My name is Radka. I graduated from the University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences in Brno, Czech Republic in 2004. After finishing a PhD program at the Department of Small Animal Surgery and Orthopedics, I relocated to the United States where I completed a one year small animal internship at the Hollywood Animal Hospital in Hollywood, FL in July 2010. Then I undertook 2 years of an ophthalmology internship at the Animal Eye Center in Loveland, CO. After returning to Europe, I started my residency training at the University of Zurich under the supervision of Bernhard Spiess and Simon Pot in April 2014.
Outside of work, I enjoy hiking and all kind of outdoor sports. I am also a proud owner of the most athletic ragdoll in the world.
My name is Laura Barachetti, I am a first year resident at the Veterinary Institute of di Novara and the University of Milan. My supervisor is Dr Antonella Rampazzo. I graduated in 2003 at the Veterinary School of Milan. I spent four years in private practice and on December 2010 I completed a PhD at the Department of Veterinary Science and Public Health of the University of Milan, where I spent 3 more years, until the beginning of my residency. I enjoy gardening, motorbike and all the sports particularly synchronized swimming, mountaineering, climbing and diving. I love to travel all around the world.
Phone: +39 347 9530911
Dr. Kellam Bayley
I graduated in 2005 from Massey University in New Zealand. After several years in practice I traveled to the UK to complete my RCVS Certificate in Veterinary Ophthalmology in 2011.
I am currently practicing in Wellington, New Zealand, and I will begin my alternate residency training program with Dr Tony Read in Adelaide, Australia in 2014. Throughout the training period I will be splitting my time between supervised training in Adelaide, and maintaining an ophthalmic service in Wellington.
My name is Karin Berggren and I graduated in 2008 at the veterinary school in Uppsala, Sweden. During the studies I worked at a small animal clinic but also with large animals. I started to work at the Referral Animal Hospital Strömsholm in February 2008. In june that year I attended the Swedish programme for becoming a small animal specialist. I´m also a registered candidate for the Swedish Eye Panel. I´m a first year resident, my supervisors are Nils Wallin Håkanson and Maria Källberg.
Phone: 0046 220 45818
I grew up in Hamburg and graduated at Free University of Berlin. During my studies I completed externships in Lexington (Kentucky, US) and Swakopmund (Erongo, Namibia). I also visited Universities of Veterinary Medicine in Hanover, Zurich and London as a guest veterinarian. In October 2014, I completed an equine rotating internship at the Veterinary University of Vienna. Since January 2016, I pursued to work in comparative ophthalmology and started my residency (RRTP) in October 2016 under the supervision of Dr. Braus and Prof. Dr. Nell.
In my spare free-time I enjoy the city of Vienna and travel to new destinations.
Phone: +43 1 25077 5332
Dr. Aurélie Bourguet
I received my DVM degree from the National Veterinary University of Nantes (France) in 2011, and pursued with a general small animal internship in the National Veterinary University of Alfort (Paris, France) in 2012 and a specialized internship in Ophthalmology in the National Veterinary University of Alfort in 2013. I currently work as a clinician at the Ophthalmology unit in the National Veterinary University of Alfort.
Dr. Cécile Briffod
I graduated from the Ecole Nationale Veterinaire de Toulouse in France in 2011. Following my graduation, I undertook a one year small animal internship at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Saint-Hyacinthe in Quebec. I am currently completing a Master degree, and I started my residency in June 2013 under the supervision of Dr Maria Vanore at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Saint-Hyacinthe.
Outside of work I love cinema and sport.
Phone: (450) 778-8111
Fax: (450) 778-8110
Dr. Martí Cairó
My name is Martí Cairó and I graduated from the Autonomous University of Barcelona in 2012. After graduation, I untertook a one year small animal internship in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital at the university. Afterwards, I completed a graduate degree in Veterinary Opthalmology of one month duration and then worked in a referral hospital in Barcelona as a general practitioner. I started my residency in September 2014 at the VTH of the Autonomous University of Barcelona under the supervision of Dr. Marta Leiva and Dr. Teresa Peña.
Dr. med. vet. Christina Casola
My name is Christina and I graduated from the University of Hannover (Germany) in 2007. I started to work in an equine hospital and equine private practice for 2 years. Afterwards I changed to a small animal clinic with a focus on ophthalmology. After 3 years I started to prepare a doctoral thesis about cell loss in the retina in normal tension glaucoma in Bochum (Germany). I moved to Zurich (Switzerland) in 2015 to work as an assistant in the section of ophthalmology and now started my residency in October 2016 under supervision of Katrin Voelter and Simon Pot.
