Pet Eye Care

Veterinary Ophthalmic Services is now Pet Eye Care!

Nothing else has changed, we've just simplified the business name. Our contact details are still all the same, and we are still consulting from CareVets Kilbirnie clinic. We look forward to meeting you/your clients and helping to solve pets' eye problems.

About Us

We are veterinarians based in Wellington, New Zealand with a special interest in treating eye diseases in pets.

To fully investigate and treat eye problems, additional knowledge and equipment is often needed that is not usually available to vets in general practice. Seeing an eye vet will allow for faster, more accurate diagnosis and treatment of complex problems, to let your pet get back to doing what they love. We are based out of Wellington but regularly see clients from throughout the lower North Island and beyond.

Dr Kellam Bayley BVSc MVSc(dist) CertVOphthal MANZCVS Dip ECVO is a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists and a Registered Specialist in Veterinary Ophthalmology. Dr Bayley graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science from Massey University in 2006. He then went on to work as a mixed practice veterinarian in southern Waikato for several years before moving to the UK. During his early career he had already developed a special interest in ophthalmology, and he took this further while overseas by completing his Royal College of Veterinary Scientists Certificate in Veterinary Ophthalmology in 2011. On returning to New Zealand he worked in companion animal practice, before beginning his residency training with mentor Dr Tony Read at Veterinary Ophthalmic Referrals in Adelaide. During his residency training Dr Bayley was awarded a Master of Veterinary Science with distinction from Massey University. He completed his ECVO residency training in 2018 and went on to pass his ECVO diplomate board examinations in early 2019. He is an associate member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists.

Dr Bayley is recognised by Dogs NZ (formerly New Zealand Kennel Club) to perform eye screening and certification for inherited eye disease. He is active in teaching at Massey University and continuing ophthalmic research. He has presented at national and international veterinary conferences.

Booking an Appointment

Consultations are by appointment only.

For urgent appointments and enquiries please contact us on (04) 390 9134 or email

Non urgent appointments can be made via our online portal

For vets referring cases to us: If you have any questions on a case prior to referral or need an urgent appointment then please phone or email us. Otherwise feel free to send us a brief email with the clinical history and client's contact details and we will get in touch with them to book an appointment.

If you have an online appointment booked, enter our online waiting room here using your smartphone.

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