A graduate of the Royal Veterinary College, London, Peter Bedford is Emeritus Professor of Veterinary Ophthalmology at London University, currently working in private practice. He gained his PhD for studies on canine glaucoma and his RCVS Fellowship for work on aqueous dynamics. He is an RCVS Foundation Diplomate in Veterinary Ophthalmology (1982) and a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (1993). He is a Past President of the BSAVA (1982-1983) and a Past President of the World Small Animal Veterinary Association (1994-1996). He was President of the European Society of Veterinary Ophthalmology (1987-1991) and currently serves on the Hereditary Defects Committee of the European College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists. He is President-Elect of the ISVO,an RCVS registered Specialist in Veterinary Ophthalmology and the Primary Course Master for Veterinary Ophthalmology at the European School of Advanced Veterinary Studies, part of the University of Luxembourg. To date he has some 230 publications including scrutineered papers, congress proceedings and text book chapters. His interests include all aspects of veterinary and comparative ophthalmology, and current research includes angle bypass surgery for the treatment of canine glaucoma, the aetiology of retinal pigment epithelial dystrophy in the dog and inherited ocular disease in the dog.