medical director

Alex LoPinto, DVM, DACVO

Dr. Alex LoPinto is the Medical Director, and the driving force, of VEC. He brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise as one of only two veterinary ophthalmologists in New York City. A graduate of Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, he completed a rotating internship at Red Bank Veterinary Hospital, a large multi-specialty hospital in New Jersey prior to his ophthalmology training. He completed his residency at Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine to become a board certified veterinary ophthalmologist.

Dr. LoPinto came to New York City to join a large, busy specialty hospital in Brooklyn where he managed a wide range of ophthalmology cases. Dr. LoPinto launched VEC to have a veterinary practice that focuses exclusively on ophthalmology.   Dr. LoPinto’s clinical interests include cataract surgery, corneal diseases, and corrective eyelid procedures.  

In his free time, Dr. LoPinto enjoys traveling, photography, tennis, and exploring the city with his dog, Grizzly.

State-of-the-art to provide the best eye care for your pet.

Experienced and specialist-trained team.

Our team of highly skilled licensed veterinary technicians, assistants, and client care coordinators bring have years of experience working with pets in emergency and specialty settings. They bring their experience, passion, and commitment to ensuring  your pet receives the very best care.

Your pet is our priority – Ensuring your pet is comfortable, healthy, and visual is our mission.