As an endowed Professor of Veterinary Ophthalmology at the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Missouri, USA, with adjunct professorships at the School of Engineering and at the Mason Eye Institute, both at the University of Missouri, my main focus is presently on research (90%) and teaching (10%). My laboratory is active mainly in collaborative and comparative research utilizing dog and cat animal models for human retinal degenerative disease. Thus, I have discovered and characterized retinal disease processes in dogs and cats and, in the past 8 year, focused on various treatment strategies for these diseases. Teaching activities for residents and graduate students mainly concerns the following fields: retinal physiology, electrophysiology, morphology and clinical disease processes. For example I have lectured at the biannual Basic Science Course in North Carolina and in Wisconsin USA and in a biannual course in Ophthalmology in Barcelona, Spain. I’ve been invited speaker to various meetings and congresses on a world-wide basis, latest years in Italy, Korea, Australia and USA among other countries.