I enjoy spending my free time with my family, my friends and with my horses.
Phone: 0041 44 635 8237
Mrs. Carolin Chiwitt
My name is Carolin Chiwitt and I graduated from the University of Gießen (Germany) in 2008. After graduation I prepared a doctoral thesis about the regeneration of retinal ganglion cells at the University of Münster (Germany). Afterwards I undertook a general internship in a small animal referral clinic in Germany. In 2012 I moved to UK and completed an ophthalmological internship at the Animal Health Trust, Newmarket. My residency at Willows Referral Service started in 2013 under the supervision of Heidi Featherstone and Christine Heinrich.
Dr. Daniel Costa
I graduated from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) in 2009. Afterwards, I performed a post-grade course in veterinary ophthalmology at the same university (2010), a one year rotating small animal internship at the private referral Ars Veterinaria in Barcelona (2010-2011) and a Master of Science in clinical research (2012-2013). Then, I worked in general practice and as scientific assistant at the UAB. I obtained a PhD degree about cornea and sclera cryopreservation in July 2015. In September 2015, I started an ECVO residency in comparative veterinary ophthalmology at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital of the Autonomous University of Barcelona.
Mrs. Elise Donzel
I am resident at the National Veterinary School of Alfort (France). I graduated from the National Veterinary School of Alfort in 2007. Then, I completed a rotating internship in 2008 and a specialized internship in ophthalmology in 2009. I earned a veterinary ophthalmology degree (national diploma) in 2009. I have worked as a clinician in the ophthalmology unit in the National Veterinary School of Alfort since 2010. I earned a electrodiagnostic evaluation of vision degree (national diploma) in 2011 and I started the ECVO residency program in 2012. My supervisor is Dr Sabine Chahory.
Dr. Richard Everson
I graduated from the Royal Veterinary College London in 2003. After nine years in general practice, during which time I developed a strong interest in ophthalmology, I undertook an internship in Ophthalmology at the Animal Health Trust. I started my residency at the Royal Veterinary College in July 2014.
Outside work I enjoy exploring the countryside, gardening, badminton and cycling.
I qualified from the University of Zaragoza (Spain) in 1999. I briefly worked in Spain before moving to the United Kingdom to carry out an internship in a multidispiclinary hospital. After completing it, I worked in first opinion practice whilst working towards my RCVS Ophthalmology certificate, which I obtained in 2005. I then worked at the Eye Clinic (Rowe Veterinary Referrals) as an ophthalmology clinician for 7 years. I have recently joined Dick White Referrals as an ECVO resident in Ophthalmology.
I enjoy all aspects of Ophthalmology but particularly corneal surgery, traumatic intraocular problems and cataract surgery.
Phone: 01638 572012
Mrs. Maria-Christine Fischer
I graduated from the Ludwig-Maximillians-University of Munich in 2012 and started a doctoral thesis on the evaluation of long term progression in canine cataracts. After a small animal internship at the Center for Clinical Veterinary Medicine of the Ludwig-Maximillians-University I worked as a staff clinician at the Clinic for Small Animal Surgery and Reproduction with a focus on veterinary ophthalmology. I am very pleased to start my residency in August 2015 at Dick White Referrals.
Outside of work I love spending time with my friends, my dog and my horse. I also enjoy activities like climbing and ski-touring in winter.
Phone: +44 1638 572012
Fax: +44 1638 572013
Dr. Stamatina Giannikaki
I graduated from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH), Greece in 2012. After a brief start in a first opinion practice I undertook a two year surgical rotating internship at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of AUTH. At that point I had the opportunity to visit several well recognized referral centers and see practice with board-certified veterinary ophthalmologists in USA (University of Florida) and Italy. After the end of my internship I returned to primary care working as a veterinary surgeon at a busy practice in Athens and by the end of that year I submitted and presented my thesis gaining my Master's degree. My focus has always been on veterinary ophthalmology. In 2015, I moved to the UK to work as an intern in Ophthalmology at Optivet Referrals under the supervision of Robert Lowe (RCVS Specialist in Veterinary Ophthalmology) and Natalia Escanilla Medina (ECVO Diplomate). I am now training, to become a specialist, as an ophthalmology resident at Optivet Referrals.
