Unisvet Executive Master in Veterinary Ophthalmology offers practitioners eager to improve their understanding of ophthalmic cases the skills necessary to interpret the findings of an ophthalmic exam and confidently make a list differential diagnosis. It also offers the knowledge base necessary to discuss with pet-owners further diagnostics and the possible treatment options, including referral, when appropriate.
The aim of this course is to offer you a wide overview that starts with the anatomy of the eye and expands to include the interpretation of a clinical presentation and a variety of available treatments of eye problems. The goal is to prepare you to confidently receive eye problems in primary care practice without anxiety or fear.
The course instructors are composed of internationally recognized experts in veterinary ophthalmology and related veterinary sciences. They have come together through the Executive Master’s program at Unisvet to offer a world-class experience.
The Executive Ophthalmology Master is composed of a thorough and intensive program divided into 6 modules, each lasting 1 week (5 days), spread over a 2-year period. The master is mainly theoretical with a focus on practical ophthalmology, and it has the added advantage that it offers hand-on training on selected aspects of the ophthalmic exam, microscopy of ocular diseases, and selected adnexal surgeries (e.g. selected eyelid surgeries, selected treatment of SCCEDs and enucleation surgery) with an entry level on corneal work for those with an interest in understanding certain aspects of microsurgery.
The course is designed in a step-by-step approach. First, it presents all the clinically relevant aspects of anatomy and physiology of the eye, as well as the clinically important parts of ocular embryology, and the ocular diseases of the embryonic and developmental stages. It goes on to discuss the clinically relevant aspects of anesthesia, pharmacology and ocular immunology. The student then dedicates time to understanding the ophthalmic exam including what is biomicroscopy, ophthalmoscopy, funduscopy, tonometry, gonioscopy and imaging of the eye used for, before embarking on a deep exploration of the diseases of the eye and their treatment, from the orbit, eyelids, third eyelid and cornea, to the uvea, lens and retina.
The course also offers the student the opportunity to understand ophthalmic diseases from a microscopic point of view and to discuss how to find, interpret and apply the new findings (e.g. diagnostics, diagnosis and treatments) that he/she will encounter over a lifetime in the veterinary literature.
The course offers practical advice to best inform the owner when it is time to consider treatment Vs. referral, and practical experience in key aspects of ophthalmology (e.g. the ophthalmic exam, microscopy, literature analysis, and selected adnexal and selected corneal surgery), which comprises about 20% of the course.
Dr. Eva Abarca, DVM, Dipl. ACVO
Dr. Elsa Beltran , DVM, Dipl. ECVN, MRCVS
Dr. Susanne Boroffka, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ECVDI
Prof. David Brodbelt, MA, VetMB, PhD, DVA, Dipl. ECVAA, MRCVS
Dr. Björn Ekesten, Assistant Professor, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ECVO
Dr. Richard Everson, BSc(Hons), DVM, Dipl. ECVO, MRCVS, RCVS
Dr. David Gould, BSc(Hons), BVM&S, PhD, DVOphthal, Dipl. ECVO, FRCVS
Dr. Guy Grinwis, DVM, PhD
Dr. Marta Leiva, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ECVO
Dott.ssa Chiara Leo, DVM, MSc, FHEA, Dipl. ACVIM (Oncology), MRCVS
Prof. Ron Ofri, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ECVO
Dr. James Oliver, BVSc, PhD, CertVOphthal, Dipl. ECVO, MRCVS
Dott.ssa Antonella Rampazzo, DVM, Phd, Dipl. ECVO
Dr. Rick F. Sanchez, BSciBiol, DVM, CertVOphthal, Dipl. ECVO, FHEA
Dr. Chris Seymour, MA, VetMB, DVA, Dipl. ECVAA, PGCert(MedEd), FHEA, MRCVS
Dr. Gert ter Haar, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ECVS
Dr. Christine Watté, DVM, CertVOphthal, Dipl. ECVO
Dr. David Williams, MA, VetMB, PhD, CertVOphthal, CertWEL, FHEA, FRCVS