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Our Ophthalmology referral service is headed by Brian Patterson BVM&S Cert VOphthal MRCVS, an Advanced Practitioner in Veterinary Ophthalmology.

Brian was awarded the RCVS Certificate in Ophthalmology in 2002 while a resident at the Weipers Centre, University of Glasgow. As a full time veterinary ophthalmologist, Brian has been involved in teaching at the University of Bristol (2010-2012) and has lectured both nationally and internationally.


  • Free telemedicine service
  • Cataract evaluation and treatment including removal by phacoemulsification with lens replacement
  • Multimodal management of non-healing corneal ulcers
  • Oculoplastic surgery – including diamond eye and brow suspension surgeries
  • Management of challenging dry eye cases including parotid duct transposition surgery
  • Micro surgical facilities allowing advanced vision sparing surgeries such as corneo-conjunctival transposition (CCT)
  • Thermokeratoplasty in cases of endothelial decompensation
  • Lens luxation management including small incision lens phacoaspiration
  • Sudden blindness investigations including electroretinography
  • Surgical and laser interventions in selected cases of glaucoma
  • In house, multidisciplinary support for ophthalmic disease of systemic origin Extensive ophthalmic pharmacy


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