Phone: +44 (0) 1243 888091
Fax: +44 (0) 1243 888227
Mrs. Siv Grosås
My name is Siv Grosås. I graduated from the School of Veterinary Medicine at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences in Oslo in 2010. Following graduation, I worked for 4 years in general small animal practice in Haugesund Norway. From 2015 – 2016, I completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine at Evidensia Oslo Animal Hospital. In july 2016, I started an alternative residency at the School of Veterinary Medicine, Norwegian University of Life Sciences in collaboration with Evidensia Oslo Animal Hospital. My supervisors are Ernst-Otto Ropstad, Simon Pot (ext) and Katrin Voelter (ext).
Phone: 22 68 35 00
Fax: 22 68 71 45
Dr. Rachael Grundon
I graduated from the University of Cambridge. After some time in general practice during which I gained RCVS Certificates in Ophthalomology and Radiology, I went to Melbourne, Australia for an ophthalmology residency position. In 2014 I passed the Australian Fellowship in Ophthalmology. Since European recognition of this status is limited I am undertaking an ECVO residency at the Animal Health Trust in Newmarket, UK.
Dr. Alexandre Guyonnet
I graduated from the National Veterinary School of Lyon (France) in 2012 and did a one-year rotating internship in small animal medicine at this university. Following this, I completed a specialized internship in ophthalmology at the National Veterinary School of Alfort (France) in 2014. I have continued to work as a clinician in this department since the beginning of 2015 and started a residency program in September under the supervision of Dr. Sabine Chahory.
I am resident at the FU Berlin and my supervisor is Prof. Dr. Corinna Eule. I graduated in veterinary medicine at the university of Leipzig in 2002. Afterwards, I studied the molecular mechanisms of diabetic retinopathy and retinal angiogenesis as a graduate of the international graduate college “vascular medicine” of the universities of Mannheim/Heidelberg/Groningen. In 2009 I defended my ph.d. thesis at the university of Groningen. After a postdoc time at the university of Mannheim I completed an internship and started my residency in 2011 at the FU Berlin.
Dr. Ingo Christian Hoffmann
I was born in Ludwigshafen Germany on January 23th, 1974, and studied veterinary medicine at the Justus-Liebig-University, in Gießen, Germany, and at the Ecole Nationale Vétérinaire de Nantes, in France, until 1999. In 2003 I completed my Dr.med.vet. (German doctorate) at the Department of Surgery of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich with the thesis: “High resolution ultrasound of the anterior segment and adnexa in the dog” and worked as a scientific assistant in the same clinic from 2000-2003.
I was an assistant veterinary surgeon in the “Tierklinik am Hafen” in Nuremberg, Germany, from 2003-2006, where I was mainly responsible for ophthalmic cases. Since 2006 I work at my own Animal Eye Clinic in Nuremberg, Germany, where I was joined by Dr. Johannes Thal in 2012.
Since 2013 the ECVO approved my Alternative Route Residency Program. I am happy to have Richard McMullen, Bruce Grahn and Susan Jacobi as my mentors.
My special professional interests include ocular ultrasound and the use of ophthalmic lasers.
Phone: 0049 9114705792
Ms. Sarah Koll
My name is Sarah and I graduated from the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Germany, in 2011. After completing a rotating internship at the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich, I pursued a two year doctorate on hereditary eye diseases in dachshunds and worked in small animal practice. In 2014, I moved to the UK in order to visit many ophthalmology services and I worked at a busy referral clinic for small animals. I am now training to become a specialist in veterinary ophthalmology at the RVC. I enjoy spending my free time in nature with my dog, rock climbing, swimming, skiing or reading a tantalizing book.
Phone: +44 (0)1707 666365
Fax: +44 (0)1707 649384
Mr. Goran Kosec
After graduating in Veterinary Medicine from the Veterinary Faculty at the
University of Ljubljana in Slovenia, I worked for 5 years at the University
Ljubljana Veterinary Faculty as a general clinician, during which time I
developed a strong interest in veterinary ophthalmology.
To pursuit my ambitions, I moved to the United Kingdom in early 2012, and
worked at a very busy charity clinic in London plus undertaking some locum
work at general practices. I went on to undertake a general intership
program at Davies Veterinary Specialists in Bedfordshire. I joined the team
at South Devon Referrals in Abbotskerswell in April, and have now started
the ophthalmology residency training program.
