Dr. Cavin received his MD from Harvard Medical School after graduating with Honors from Harvard College. He was named Intern of the Year upon completing his internship in Internal Medicine at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, in Hanover, New Hampshire. He received his Ophthalmology training at the University of Iowa, and then was an Associate Physician in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics before moving to Vermont.
Dr. Cavin is a past president of the Vermont Ophthalmological Society, and has performed cataract, glaucoma, corneal and retinal surgery since he arrived in Vermont in 1985. Dr. Cavin is Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is also member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and the New England Ophthalmological Society.