BSc(Hons) BVetMed MVetMed DipECVO MRCVS
RCVS Specialist in Veterinary Ophthalmology
EBVS® European Veterinary Specialist in Ophthalmology
Richard graduated from the Royal Veterinary College, University of London in 2003. While working in general practice he developed a strong interest in ophthalmology and undertook an internship in ophthalmology at the Animal Health Trust, Newmarket in 2013-14. Following this he undertook a three year specialist training programme in comparative ophthalmology at the Queen Mother Hospital for Animals, Royal Veterinary College, studying towards the European College of Veterinary Ophthalmology diploma. Following the successful completion of his training, Richard remained at the RVC as a clinician for a further year before joining the team at NDSR in July 2018. He became a diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists in March 2019 after passing the qualifying examinations.
Richard enjoys all aspects of veterinary ophthalmology and was lucky to train at a centre with a high cataract surgery case load, prompting a particular interest in this field. Furthermore, like all at NDSR, he strives to provide excellent patient care, client relationships, and communication with referring veterinary surgeons.
DrMedVet MVM BSAVA PgCertSAOphthal
Clinician in Veterinary Ophthalmology
Andra graduated with a Bachelor and Master's Degree in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Agronomical Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Bucharest, Romania in 2011.
After working in general practice, Andra undertook a doctorate in ophthalmology on uveitis in dogs and cats at the same University and moved to UK in 2013 to complete a small animal general internship in Manchester. She went on to work in general practice in South Yorkshire for a few years before completing a specialised ophthalmology internship at the Animal Health Trust, in Newmarket in 2017.
Andra completed a three-year ophthalmology residency at the Royal Veterinary College, London in July 2020 and is waiting to sit the European Specialist board examination. In the meantime, she was awarded the BSAVA Postgraduate Certificate in Small Animal Ophthalmology with distinction in 2019 and a Master of Veterinary Medicine with distinction at the Royal Veterinary College, London in July 2020.
Andra is interested in all aspects of ophthalmology, with a particular interest in feline ophthalmology, uveitis, infectious keratitis and microsurgery.
Outside work, Andra enjoys hiking, gardening, reading, swimming and spending time with her family and rescued cat. In her spare time, she also mentors veterinary students interested in ophthalmology.
Clinician in Veterinary Ophthalmology
Savina graduated from the Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain in 2014. After two years working in general practice she developed a strong interest in ophthalmology and initially undertook a general rotating internship in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital of the same university, following this she completed a three year specialist training programme in comparative ophthalmology. After the successful completion of her training, Savina moved to the United Kingdom to join the team at NDSR in October 2020.
Savina enjoys all aspects of veterinary ophthalmology and was lucky to train at a centre with a high corneal surgery caseload, prompting a particular interest in this field. Furthermore, like all at NDSR, she aims to provide excellent patient care, client relationships, and communication with referring veterinary surgeons. After working for 4 years in a University Hospital she is also eager to continue helping and contributing to the continuous formation of other veterinarians regarding ophthalmology.
Outside work, Savina enjoys reading, movies, travelling and spending time with her family and friends.
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