betbeeze cateyeOur small animal, exotic and large animal pets can develop a number of conditions that affect eyesight and may require the care of a board-certified veterinary ophthalmologist. An ophthalmologist specializes in all areas of the eyes. Dr. Caroline Betbeze, a board-certified ophthalmologist at MSU-CVM, practices at the Animal Health Center and our affiliate center, Veterinary Specialty Center. Dr. Betbeze diagnoses and treats conditions of the eye, and teams with referring veterinarians on their more difficult ocular cases. In addition to using the latest diagnostic equipment and treatments, she and her team provide a high-level of care, compassion, and education to clients, their pets and referring veterinarians. To make an appointment with Dr. Betbeze, please call  662-325-1351 or 662-325-7339. Appointments are seen at the Animal Health Center (MSU-CVM, 240 Wise Center Drive) and Veterinary Specialty Center (1207 Highway 182W)

Commonly diagnosed and treated conditions:

Corneal abrasions
Corneal ulcers
Inflammation of the eye
Dry eye
Eyelid abnormalities
Retinal problems
Lens abnormalities






betbeze caroline-webDr. Caroline Betbeze
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists
Associate Clinical Professor

Dr. Betbeze received her DVM at MSU-CVM and completed her Master of Science degree and residency in comparative veterinary ophthalmology at Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2006.  Dr. Betbeze is board certified in the specialty of veterinary ophthalmology.   She has practiced veterinary ophthalmology for over 10 years and has extensive clinical expertise to offer the highest level of eye care for all species.  Commonly treated diseases include dry eye, glaucoma, cataracts, and corneal diseases.  Dr. Betbeze also performs surgeries such as cataract, eyelid, and corneal surgery for pets.   Her professional interests include developing new teaching techniques for veterinary students and interns, as well as researching ocular pain control, ocular manifestations of systemic disease, and ophthalmic surgeries for animals.


seyer lindsay webLindsay Seyer DVM

After obtaining a degree in veterinary medicine at the St George’s University, Dr. Seyer continued her formal training in veterinary medicine through a one-year internship in small animal medicine and surgery at BluePearl Veterinary Partners of Nashville. With a passion for veterinary ophthalmology, Dr. Seyer began an ophthalmology internship at Mississippi State University to develop skills in ophthalmic surgery and clinical practice.   Dr. Seyer will pursue a career in veterinary ophthalmology through a three-year residency training program in ophthalmology at Mississippi State University after completion of her internship. Dr. Seyer’s research interests include corneal diseases and tear film disorders, but she enjoys all aspects of veterinary ophthalmology and is eager to continue her path in becoming board certified in the field.

  dray stephanieStephanie Dray CVT

Stephanie is from Grenada, MS and completed the veterinary medical technology program in 2013.  She won the Student of the Year award and clinical and technical excellence award that year. She is a certified veterinary technologist.   She enjoys teaching the veterinary  and veterinary technology students and taking care of patients.   She has one cat and two dogs and lives in Starkville, MS.