Ralph Hamor

Ralph Hamor,

Clinical Professor – Ophthalmology

Department: Small Animal Clinical Sciences
Business Phone: (352) 392-2235
Business Email: hamor@ufl.edu

About Ralph Hamor

Hamor joined the UF Veterinary College’s Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences in April 2016. Prior to that, he was a Clinical Professor and Ophthalmology Section Head at the University of Illinois, where he had been a faculty member since 1993. Hamor is currently a Clinical Professor and Ophthalmology Service Chief. He also serves as a Medical Director in the UF Veterinary Hospital.

Accomplishments

Small Animal Elective Clinician of the Year
2020 · UF CVM Class of 2020
Small Animal Elective Clinician of the Year
2019 · UF CVM Class of 2019
Dr. Gordon and Mrs. Helen Kruger Service Excellence Award
2012 · University of Illinois
Carl J. Norden/Pfizer Distinguished Teacher Award
2009 · University of Illinois
Dr. Gordon and Mrs. Helen Kruger Service Excellence Award
2009 · University of Illinois
Dr. Beryl D. and Renee Mell Faculty Award
2008 · University of Illinois
Dr. Gordon and Mrs. Helen Kruger Teaching Excellence Award
2005 · University of Illinois
Dr. and Mrs. Lloyd Helper Faculty Collegiality Award
2003 · University of Illinois
Carl J. Norden/Pfizer Distinguished Teacher Award
1996 · University of Illinois

Board Certifications

  • Diplomate
    American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists

Clinical Profile

Specialties
  • Ophthalmology

Research Profile

My research interests are generally clinical and collaborative. Topics are varied and include case reports, unique clinical treatments and clinical drug effects on ocular tissues in both small and large animals.

