the University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy in Košice. I've worked as Head of the Department from September 2015 and since March 2019 as Vice-Rector for Clinical Activities.

Additionally I'm providing medical services at private clinic in Košice - Veterinary Clinic Slon.

My practice in numbers


Successful eye therapies


Scientific and professional publications


Received scientific grants


New surgical procedures


Since 1993 I have specialized in the field of veterinary ophthalmology.

I've visited Florida to received education in ophthalmology from Prof. K. N. Gelatt and D. Brooks.

I've attended the specialized training in Germany in Giessen and Munich (prof. Neumann and prof. Kostlin) and at University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna (prof. Nell).

Between 2012 and 2015 I've actively participated in intensive veterinary ophthalmology specialists training under the leadership of  ACVO and ECVO diplomats (R. Ofri, T. Zemlic, N. Hakansson, D. J. Maggs).


I'm actively participating on yearly basis in conferences organized by ECVO and ESVO. I'm an active member of ESVO.

I have been an invited speaker at major conferences organized by the World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) in Bulgaria, Poland, Czech Republic, Serbia, Iran and Hungary.

As a regular invitee I'm participating as speaker in lectures and conferences at Slovak Small Animal Veterinary Association, Czech Small Animal Veterinary Association, Chamber of Polish, Slovak and Czech Republic veterinarians.

I'm guest lecturer at the University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Science Brno.


My scientific research projects received several grants aimed at modern methods of treatment of chronic eye diseases in dogs, cats and horses as well as retinal changes in aging dogs.

I have introduced the use of dried amniotic membrane in veterinary ophthalmology.

My researches are mainly directed towards hereditary eye diseases and their diagnosis.

I have currently more than 350 scientific and professional publications.


The certificate for the microsurgical cataract (obtained in Warsaw)

Certificate of Intraocular Surgery for Advanced Surgeons (obtained in Berlin)


In 2015 I've founded The East European Society of Veterinary Ophthalmology (EESVO) in Slovakia. I’m past president of  EESVO, and remain as current board member for the same.

The main goals of the association (in cooperation with Dipl. ECVO and ACVO) are to provide support for the education of veterinarians in the field of veterinary ophthalmology.

In 2018 as president of EESVO I've organized together with ESVO Ophthalmology meeting in Prague.

From 2019 I'm a board member of ISVO (International Society of veterinary ophthalmology).