Jacques Penderis


BVSc MVM PhD CertVR DipECVN MRCVS RCVS and European Recognized Specialist in

Veterinary Neurology


Jacques Penderis graduated from the University of Pretoria (Onderstepoort) in

1993, completed a residency in neurology and a Masters on feline spongiform encephalopathy at the University of Glasgow, and obtained his PhD from the University of Cambridge. He has extensive experience of clinical neurology and is Professor of Comparative Neurology and Head of Neurology and Neurosurgery at Glasgow Vet School. Jacques is an experienced lecturer who is enthusiastic about all things neurological and has a large number of clinically relevant publications and textbook chapters. Jacques is the Past President of the European College of Veterinary Neurology.


Rick Sanchez

BSciBiol DVM DipECVO PGCert FHEA MRCVS European Specialist in Veterinary Ophthalmology



Rick Sanchez is a lecturer and Head of the Ophthalmology Service at the Royal Veterinary College. He is an Editorial Board Member of the Veterinary Ophthalmology journal, an active member of the ECVO and a mentor of an ECVO-approved regular training route residency programme at the RVC. He is a Spanish national, although he pursued most of his education in the USA and UK. He became a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists in 2007. Rick has active research interest in diseases and surgery of the cornea, as well as cataract surgery and the clinical management of glaucoma.


David Gould

BSc(Hons) BVM&S PhD MRCVS DVOphthal DipECVO RCVS & European Veterinary Specialist in Ophthalmology


David graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 1992 and, after a period in general practice, completed a PhD at the University of Cambridge in the molecular genetics of inherited eye diseases of dogs. Following this he moved to the University of Bristol for a three year clinical residency in veterinary ophthalmology. After this he was appointed Lecturer in Veterinary Ophthalmology at Bristol University Veterinary School, a post that he held for three years before joining Davies Veterinary Specialists in October 2003 to jointly run their ophthalmology service. He holds both RCVS and European Diplomas in Veterinary Ophthalmology and is an RCVS recognised Specialist in Veterinary Ophthalmology and European Veterinary Specialist in Ophthalmology.



Christine Heinrich
DVOphthal DipECVO MRCVS RCVS and European Specialist in Veterinary Ophthalmology


Christine Heinrich graduated in 1995 from Munich Veterinary School. Immediately afterwards, Christine moved to the UK where she completed an internship followed by a residency in comparative veterinary ophthalmology at the Animal Health Trust in Newmarket. Within this large team of veterinary eye specialists, Christine developed her skills in ophthalmic and ocular microsurgery in canine, feline and equine patients. Since 2000 Christine has worked at Willows Referral Service in Solihull, a multi-disciplinary private referral clinic, where she enjoys a busy clinical workload as well as mentoring residents under the ECVO programme.






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