Veterinary Eye Center, PLLC

3908A Far West Blvd
Austin, TX 78731


Dr. Audrey Yu-Speight, DVM, MS, DACVO

Dr. Audrey Yu-Speight, DVM, MS, DACVO

Dr. Audrey Yu-Speight has over 20 years of experience providing specialized animal eye care for all species except humans.  She is a Board Certified Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (DACVO) 

Dr. Yu-Speight was awarded the 2021 Veterinary Medical Specialist of the Year by the Texas Veterinary Medical Association!  She is deeply appreciative to be the second veterinary ophthalmologist to be awarded in over 30 years.


  • Cornell University, Ophthalmology Residency, 2000-2003.  Formal education included small animals, exotic species, lab animals and large animals with an emphasis on horses
  • Cornell University, Small Animal Medicine and Surgery Internship, 1999-2000
  • Texas A&M University, DVM, 1995-1999
  • Stanford University, BS and MS in Chemical Engineering (co-terminal program), 1986-1991


  • Ophthalmology Consultant for VIN (Veterinary Information Network), 2006-present
  • Veterinary Ophthalmologist:  Private Practice, 2003-2024
  • Chair, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee, American Board of Veterinary Ophthalmologists, 2021-2023
  • Chair and Member, Maintenance of Certification Committee, American Board of Veterinary Ophthalmologists, 2016-2019
  • Member, Grants Committee, Vision for Animals Foundation, 2011-2017
  • Member, Credentials Committee, American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists, 2006-2009
  • Founder of Veterinary Eye Center PLLC, 2006
  • Clinical Faculty in Veterinary Ophthalmology:  Cornell University, 2003
  • Chemical Engineer in Biotechnology:  Process Research & Development, 1991-1995
  • Peer Tutoring Coordinator:  Stanford University Center for Teaching and Learning 1989-1990
  • Senior Tutor:  Stanford University Center for Teaching and Learning 1987-1991

Awards and Honors:

  • 2021 Veterinary Medical Specialist of the Year given by Texas Veterinary Medical Association (TVMA), announced March 2021 and awarded at TVMA conference March 2022
  • 2015 Clinical Referral and Consultation Award by Texas Academy of Veterinary Practice, awarded at TVMA conference March 2016
  • Hill's "Buddy" Award for excellent problem solving ability in small animal medicine and application of nutrition in clinical practice, 1999
  • Michael Szabuniesicz Award for promise in knowledge & understanding in toxicology / pharmacology, 1999
  • Patton W. Burns Award for ability and achievement in physiology, pharmacology and toxicology, 1998
  • Induction into the Phi Zeta Honor Society, 1998
  • Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Scholarship, 1998-1999
  • Texas A&M Academic Excellence Awards, 1997 & 1998
  • Mallinckrodt Veterinary Scholarship, 1997-1998
  • Stanford Chemical Engineering Department Distinguished Service Award, 1990

Professional associations:

  • Licensed in Texas, California and New York
  • Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (DACVO)
  • Nationally accredited veterinarian
  • Member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA)
  • Member of American Institute of Chemical Engineers and American Chemical Society

Dr. Audrey Yu-Speight's chemical engineering research areas from 1990-1995 included surface chemistry, microfiltration, chromatography and various ways to large-scale purify monoclonal antibodies and gene therapy DNA for clinical use (including a patent).  She has co-authored several research papers and she continues to have a special interest in pharmacology, surgery, complicated medical cases and technology.

She was born in California but got to Texas as fast as she could.  She has lived in Texas for over 24 years.  Her family consists of her husband, two sons, four dogs, two guinea pigs, a parrot and freshwater fish.  She has owned and loved cats for over 24 years and lost her last cat in 2014.