22 March 2021

A key member of our Specialist-led Ophthalmology team here at Willows has landed a leading role in the training of veterinary ophthalmologists across Europe.

Samuela Mazzucchelli is joining the Education and Residency Committee of the European College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ECVO).

The ECVO is officially recognised by the European Board of Veterinary Specialisation and works to provide expert care for animals with ophthalmic diseases via their residency-trained European Specialists, who can offer the highest quality service and care.

Samuela, an RCVS and European Specialist in Veterinary Ophthalmology, is looking forward to taking up the ECVO position and making a meaningful contribution to the training of future eye experts for animals.

“I have always wanted to join one of the ECVO committees, so when the chair of the Education and Residency Committee (ERC) asked if I was interested, I immediately agreed. Joining the ERC feels great as I will be involved with residents on their pathway to becoming the next generation of Specialists. The committee has two main roles, beginning with assessing the new, regular residency training programmes. We also review the online forms of each resident at the end of each year to check if they are doing well in terms of clinical cases, surgeries, external activities, and publications.”

Toby Gemmill, Managing Director here at Willows highlighted that “this is an important recognition of Samuela’s expertise in veterinary Ophthalmology and we are delighted for her. It will also serve to highlight the excellent, Specialist-led Ophthalmology team we have at Willows to all those ECVO residents who are seeking to make a difference in the veterinary world.”