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Rick F. Sánchez

BSciBiol, DVM, CertVOphthal, DipECVO, FHEA

A Spanish national, he followed his education in the US and the UK with a BSciBiol in 1994 (STAC, New York), a DVM in 1999 after attending Ross and Louisiana State Universities, a Certificate in Ophthalmology issued by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) in 2004, DipECVO status in 2007, a veterinary teaching degree through the RVC/University of London (FHEA) in 2014, and RCVS Recognised Specialist status in 2016. Work: He commenced specialty training working in private practice in the US (New York and Florida) and later moved to Barcelona to obtain his European veterinary qualification in 2002. Then, he completed his ophthalmology residency training in the UK at the University of Glasgow in Scotland and the Eye Veterinary Clinic in England. He continued to work as a specialist in private practice in England until late 2011, when he joined the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) of the University of London as a Lecturer. There, he re-established the Ophthalmology Service and started a new ECVO Ophthalmology Residency program that is still running. He moved to Holland with his Dutch partner, and both work at the Specialistische Dierenkliniek Utrecht (SDU) since 2017. He is an Editorial Board Member of the Veterinary Ophthalmology journal since 2010. He was a member of the UK’s BVA/KC/ISDS Eye Scheme when he practiced in the UK, he is a founding member of the Spanish Eye Panel, and he is currently a member of the Dutch Eye Panel for hereditary eye diseases. Rick has active research interest in the cornea, corneal surgery, cataract surgery and glaucoma. For a list of his publications please visit: https://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=CUPggKoAAAAJ&hl=en