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Dr. Kevin Snyder

Board-Certified Veterinary Ophthalmologist
Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (DACVO)

Dr. Snyder received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame and his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wisconsin. His specialized ophthalmology training took him from one year at Colorado State University back to the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he completed a four-year combined master’s degree in Comparative Biomedical Sciences and Comparative Ophthalmology residency program. 


Dr. Snyder is passionate about offering animals the highest quality eye care. He believes that Alaskans and their animals should have access to cutting edge medical and surgical veterinary eye care in Alaska. He works tirelessly with you and your animal's primary veterinarian to ensure the best outcome for your pet.

Dr. Snyder has first-authored or co-authored numerous research articles published in Veterinary Ophthalmology and translational animal-human research journals. He has spoken nationally at the American Veterinary Medical Association annual conference, the Alaska Veterinary Medical Association conference, and multiple times at the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists conference. He is currently serving a 4-year term on the Genetics Committee for the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists.



  • University of Wisconsin-Madison - 2018 -

  • Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital - 2016 – 2017

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison - 2016 -

  • University of Notre Dame - 2010 - Bachelor of Arts in Chinese Language


  • Snyder K.C., Terhaar H.M., Bentley E., Miller P. Wound Leakage Rates of Ex Vivo Uniplanar and Biplanar Phacoemulsification Clear Corneal Incisions in Dogs. Veterinary Ophthalmology.  March 2020.

  • Snyder K.C., Oikawa K, Williams J, Kiland J, Gehrke, S, Teixeira L.B.C., Huang A., McLellan G.J. Imaging Distal Aqueous Outflow Pathways in a Spontaneous Model of Congenital Glaucoma. Translational Vision Science & Technology TVST, October 2019.

  • Snyder K.C., Lewin A.C., Mans C, McLellan G.J. Tonometer Validation and Intraocular Pressure Reference Values in the Normal Chinchilla (Chinchilla lanigera). Veterinary Ophthalmology, March 2017.

  • Telle, MR. Snyder K.C., Oikawa, K., Nilles J., Gehrke S., Teixeira, L., Kiland, J., Huang AH., McLellan G.J. Development and validation of methods to visualize conventional aqueous outflow pathways in canine primary angle closure glaucoma. Veterinary Ophthalmology, September 2021.

  • Oikawa K, VerHoeve JN, Teixeira L., Snyder K.C., Kiland J, Ellinwood M, McLellan G.J.Sub-region specific optic nerve head glial activation in glaucoma.Molecular Neurobiology, April 2020.


  • American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists

  • American Veterinary Medical Association

  • Alaska State Veterinary Medical Association

Dr. Kevin Snyder

Contact Us



Monday - Thursday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM


After Hours Available Via Emergency Clinic Consults Monday thru Friday

Service Locations


Anchorage Veterinary Clinic & Urgent Care

8811 Toloff Street

Anchorage, AK, USA



North Star Animal Hospital

840 S. Cobb Street

Palmer, Alaska 99645



North Pole Veterinary Hospital

2942 Hurst Road,
North Pole, AK 99705

(907) 488-2335


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