Joshua J. Broadwater, DVM

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Joshua J. Broadwater, DVM

Joshua J. Broadwater, DVM

Board Certified by the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists

Born and raised in the small coal mining town of Lonaconing, Md., Dr. Joshua Broadwater has been hooked on treating and curing diseases and helping relieve the suffering of animals – since he got his first microscope at age 12.

That passion eventually took on a particular focus – caring for animals’ eyes. Following a residency at the Animal Eye Specialty Clinic in Florida, Dr. Broadwater worked at Lion Country Safari, SeaWorld and Gumbo Limbo Environmental Complex, where he performed surgery to remove tumors from turtles’ eyes.

Broadwater is now an ophthalmologist at CARE, where he has a special interest in cornea disease and surgery, cataract surgery and glaucoma surgery. “I went into ophthalmology,” he says, “because there’s something so special about relieving the suffering of a dog with a corneal ulcer, or controlling a painful condition such as glaucoma, or removing cataracts from a dog that was blind, and suddenly have them see the world again.”

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  • Bachelor of Science, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Internship in medicine-surgery, Florida Veterinary Specialists
  • Ophthalmology Residency, Animal Eye Specialty Clinics
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists


  • Published numerous scientific articles in peer review journals, including Veterinary Ophthalmology and American Journal of Veterinary Research
  • Currently researching a newly recognized inflammatory condition in the eyes of dogs called Asymmetric Uveitis


Cooper, a mix-breed female terrier, is his “shotgun rider” anywhere their travels take them.