Phone: 01626 367972
Fax: 01626 365509
Ms. Rachel Lockhart
I graduated from the university of Edinburgh in 2001 after which I entered small animal general practice. I gained my RCVS Certificate in Veterinary Ophthalmology in 2009 after which I worked as a dedicated ophthalmologist in several referral centres across the northwest of England. I was designated an RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Veterinary Ophthalmology in 2015. My residency at Davies Veterinary Specialists started in 2017 under the supervision of David Gould and Kerry Smith.
Phone: 01582 883950
Fax: 01582 883946
Ms. Serena Maini
I graduated from the University of Bristol in 2007. After five years working in small animal practice across the U.K. and Australia, I undertook a small animal internship at the Royal Veterinary College in London. Shortly following this, I obtained a position as ophthalmology intern at the Animal Health Trust. My residency, also based at the Trust, started in July 2015. In my spare time I enjoy music, film, travelling, and spending time with friends and family.
Phone: 01638 552700
Fax: 01638 555600
Dr. Keiko Miyadera
Keiko Miyadera is a native of Japan and obtained her degree in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Tokyo, Japan in 2005. She subsequently completed an internship in small animal surgery at the University of Tokyo Veterinary Medical Center. During her time at the University of Tokyo, she carried out research with Profs Hiroyuki Ogawa and Nobuo Sasaki on hereditary diseases in small animals. She moved to the UK in 2006 to pursue a PhD in molecular genetics at the University of Cambridge, Department of Veterinary Medicine, with supervisor Dr David Sargan , and advisor Dr Cathryn Mellersh . After completing her PhD in 2011, she moved to the US to work with Prof Gustavo Aguirre at the University of Pennsylvania as a postdoctoral researcher. Since 2012, she has been undertaking an ECVO residency with mentor Dr William Beltran at the University of Pennsylvania. She is interested in the molecular basis of hereditary retinal diseases and wishes to become a clinician scientist working between the clinic and the bench.
Phone: +1 215 746 1999
Fax: +1 215.573.6050
Dr. Ángel Ortillés
My name is Ángel Ortillés and I graduated from the University of Zaragoza (Spain) in 2011. Afterwards, I undertook a two-year rotating (2012-2013) and a three-year ophthalmology internship (2014-2016) in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital at the same university. During this period, I also completed a master of science in veterinary ophthalmology (2012), two post-graduate degrees (2015-2016), the “Basic Science Course” (2016), as well as three clinical rotations in the United States, Italy and Spain. I successfully completed my PhD on corneal collagen cross-linking in April 2017. Since July 2017, I am an ECVO resident at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain) under the supervision of Dr. Marta Leiva and Dr. Teresa Peña.
Phone: +34 659341535
Fax: + 34 935813428
Mrs. Nina Peche
My name is Nina Peche. I graduated from Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich in April 2011. Afterwards I worked as scientific assistant at the clinic for small animal surgery and reproduction in Munich. In 2012 I started to work as assitant at the small animal clinic Dr. S. Medl in Babenhausen/ Schwaben. In February 2013 I have successfully defended my doctoral thesis at the university of Munich. Since September 2013 I am working at the small animal clinic of the Freie Universität Berlin, where my residency training program started in March 2014 under supervision of Corinna Eule. I live together with my two cats and enjoy spending time with my friends, my family and my icelandic horse.
Mr. Tobias Revold
My name is Tobias Revold and I graduated from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich in 2000. After graduating, I have mainly been working in equine practice, from 2002 at the Norwegian School of Veterinary Science in Oslo. I completed an Internship in Equine Medicine and Surgery in 2003, and a PhD in equine exercise physiology in 2011. My work has included general surgery, internal medicine, emergency cases as well as ophthalmology. Since 2012 I have also been working in the small animal department. I started my residency in January 2013, and my supervisors are Ellen Bjerkås and Ernst-Otto Ropstad. My main hobby is sailing.
My name is Gwendolyna Romkes. After I grew up in the Netherlands, I took the chance to do my studies in other European countries. I graduated in veterinary medicine at the university of Gent in 2005. My rotating internhip I absolved at the university of Munich in 2006-2007 with a one-month externship at Dick White Referrals in Cambridgeshire. Now I have the great opportunity to do my ophthalmology residency at the university of Berlin from 2009-2012 with Prof. Dr. Corinna Eule as my supervisor. After my basic science course of three weeks in Raleigh in 2012, I was able to extend my stay in the U.S.A. with a valuable two weeks visit and the opportunity to learn from Prof. R. R. Dubielzig at the ocular pathology laboratory of the University of Wisconsin in Madison. In the three years between my further education I worked as a locum veterinarian in different private practices in the Netherlands. I like the ophthalmology for its diversity in cases and species and I enjoy working precise and handle delicate instruments and material. In my spare free-time I like to spend time with my friend, family and dog and go outside to ride bike, walk or go inline skating.
