Dr. Ken Abrams is a Rhode Island native who received his bachelor’s degree at the University of Rhode Island before earning his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Oklahoma State University, in 1985. After completing a small animal medicine and surgery internship at the prestigious Angell Memorial Animal Hospital in Boston, he completed a residency in comparative ophthalmology at the University of Tennessee. Dr. Abrams joined Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine and Angell Memorial Hospital as a staff ophthalmologist, during which time he achieved Diplomate status as a board-certified veterinary ophthalmologist. In 1992 he began his own referral veterinary ophthalmology practice, Veterinary Ophthalmology Services, in Warwick, Rhode Island where he has practiced for 20 years. In October 2012, Dr. Abrams joined Eye Care for Animals.
Dr. Abrams is the author of several scientific articles and textbook chapters. He has a strong interest in retinal disease, intraocular surgery, laser surgery and glaucoma. He has published a number of review articles on various diseases, including research into the mysterious blinding retinal disease called Sudden Acquired Retinal Degeneration Syndrome (SARDS). He is a past president of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ACVO), the national veterinary ophthalmology certifying organization.