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392 Kings Highway
Woolwich Township
New Jersey 08085
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Robert Peiffer, DVM, PhD, DACVO

Chief of Ophthalmology

Robert Peiffer, DVM, PhD, DACVO, Chief of Ophthalmology

Dr. Peiffer is the Chief of Ophthalmology at Saint Francis Veterinary Center.

Dr. Peiffer has authored more than 200 published works, and is co-editor of four text books.

In addition to his present position at Saint Francis Veterinary Center, Dr. Peiffer serves as:

  • Professor emeritus, Departments of Ophthalmology and Pathology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • Clinical Associate, Scheie Eye institute, University of Pennsylvania
  • Director, Bucks County Animal Ophthalmology
  • Staff Ophthalmologist, CARES, Langhorne PA
Dr. Peiffer’s past positions include:
  • President, American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists
  • President, American Society of Veterinary Ophthalmology
  • President, International Society of Veterinary Ophthalmology
  • President, International Society of Ocular Toxicology
  • Adjunct Professor of Pathology and Parasitology, North Carolina State University
  • Associate Professor with tenure, University of North Carolina
  • Director, Bucks County Animal Ophthalmology
  • Adjunct Professor of Ophthalmic Pathology, Scheie Eye Institute, University of Pennsylvania
  • Senior Investigator, including Study Director, Compound Manager, Drug Development, Ocular Toxicology and Externship Director, Merck Research Laboratories
peiffer surgeryDr. Peiffer’s awards and recognitions include:
  • AAHA Veterinarian of the Year
  • World Small Animal Veterinary Association Career Achievement Award
  • AVMA Gaines Award for contributions to the veterinary profession

Dr. Peiffer has special interest in ocular pathology.  Outside the office, he enjoys fishing and gardening.  Dr. Peiffer lives in Doylestown with his spouse of 35 years and their son, the youngest of four children. They share their home with three labs Abby, Maggie and Ruby.

When we asked Dr. Peiffer why he chose his profession, he emailed us back and said: “Well, it seemed like an enjoyable way to make the world a better place.”