Veterinary Professional


We’re pleased to let you know we’ll be hosting CPD events, covering a range of ophthalmology topics, starting in October 2021.

We’re kicking off our CPD calendar with ‘Ophthalmology October’ – 4 online weekly sessions throughout October, aimed at veterinary nurses.

Our Clinical Director, Iona Mathieson will be hosting our first session on Wednesday 6th Oct.

Each event will begin at 8pm for an hour and you’ll have the opportunity to ask any questions.

  • Week 1 – Weds 6th Oct -  Anatomy and Physiology of the Eye:
    • an overview of the parts of the eye
    • how the eye works
    • species and breed differences in eyes
    • what diseases can do to the eye.
  • Week 2 – Weds 13th Oct - Medical Ophthalmic Nursing
  • Week 3 – Weds 20th Oct - Anaesthesia for Ophthalmic Cases
  • Week 4 – Weds 27th Oct - Surgical Ophthalmic Nursing

Week 1 - Anatomy and Physiology of the Eye

Speaker:  Iona Mathieson BVMS CertVOphthal MRCVS

Director at Eye Vet and Advanced Practitioner in Veterinary Ophthalmology

Iona graduated from the University of Glasgow Vet School in 1997, then spent a year in mixed practice before moving to small animal practices in Nottingham and then to the North of England. She received the RCVS Certificate of Veterinary Ophthalmology in 2011, and shortly after joined Eye Vet, soon progressing to become Director in 2018. She leads a team who in addition to their day-to-day cases, provide ophthalmology training for the University of Liverpool vet students and collaborate with Chester Zoo for their ophthalmology cases.

The hour-long weekly Opthtoberfest online sessions will start at 8pm on the dates shown above.


Iona Mathieson


Advanced Practitioner in Veterinary Ophthalmology Director

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