Publications

2021
The Fecal Bacterial Microbiota in Horses with Equine Recurrent Uveitis.
Animals : an open access journal from MDPI. 11(3) [DOI] 10.3390/ani11030745. [PMID] 33803123.
2019
Pleomorphic iridociliary adenocarcinoma with extraocular extrusion in a dog
Clinical Case Reports.
2018
Surgical Excision of a Feline Orbital Lacrimal Gland Adenocarcinoma With Adjunctive Cryotherapy and Carboplatin-Impregnated Bead Implantation
Veterinary Ophthalmology. 21(4):419-425 [DOI] 10.1111/vop.12501.
2017
Heat-Shock Protein 70 Expression in the Equine Cornea
Veterinary ophthalmology. 20(4):344-348 [DOI] 10.1111/vop.12432.
2016
Tear film concentrations of doxycycline following oral administration in ophthalmologically normal dogs.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 249(5):508-14 [DOI] 10.2460/javma.249.5.508. [PMID] 27556265.
2016
The effects of topical diclofenac, topical flurbiprofen, and humidity on corneal sensitivity in normal dogs
Veterinary ophthalmology. 20(2):160-170 [DOI] 10.1111/vop.12386. [PMID] 27118239.
2016
Three-dimensional printing of orbital and peri-orbital masses in three dogs and its potential applications in veterinary ophthalmology
Veterinary ophthalmology. 20(1):58-64 [DOI] 10.1111/vop.12352. [PMID] 26801834.
2015
Treatment of corneal squamous cell carcinoma using topical 1% 5-fluorouracil as monotherapy
Veterinary ophthalmology. 19(3):256-261 [DOI] 10.1111/vop.12290. [PMID] 26073299.
2014
Prevalence of ophthalmic disease in blue-eyed horses
Equine Veterinary Education. 26(8):438-440 [DOI] 10.1111/eve.12179.
2014
Use of hydropulsion for the treatment of superficial corneal foreign bodies: 15 cases (1999-2013).
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 244(4):476-9 [DOI] 10.2460/javma.244.4.476. [PMID] 24479463.
2013
Characteristics of, prevalence of, and risk factors for corneal pigmentation (pigmentary keratopathy) in Pugs.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 243(5):667-74 [DOI] 10.2460/javma.243.5.667. [PMID] 23971846.
2013
Comparison of the diagnostic quality of computed tomography images of normal ocular and orbital structures acquired with and without the use of general anesthesia in the cat.
Veterinary ophthalmology. 16(5):352-8 [DOI] 10.1111/vop.12005. [PMID] 23998509.
2013
Heritability of lenticular myopia in English Springer spaniels.
Investigative ophthalmology & visual science. 54(12):7324-8 [DOI] 10.1167/iovs.12-10993. [PMID] 24071952.
2012
Clinical utility of a complete diagnostic protocol for the ocular evaluation of free-living raptors.
Veterinary ophthalmology. 15(1):5-17 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1463-5224.2011.00899.x. [PMID] 22050975.
2011
Effects of ophthalmic disease on concentrations of plasma fibrinogen and serum amyloid A in the horse.
Equine veterinary journal. 43(4):460-5 [DOI] 10.1111/j.2042-3306.2010.00305.x. [PMID] 21496078.
2011
Ophthalmic lesions in neonatal foals evaluated for nonophthalmic disease at referral hospitals.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 239(4):486-92 [DOI] 10.2460/javma.239.4.486. [PMID] 21838586.
2011
Ophthalmic lesions of equine neonates presenting to a referral hospital for non-ophthalmic disease
Javma-Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 239(4):486-492
2010
Canine pre-iridal fibrovascular membranes: morphologic and immunohistochemical investigations.
Veterinary ophthalmology. 13(1):4-13 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1463-5224.2009.00739.x. [PMID] 20149169.
2010
Electroretinography in the western gray kangaroo (Macropus fuliginosus).
Veterinary ophthalmology. 13 Suppl:41-6 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1463-5224.2010.00810.x. [PMID] 20840089.
2010
Ophthalmic examination findings in a captive colony of western gray kangaroos (Macropus fuliginosus).
Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians. 41(3):461-7 [PMID] 20945644.
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2009
Aspergillus flavus keratomycosis in a cat treated with topical 1% voriconazole solution.
Veterinary ophthalmology. 12(1):48-52 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1463-5224.2009.00673.x. [PMID] 19152598.
2009
Ocular bacterial flora, tear production, and intraocular pressure in a captive flock of Humboldt penguins (Spheniscus humboldti).
Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians. 40(3):430-6 [PMID] 19746856.
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2004
Effects of intracameral injection of preservative-free lidocaine on the anterior segment of the eyes in dogs.
American journal of veterinary research. 65(10):1325-30 [PMID] 15524317.
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2003
Alginate as a new biomaterial for the growth of porcine retinal pigment epithelium.
Veterinary ophthalmology. 6(3):237-43 [PMID] 12950655.
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2002
Ocular surgeries in cats.
The Veterinary clinics of North America. Small animal practice. 32(4):765-90, v [PMID] 12148311.
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2002
Onset and duration of paralysis and effect on intraocular pressure of pancuronium bromide in isoflurane-anesthetized dogs
Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances. 1(4):186-189
2001
Techniques for collection and interpretation of tissue samples in ocular disease.
Clinical techniques in small animal practice. 16(1):17-21 [PMID] 11373825.
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2000
Evaluation of results for Schirmer tear tests conducted with and without application of a topical anesthetic in clinically normal dogs of 5 breeds.
American journal of veterinary research. 61(11):1422-5 [PMID] 11108191.
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2000
Evaluation of short-term increased intraocular pressure on flash- and pattern-generated electroretinograms of dogs.
American journal of veterinary research. 61(9):1087-91 [PMID] 10976741.
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2000
Progression of an orbital T-cell rich B-cell lymphoma to a B-cell lymphoma in a dog.
Veterinary pathology. 37(5):465-9 [PMID] 11055871.
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1999
Equine infectious keratitis.
The Veterinary clinics of North America. Equine practice. 15(3):623-46 [PMID] 10589471.
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1999
Intraocular melanoma in an alpaca.
Veterinary ophthalmology. 2(3):193-196 [PMID] 11397265.
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1998
Determination of age in dogs and cats by use of changes in lens reflections and transparency.
American journal of veterinary research. 59(8):945-50 [PMID] 9706196.
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1997
Melanoma of the conjunctiva and cornea in a horse
Veterinary and Comparative Ophthalmology. 7(1):52-55
1996
Ocular blastomycosis in dogs: 73 cases, 108 eyes (1985-1993).
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 209(7):1271-4 [PMID] 8837649.
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1996
Ophthalmic manifestations and complications of dental disease in dogs and cats.
Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association. 32(3):215-24 [PMID] 8731135.
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1996
The Treatment of Canine Ocular Blastomycosis with Systemically Administered Amphotericin B and Ketoconazole
Javma-Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 209(7):1271-1274
1994
Evaluation of topically administered tissue plasminogen activator for intraocular fibrinolysis in dogs.
American journal of veterinary research. 55(10):1368-70 [PMID] 7998691.
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1994
Intraocular silicone prosthesis in dogs: a review of the literature and 50 new cases
Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association. 30:66-69
1993
Use of orbital implants after enucleation in dogs, horses, and cats: 161 cases (1980-1990).
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 203(5):701-6 [PMID] 8407541.
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1992
Ocular cosmetic and prosthetic devices.
The Veterinary clinics of North America. Equine practice. 8(3):637-54 [PMID] 1458334.
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Education

Masters of Science
1993 · Colorado State University
Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine
1987 · University of Missouri-Columbia

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2016-2020
VEM5242 Small Anim Ophthalmol
2016-2021
VEM5877 Senior Clk Opthalmol
2018-2020
VEM5204 Pnt Care Clin Skill 4
2016-2021
VEM5241 Vet Ophthalmology
2017-2021
VEM5286 Vet Clin Pharmacology

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 392-2235
Emails:
Business:
hamor@ufl.edu

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