Dr. Mark Shifrin is a native Texan originally from El Paso. He received both his Bachelors of Science and Veterinary degrees from Texas A&M University, graduating with honors in 1979. After graduation, Dr. Shifrin joined a small animal private practice in Abilene, Texas, where he practiced all aspects of veterinary medicine for 3 years. He then completed a residency program in Veterinary Ophthalmology at the University of California – Davis along with additional training at Stanford University.
Dr. Shifrin relocated to Austin, Texas in 1984, where he opened and operated his own practice, Austin Animal Eye Clinic, for 31 years. His practice included animals of all sizes for the first 15 years but was limited to small animals for the last 16. In addition to Texas, he is also licensed in New Mexico. Dr. Shifrin joined the Eye Care for Animals team in August 2015.