Rachel Allbaugh

DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVO
Associate Professor
1526 Lloyd
Education & Certifications  

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists, 2008

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)


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 Focus & Interests  

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.

Honors & Awards  

2016 Iowa State University Alumni Association Outstanding Young Alumni Award, Ames, IA

2015 Faculty Member of the Year Award (Iowa State University College of Vet Med), Ames, IA

2015 Service Team of the Year Award – Ophthalmology (Iowa State University College of Vet Med), Ames, IA

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


Iowa State University Veterinary Medical Alumni Association – Board of Directors

International Equine Ophthalmology Consortium - Board of Directors

American Board of Veterinary Ophthalmologists - Credentials Committee Chair

Education of Non-Iowa State University Students Committee Chair

Veterinary Medical Center Awards Committee Chair


American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists

International Equine Ophthalmology Consortium

American Veterinary Medical Association

Iowa Veterinary Medical Association

Selected Publications  

Pucket JD, Allbaugh RA, Higginbotham ML, Rankin AJ, Teixeria L. Metastatic intraocular hemangiopericytoma in a dog. Open Veterinary Journal, 2017, Vol. 7, No. 2, pp. 132-138 (DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ovj.v7i2.9)

Allbaugh RA. Equine recurrent uveitis: a review of clinical assessment and management. Equine Veterinary Education, 2017, Vol. 29, No. 5, pp. 279-288

Griggs AN, Yaw TJ, Haynes JS, Ben-Shlomo G, Tofflemire KL, Allbaugh RA. Bioavailability and biochemical effects of diclofenac sodium 0.1% ophthalmic solution in the domestic chicken (Gallus gallus domesticus). Veterinary Ophthalmology, March 2017, Vol. 20, No. 2, pp. 171-176

Strong TD, Tangeman SE, Ben-Shlomo G, Haynes JS, Allbaugh RA. Corneal fibrosarcoma in a cat. Veterinary Ophthalmology, 2016, Vol. 19, Supplement 1, pp. 131-135

Pryor SG, Bentley E, McLellan G, Giuliano EA, Allbaugh RA, Rankin AJ, Labelle AL, Buhr K. Retinal detachment post-phacoemulsification in Bichons Frises: a retrospective study of 54 dogs. Veterinary Ophthalmology, September 2016, Vol. 19, No. 5, pp. 373-378

Griggs AN, Allbaugh RA, Tofflemire KL, Ben-Shlomo G, Whitley RD, Paulsen ME. Anticoagulant rodenticide toxicity in six dogs presenting for ocular disease. Veterinary Ophthalmology, January 2016, Vol. 19, No. 1, pp. 73-80

Rankin AJ, Lanuza R, KuKanich B, Crumley WC, Pucket JD, Allbaugh RA, Meekins JM. Measurement of plasma gentamicin concentrations post chemical ciliary body ablation in dogs with chronic glaucoma. Veterinary Ophthalmology, January 2016, Vol. 19, No. 1, pp. 57-62

Thiessen CE, Tofflemire KL, Makielski KM, Ben-Shlomo G, Whitley RD, Allbaugh RA. Hypokalemia and suspected renal tubular acidosis associated with topical carbonic anhydrase inhibitor therapy in a cat. Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care, 2016, Vol. 26, No. 6, pp. 870-874

Tofflemire KL, Whitley EM, Flinn AM, Dufour VL, Ben-Shlomo G, Allbaugh RA, Griggs AN, Peterson CS, Whitley RD. Effect of topical ophthalmic dorzolamide(2%)-timolol(0.5%) solution and ointment on intraocular pressure in normal horses. Veterinary Ophthalmology, November 2015, Vol. 18, No. 6, pp. 457-461

Tofflemire KL, Whitley EM, Allbaugh RA, Ben-Shlomo G, Robinson CC, Overton TL, Thiessen CE, Evans EA, Griggs AN, Adelman SA, Ludwig AL, Jens JK, Ellinwood NM, Peterson CS, Whitley RD. Comparison of two- and three-times-daily topical ophthalmic application of 0.005% latanoprost solution in clinically normal dogs. American Journal of Veterinary Research, July 2015, Vol. 76, No. 7, pp. 625-631

Overton T, Allbaugh RA, Whitley RD, Ben-Shlomo G, Griggs AN, Tofflemire KL, Whitley EM. A novel topical 1% 5-fluorouracil treatment regimen in a young dog with corneal squamous cell carcinoma. Veterinary Ophthalmology, July 2015, Vol. 18, No. 4, pp. 350-354

Tofflemire KL, Whitley EM, Gould SA, Dewell RD, Allbaugh RA, Ben-Shlomo G, O'Connor AM, Whitley RD. Schirmer tear test I and rebound tonometry findings in healthy calves. Veterinary Ophthalmology, March 2015, Vol. 18, No. 2, pp. 147-151

Zaffarano BA, Allbaugh RA, Whitley EM. Bilateral harderian gland abscesses in a Syrian dwarf hamster (Mesocricetus auratus). Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine, 2015, Vol. 24, pp. 209-214

Allbaugh RA, Keil SM, Zhining O, Bello NM. Intraocular pressure changes in equine athletes during endurance competitions. Veterinary Ophthalmology, July 2014, Vol. 17, Supplement s1, pp. 154-159

Allbaugh RA, Ben-Shlomo G, Whitley RD. Electroretinogram evaluation of equine eyes with extensive bullet-hole fundic lesions. Veterinary Ophthalmology, July 2014, Vol. 17, Supplement s1, pp. 129-133

Tofflemire KL, Whitley EM, Dewell RD, Gould SA, Allbaugh RA, Ben-Shlomo G, O'Connor AM, Whitley RD. Corneal sensitivity in healthy bovine calves. Veterinary Ophthalmology, July 2014, Vol. 17, No. 4, pp. 305-308

Tofflemire KL, Whitley RD, Ben-Shlomo G, Allbaugh RA. Uveal hematocysts in a Golden Retriever dog. Case Reports in Veterinary Medicine, 2013, Article ID 210135, 3 pages, 2013. doi:10.1155/2013/210135. Published online 12/9/13

Stuckey JA, Pearce JW, Giuliano EA, Cohn LA, Bentley E, Rankin AJ, Gilmour MA, Lim CC, Allbaugh RA, Moore CP, Madsen RW. Long-term outcome of sudden acquired retinal degeneration syndrome in dogs. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, November 15, 2013, Vol. 243, No. 10, pp. 1425-1431

Allbaugh RA, Stuhr CM. Thermal cautery of the canine third eyelid for treatment of cartilage eversion. Veterinary Ophthalmology, 2013, Vol. 16. No. 5, pp. 392-395

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.

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