Bio's

Chris Dixon

 

Chris graduated from the University of Bristol and spent several years working in first opinion mixed practice in the North Yorkshire Moors and Cumbria before deciding to focus on ophthalmology. Chris is a clinical director of Veterinary Vision, a dedicated ophthalmology referral practice with three centres across the North of England and is a clinical fellow at Nottingham Trent University. Chris has presented clinical research at national and international veterinary ophthalmology conferences, and has a particular interest in topographical analysis of the cornea, corneal cross linking and intraocular vitreoretinal microsurgery.

Christine Heinrich

Christine graduated as a veterinary surgeon from Munich Veterinary School in 1995 and immediately moved to the UK for an Internship and a Residency at the AHT in Newmarket. She holds both the RCVS and the ECVO diploma in Veterinary Ophthalmology and has worked in multi-discipline referral centres in the UK until taking over Eye Veterinary Clinic in Hereford in 2015. Christine loves her clinical work but also enjoys teaching which includes both mentoring ECVO residents and post-graduate veterinary surgeons wishing to improve their ophthalmology skills for general practice.

Dr. Sara Thomasy

Dr. Sara Thomasy is a Professor in the Department of Surgical and Radiological Sciences in the School of Veterinary Medicine and in the Department of Ophthalmology & Vision Sicence in the School of Medicine at the University of California, Davis. She received her B.S. in Biology from The Ohio State University in 2000 and her DVM from UC Davis in 2005. She then completed a PhD in pharmacology and toxicology from UC Davis in 2006. Following a 1-year small animal rotating internship at North Carolina State University, she completed a comparative ophthalmology residency at UC Davis in 2010. Dr. Thomasy is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmology and served as a reviewer for several journals including Investigative Ophthalmology and Vision Science and Veterinary Ophthalmology. She co-runs a large, interdisciplinary vision science laboratory with Drs. Christopher Murphy, Paul Russell, and Brian Leonard. Her research interests include large animal models for anterior segment disease, corneal wound healing, glaucoma, ocular pharmacology, and antiviral therapy for the management of feline herpesvirus.

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