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Sara Adelman, DVM, MS

Joining the Vet Vision Center in

September 2024!

Dr. Shelby and the Vet Vision Center Team are incredibly excited to welcome Dr. Sara to Bucks Country and beautiful Lambertville!  Starting September 2024, we will be increasing our available appointments and hours, and offering Friday appointments.  Stay tuned for future updates and communications regarding our expanded offerings!

About Dr. Adelman:

Dr. Sara Adelman received her DVM and MS from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 2018 and will be completing a residency program in comparative (veterinary) ophthalmology at the University of California – Davis in the summer of 2024. Her professional interests include glaucoma, ocular surface disease, and ophthalmic surgery. Outside of the clinic, Dr. Adelman enjoys gardening and spending time in nature with her Border Collie dog, Nell. She is originally from Wilmington, DE and is looking forward to moving back to the area!

Degrees & Certifications:

  • 2013 | Bachelor of Science (BS), Iowa State University

  • 2018 | Master of Science (MS), University of Wisconsin - Madison

  • 2018 | Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM), University of Wisconsin - Madison

  • 2019 | Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, VCA - Animal Specialty Group

  • 2020 | Ophthalmology Specialty Internship, Bluepearl Tampa

  • 2024 | Residency, Comparative Ophthalmology, University of California - Davis


  • Adelman, S., M.M. Quan, E.A. Hisey, C.J. Murphy, S.M. Thomasy, and B.C. Leonard. "The role of epithelial membrane-associated mucin 4 (muc4) in ocular surface health and corneal wound healing." Submission to Experimental Eye Research anticipated January 2024.

  • Shannon, A. H., S. A. Adelman, E. A. Hisey, S. S. Potnis, V. Rozo, M. W. Yung, J. Y. Li, C. J. Murphy, S. M. Thomasy and B. C. Leonard (2022). "Antimicrobial Peptide Expression at the Ocular Surface and Their Therapeutic Use in the Treatment of Microbial Keratitis." Front Microbiol 13: 857735.

  • Chohan, A. S., S. A. Adelman and M. K. Ames (2022). "Anesthesia Case of the Month." J Am Vet Med Assoc 260(12): 1-6.

  • Adelman, S. A., K. Oikawa, G. Senthilkumar, R. M. Trane, L. B. C. Teixeira and G. J. McLellan (2021). "Mapping retinal ganglion cell somas in a large-eyed glaucoma model." Mol Vis 27: 608-621.

  • Adelman, S., D. Shinsako, J. A. Kiland, V. Yaccarino, N. M. Ellinwood, G. Ben-Shlomo and G. J. McLellan (2018). "The post-natal development of intraocular pressure in normal domestic cats (Felis catus) and in feline congenital glaucoma." Exp Eye Res 166: 70-73.

  • Tofflemire, K. L., E. M. Whitley, R. A. Allbaugh, G. Ben-Shlomo, C. C. Robinson, T. L. Overton, C. E. Thiessen, E. A. Evans, A. N. Griggs, S. A. Adelman, A. L. Ludwig, J. K. Jens, N. M. Ellinwood, C. S. Peterson and R. D. Whitley (2015). "Comparison of two- and three-times-daily topical ophthalmic application of 0.005% latanoprost solution in clinically normal dogs." Am J Vet Res 76(7): 625-631.

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