Dr. James Rushton
I graduated from the Veterinary University Vienna in 2009 and continued my academic career with an equine rotating internship. In 2010 I started my clinical PhD with special emphasis on equine ophthalmology, which I completed successfully in September 2013. Since October 2013 I am a resident in comparative ophthalmology at the Veterinary University Vienna.
When I am not working I try to improve my karaoke-singing as well as my poor but passionate dancing skills.
Phone: +43 1 25077-0
Fax: +43 1 25077-1090
Dr. Aurélie Sauvage
I graduated in June 2010 at the University of Liège. I pursued my education with a two-year internship: first at a referral clinic Vetref, in Angers, followed by a small animal rotating internship at the National Veterinary School of Alfort, Paris. I practiced general medicine and emergency in a first opinion clinic at Ponthierry, in the Paris suburbs. I also assisted Philippe Hansen in his ophthalmology private practice in Brussels for over a year. Since the end of November 2015, I have started my residency program under at the University Veterinary Clinic of the University of Liège.
Phone: +32 4 242 75 14
Dr. Michal Shelah-Goraly
My name is Michal Shelah-Goraly and I graduated from the University of Budapest (Hungary) in 2002. After graduation, I worked in small animal general practice for 4 years. Following this, I undertook a residency program (2006-2010) at Koret Veterinary Hospital, Israel under the supervision of Professor Ron Ofri. I currently work as a veterinary ophthalmologist in private practice. I have 3 small children and enjoy hiking and dancing.
Inge Maria Slenter
I graduated from the faculty of Veterinary Medicine at Ghent University in 2012. I started working in mixed practice for one year. After that I continued in small animal general practice and developed a keen interest in ophthalmology. From 2015 to 2016 I completed an internship in Ophthalmology at Utrecht University and started my residency in Ophthalmology in August 2016 under the supervision of prof. dr. Boevé and dr. Djajadiningrat-Laanen.
Phone: +31 (0) 30 253 9411
Dr. Renata Stavinohova
I graduated from the University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences in Brno, Czech Republic, where I also obtained my PhD. After I moved to the UK, I spent a few years gaining surgical and medical experience working for small animal charities and private primary care as well as referral veterinary practices. My passion for ophthalmology led me to undertake a general rotating internship and an ophthalmology internship at the Animal Health Trust in Newmarket before I embarked on a 3-year ophthalmology residency programme. I joined the ophthalmology team at Dick White Referrals in April 2017 to continue my specialist ophthalmology training. Recently, I successfully completed the BSAVA Postgraduate Certificate in Small Animal Ophthalmology. In my free time I enjoy walking my cute little dog called Jaba, dancing, acting in amateur theatre, playing the flute, and hiking.
Phone: 01638 572012
Fax: 01638 572013
Dr. Lena Ström
I graduated from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) in 2004. After graduation I worked one year in mixed general practice as a clinician and two years at the National Veterinary Institute as an epidemiologist. Since 2007, I have been working as a clinican and teacher at the Veterinary Faculty in Uppsala. During the last few years I have also been working part-time within a PhD-Project in clinical electrophysiology with the aim to develop Visual evoked potentials in horses. My residency at SLU started in 2017 under the supervision of Maria Källberg and Björn Ekesten.
Phone: +46 18 67 14 69
Fax: +46 18 67 29 19
Maria Dolores Torres Caballero
My name is Chantal Verboven and I am a resident at the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands. I graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Utrecht in 2007 and I worked as a companion animal practitioner with a special interest in Veterinary Ophthalmology, in several large primary practices from 2007 to 2011. I commenced my residency in 2011 with my mentors Michael Boevé and Sylvia Djajadiningrat Laanen.
Miss Marta Vinas Portillo
I graduated from Alfonso X El Sabio University (Madrid) in 2009. After working several years in a general small animal practice, I completed both a rotating internship and a six-month comparative ophthalmology internship at Vets Now Referrals in the UK. In 2014, I obtained the post-graduation diploma in Veterinary ophthalmology by the Universitat Autonoma of Barcelona (Spain). In June 2015, I started an opthalmology residency at Clinica Veterinaria Roma Sud in Italy, under the supervision of Dr Nunzio D'Anna.
Phone: 0039 3291650874