Dr. Wolf earned his DVM degree from The Ohio State University in 1968 and 5 years later became the first veterinarian accepted for comparative ophthalmology residency at the University of Illinois Medical College, where his research focused on retinal diseases and cataracts.
In 1976, Dr. Wolf earned his Diplomate status as a ‘board certified veterinary ophthalmologist’ and was accepted into membership of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ACVO). He has since served on the board of directors and as president of the ACVO. He has been a faculty member of both the University of Florida and Ohio State University, where he taught veterinary ophthalmology, and has authored numerous articles for scientific journals and textbooks. Many of the veterinarians in western Florida were Dr. Wolf’s students.
Dr. Wolf has operated his veterinary ophthalmic referral service, Southern Eye Clinic for Animals in Tampa, FL since 1991. The specialty clinic on Hoover Blvd (near the Tampa Intl Airport) is dedicated, and strictly limited, to veterinary ophthalmology (diagnosis and treatment of animal eye diseases). More than 4,000 animals each year receive care from Dr. Wolf, who’s had experience with just about the entire animal kingdom including horses, elephants, all manner of birds (even ostriches), tigers and yaks. Dr. Wolf makes house calls to treat large animals that won’t make it through the front door of his office and consults with Busch Gardens Animal Park and Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa. Dr. Wolf and his Southern Eye Clinic for Animals practice in Tampa, FL, joined the Eye Care for Animals’ team in January 2015.