Rachel Allbaugh, DVM, MS, DACVO

Assistant Professor
Veterinary Clinical Sciences
1526 Lloyd Vet Med Ctr

VCS 399 - Ophthalmology course lectures (VM3)

VCS 449 - Ophthalmic surgery lecture and labs (VM3)

VCS 394 - Ophthlamic examination lab (VM2)

VCS 440 - Introduction to clinics (VM3)

VCS 469 and 479 - Ophthalmology clinical rotations (VM4)

Continuing education and scientific presentations given at local, national and international conferences.

Research Interests & Areas of Expertise: 

Area of Expertise: ophthalmic diseases of dogs, cats, horses, and other species as well as periocular, corneal and intraocular surgeries.

Research Interests: ocular pharmacology, blood-aqueous barrier breakdown and clinical applied research.

Education & Certifications: 

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists, 2009

MS - Clinical Science - Kansas State University, 2009

Veterinary Opthalmology Residency - Kansas State University, 2005-2008

Internship in small animal medicine and surgery, Carolina Veterinary Specialists, 2004-2005

DVM - Iowa State University, 2004 (Summa Cum Laude)

BS - Iowa State University, 2000 (Summa Cum Laude)

Selected Publications: 

Rush BR, White BJ, Allbaugh RA, Jones ML, Klocke EE, Miesner M, Towle-Millard HA, Roush JK. Investigation into the impact of Audience Response Devices on Short- and Long-term Content Retention. J Vet Med Educ. 2013 Summer;40(2):171-6. doi: 10.3138/jvme. 1012-091R.

Pucket JD, Allbaugh RA, Rankin AJ, Ou Z, Bello NM. Comparison of efficacy and duration of effect on corneal sensitivity among anesthetic agents following ocular administration in clinically normal horses. Am J Vet Res. 2013 Mar;74(3):459-64. doi: 10.2460/ajvr.74.3.459.

Rankin AJ, Sebbag L, Bello NM, Crumley WR, Allbaugh RA. Effects of oral administration of anti-inflammatory medications on inhibition of paracentesis-induced blood-aqueous barrier breakdown in clinically normal cats. AM J Vet Res. 2013 Feb;74(2):262-7. doi: 10.2460/ajvr.74.2.262.

Allbaugh RA, Stuhr CM. Thermal cautery of the canine third eyelid for treatment of cartilage eversion. Veterinary Ophthalmology, 2012, in press. Article first published online: 27 NOV 2012; DOI: 10.1111/vop.12012

Miller VS, Allbaugh RA, Roush JK, Rankin AJ. Repeated anterior chamber fluorophotometric evaluation in normal dogs. American Journal of Veterinary Research, October 2012, Vol. 73, No. 10, pp. 1503-1506

Rankin AJ, Crumley WR, Allbaugh RA. Effects of ocular administration of ophthalmic 2% dorzolamide hydrochloride solution on aqueous humor flow rate and intraocuar pressure in clinically normal cats. American Journal of Veterinary Research, July 2012, Vol. 73, No. 7, pp. 1074-1078

Crumley WR, Rankin AJ, Allbaugh RA. Evaluation of the aqueous humor flow rate in the eyes of clinically normal cats by use of fluorophotometry. American Journal of Veterinary Research, May 2012, Vol. 73, No. 5, pp. 704-708

Pucket JD, Allbaugh RA, Rankin AJ. Treatment of dematiaceous fungal keratitis in a dog. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, May 1, 2012, Vol. 240, No. 9, pp. 1104-1108

Allbaugh RA, Roush JK, Rankin AJ, Davidson HJ. Fluorophotometric and tonometric evaluation of ocular effects following aqueocentesis performed with needles of various sizes in dogs, American Journal of Veterinary Research, 2011, Vol. 72, No. 4, pp. 556-561

Reinstein SL, Rankin AR, Allbaugh RA. Canine glaucoma: Pathophysiology and diagnosis, Compendium, 2009, Vol. 31, No. 10, pp. 450-458

Reinstein SL, Rankin AR, Allbaugh RA. Canine glaucoma: medical and surgical treatment options, Compendium, 2009, Vol. 31, No. 10, pp. 454-458

Allbaugh RA and Davidson HJ. Surgical correction of periocular fat pads and entropion in a potbellied pig (Sus scrofa). Veterinary Ophthalmology, 2009, Vol. 12. No. 2, pp. 115-118

Das S, Lin D, Jena S, Shi A, Battina S, Hua DH, Allbaugh R, Takemoto DJ. Protection of retinal cells from ischemia by a novel gap junction inhibitor, Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, 2008, Vol. 373, No. 4, pp. 504-508

Grozdanic S, Betts DM, Allbaugh RA, Sakaguchi DS, Kwon YH, Kardon RH, Sonea IM. Characterization of the pupil light reflex, electroretinogram and tonometric parameters in healthy mouse eyes, Current Eye Research, June 2003, Vol. 26, No. 6, pp. 371-378

Grozdanic S, Betts DM, Sakaguchi DS, Allbaugh RA, Kwon YH, Kardon RH. Laser-induced mouse model of chronic ocular hypertension, Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, October 2003, Vol. 44, No. 10, pp. 4337-4346

International Equine Ophthalmology Consortium - Symposia Committee Chair

American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists - Credentials Committee

Iowa State University International Veterinary Student & Graduate Committee - Co-Director

Honors & Awards: 

2010 Mortar Board Honor Society Outstanding Kansas State University Faculty Recognition Award, Manhattan, Kansas

2009 Waterloo West High School Academic Hall of Fame, Waterloo, Iowa

2004 Top Graduating Senior, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa

2003 Phi Zeta Honor Society, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa

2000 Top Graduating Senior, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa


American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists

International Equine Ophthalmology Consortium

American Veterinary Medical Association

Iowa Veterinary Medical Association