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Prof. Claudio Peruccio

European & RCVS Specialist in Veterinary Ophthalmology

DVM, Specialist Small Animal Diseases (SCMPA). Associate Professor at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Torino, Italy until 2006.
Diplomate European College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ECVO) and founding member since 1993.
Honorary Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ACVO). Member and Specialist of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (MRCVS).
From 1974 his main interests are veterinary and comparative ophthalmology.
He studied at the Veterinary Colleges in Illinois, Pennsylvania, Florida and held the office of Adjunct Associate Professor at the Department of Clinical Medicine, College of Vet. Med., University of Illinois, Usa.
In 1997 he has been awarded the World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) / WALTHAM International Award for Service to the Profession.
October 10, 2014: He has been nominated Honorary Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ACVO).
Speaker and lecturer in many meetings in Italy and other Countries, author of many scientific publications, chapters and textbooks.
Founder editor of international and national journals and newsletters: Progress in Veterinary and Comparative Ophthalmology, Progress in Veterinary Neurology, Veterinaria, Ippologia, Orizzonti Veterinary, Hereditary Eye Disease, The Globe.
Founder member and member of the board of the following international and national organizations:

  • European College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ECVO, President 2014-2016)
  • International Society of Veterinary Ophthalmology (ISVO, President 1991-93)
  • Italian Small Animal Veterinary Association (AIVPA, President 1982-84)
  • Italian Companion Animal Veterinary Society (SCIVAC, Vice-president 1985-87)
  • Italian Society of Veterinary Ophthalmology (SOVI, President 1989-98)
  • Italian Society of Veterinary Neurology (SINVET, Vice-president 1989-92)

Present ongoing offices:

  • ECVO Past-President
  • Director CVIT Group Academy
  • Editor of The Globe, ISVO Newsletters
  • Consultant at Veterinary Ophthalmology Referrals in Torino, Milano, Samarate (Italy)

At present the main area of interest is Ocular Surface focusing on new diagnostic techniques and treatments.

Dr. Adolfo Guandalini

Graduated in Veterinary Medicine in July 1988 with 110/110 cum laude at the University of Perugia. Since May 1998 he is a graduate of the European College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ECVO). PhD in Veterinary Ophthalmology and president of the ECVO “Recertification” Committee. In the academic year 1990-91 he conducted an internship in Veterinary Ophthalmology at the National Veterinary School of Lyon. In 1993 he was a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Comparative Ophthalmology Section of the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. From 1991 to 2006 he began many internships: Animal Eye Associates (Chicago, Illinois), Animal Ophthalmology Clinic (Dallas, Texas), Ohio State University (Columbus, Ohio), Sacramento Animal Medical Group (Sacramento, California) Veterinary Ophthalmology Services (Warwick , Rhode Island), Long Island veterinary specialist (Long Island, New York), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, North Carolina), North Carolina State University (Raleigh, NC), Michigan State University (East Lensing, Michigan), islington Animal Clinic (Toronto, Canada). In 1994 he attended the Course of Fundamental Sciences of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ACVO) – North Carolina State University, Raleigh. He is the author and co-author of numerous scientific articles on Veterinary Ophthalmology published in national and international journals. He is co-author of the text “OFTALMOLOGIA” – Poletto Editore. Since 1992 he has been a member of the SOVI Board of Directors. Since 1997 he has been a lecturer and instructor in the SOVI / SCIVAC Basic Course and is now the Director of the Course in the Didactic Ophthalmology Course SOVI / SCIVAC. He was a member of the Board of Directors and Delegate for Abroad of AIVPA in the three-year period 1993-1996.

