Speaker Bios

  • Amy Andrews

Amy graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2015. She spent three years in small animal general practice before undertaking a rotating internship at the RVC. She spent a short period of time as an Ophthalmology Intern at the AHT before its closure, followed by an ophthalmology residency at the RVC which she completed in July of this year. Amy has a particular interest in brachycephalic ocular syndrome.

  • Marta Leiva Repiso

Dr Leiva was born and raised in Barcelona, Spain, where she received her Veterinary Degree from the University Autonomous of Barcelona (UAB). She completed a small animal rotating internship, followed by a European Residency in Comparative Veterinary Ophthalmology) at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital of the UAB. In 2005, she was
awarded the European Diploma in Veterinary Ophthalmology (ECVO dipl) and joined the Ophthalmology Service of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital of the UAB. She earned her
PhD in 2007 from Autonomous University of Barcelona. Currently Marta is working at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital of the Autonomous University of Barcelona as an Associate
Professor of Ophthalmology, where she has been training ECVO residents since 2005. During the last years, Marta has been actively working for the ECVO, as a member of the
Evaluation Residency Committee (ERC), member of the Examination Committee (EC), and member of the Executive Committee. Marta is author of multiple international and
national papers, as well of different chapters in international well-known ophthalmology books. Marta is an international lecturer, being her main areas of interest cornea, foals
ophthalmology and the ocular signs induced by infectious diseases. Besides ophthalmology, she enjoys spending time with her family and exploring Catalonian outdoors with her dogs.

  • Craig Breheny

Craig qualified from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in 2011. He spent three years in a busy first opinion practice in the North East of England and had undertaken locum work in Edinburgh. Craig returned to complete a residency in Internal Medicine, gaining his diploma in 2019. Craig joined the Emergency & Critical Care team in 2019, and as of 2022 has been one of the Co-Heads of department. He is also one of the co-directors for the rotating internship programme within the Hospital for Small Animals.&nbsp. Craig has a particular interest in acute medicine and autoimmune disorders. Qualifications – Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine & Surgery, University of Edinburgh, Diploma of the European College of Veterinary Medicine and Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

  • Rick Sanchez

EBVS® European Specialist in Veterinary Ophthalmology
Member of European College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists

Rick pursued 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. He obtained his EU veterinary qualification in 2001, a Certificate in Ophthalmology by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) in 2004, his DipECVO in 2007 and became Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) for Veterinary Teaching in 2014 through the Royal Veterinary College (RVC), and RCVS Recognised Specialist status in 2016. He commenced his veterinary specialty training in the US in 1999 completed his residency training in ophthalmology at the University of Glasgow and the Eye Veterinary Clinic in 2005, then headed the ophthalmology service in a private practice until late 2011, when he joined the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) to established and direct the Ophthalmology Service and an ECVO Ophthalmology Residency program until he returned to private practice (Specialistische Dierenkliniek Utrecht – SDU Anicura) in the Netherlands in 2017. Rick is the course director of several established ophthalmology courses for veterinarians seeking general training in ophthalmology and lectures around the world. He is an Editorial Board Member of the Veterinary Ophthalmology journal since 2010, and the Senior Editorial Board Member of BMC Veterinary Research, Ophthalmology since 2018. Rick has an active research interest in the cornea, and in corneal and cataract surgery.

  • Gert ter Haar


EBVS® European Specialist in Small Animal Surgery
Member of European College of Veterinary Surgeons