Dr. Federica Maggio

She graduated from the University of Bologna in 1991. She has always been interested in ophthalmology and worked from 1995 to 2001 at the “Europa” Veterinary Clinic in Florence, mainly dealing with ophthalmology and internal medicine for small animals. In 1997 and 1999 he attended two refresher courses at the Department of Ophthalmology at the North Carolina State University: in collaboration with Michael Davidson, then Professor of Comparative Ophthalmology at NCSU, he worked on the publication of a descriptive and retrospective study on ocular pathologies in systemic feline hypertension, published in JAVMA in 2001. Also in 2001 he obtained the residency in Veterinary and Comparative Ophthalmology at the NCSU, which he completed in July 2004. He graduated from the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists in 2005. Since 2004 he lives in Massachusetts, where She is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Tufts Cumming’s School of Veterinary Medicine and is currently employed as an ophthalmologist specialist at Tufts Veterinary Emergency Treatments and Specialties in Walpole, MA. She was co-investigator in two Grants for the investigation of intraocular cytokines during recurrent equine uveitis and for the study of the combined topical action of latanoprost and ocular prednisolone in dogs, respectively sponsored by the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists and from Tufts University. She is the author and co-author of numerous publications and textbooks on veterinary ophthalmology, and has presented numerous reports at national and international conferences. His major areas of interest are intra- and extra-ocular surgery and tear film diseases. She currently lives in Massachusetts with her husband Stefano Pizzirani and her son, Teo.

Dr. David J Maggs

Research Focus
Infectious occular disease especially feline herpesvirus. Surface occular disease and tearfilm dysfunction.
Education
1988 BVSc (Hons) , University of Melbourne, Australia
Honors and Awards:
2012 Western Veterinary Conference’s Small Animal Continuing Educator of the Year.
2011 Elected SVM Commencement Speaker; Class of 2011
2010 Major advisor to Dr. Sara Thomasy; winner – Myrtle L. Oliver Memorial Resident Research Award
2009 Major Advisor to Dr. Seth Eaton; winner – Myrtle L. Oliver Memorial Resident Research Award
2009 Major advisor to Dr. Sara Thomasy; winner – American College of Veterinary Ophtholomologists Resident Clinical Research Award
2008 Major advisor to Dr. Seth Eaton; winner – American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists Resident Clinical Research Award
2008 Major advisor to Dr. Sara Thomasy; winner – American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists Resident Best Poster Award
2007 Carl Norden-Pfizer Distinguished Teacher Award (University of California, Davis)
2007 Major advisor to Dr. Christine Lim; winner – Myrtle L. Oliver Memorial House Resident Research Award, House Officer Seminar Day
2007 Major Advisor to Dr. Christine Lim; winner – American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists Resident Clinical Research Award
2006 Class of 2007 Favorite Teacher Award
Licenses
Diplomate American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists

Dr. Sara M Thomas

Education:
Between 2000 and 2010: BS Biology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
DVM Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, California
PhD Pharmacology & Toxicology, University of California, Davis, California
Internship Training Small Animal Rotating Internship, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina
Residency Training Comparative Ophthalmology, University of California, Davis, California
Honors and Awards:
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Research Scholar, University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine
Veterinary Medical Scientist Training Program Fellowship, University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine
Recipient of the Floyd and Mary Schwall Fellowship in Medical Research, University of California – Davis, Pharmacology and Toxicology Graduate Group
UC Regents Health Science Scholar, University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine
Phi Kappa Phi
Bernstein Scholarship (for cancer research)
College of the Arts and Sciences Honors Committee Research Fellowship
The Ohio State University, Phi Beta Kappa
Phi Beta Kappa Freshman Book Award
The Ohio State University • Phi Beta Kappa (1999-2000) • Phi Kappa Phi (2000) • Member of the Honors Program (1997-2000) • College of the Arts and Sciences Honors Committee Research Fellowship (1999-2000) • Bernstein Scholarship (for cancer research) (1999-2000) • Tradition Scholarship (1997) • Sullivan Scholarship (1997) • Phi Beta Kappa Freshman Book Award (1998) • Ohio Board of Regents Ohio Academic Scholarship (1997)
Member of the Honors Program
Ohio Board of Regents Ohio Academic Scholarship
Sullivan Scholarship
Tradition Scholarship

Dr. Akihiko Saito

Akihiko graduated from Azabu Veterinary College in 1977, and spent seven years clinical training in general practice before he founded Triangle Animal Hospital in Tokyo in 1984. While working as a general practitioner, he completed a PhD at Rakuno Gakuen University in 2000. In 2006 he changed his clinic into the one specialized in veterinary ophthalmology, Triangle Animal Eye Clinic. Akihiko was president of International Society of Veterinary Ophthalmology from 2008 to 2011, and he was selected a charter diplomate of Asian College of Veterinary Ophthalmology. Akihiko has hosted Comparative Ocular Surface Disease Workshop since 2014. His main research focus is Ocular Surface Diseases in dogs and cats.

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