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James Oliver Biography

Clinical Position

  • Mar 2017 - present Senior Ophthalmologist at Dick White Referrals

Research Position
  • April 2014 - February 2018 PhD student (at Animal Health Trust).Title: Pectinate ligament dysplasia and primary glaucoma in dogs: investigating prevalence and identifying genetic risk factors.

Positions & Qualifications
  • May 2017 Chair of ECVO Education and Residency Committee
  • May 2011 Diplomate of European College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists
  • Jun 2002 BVSc (Distinction), University of Bristol

Peer Reviewed Publications
  • Oliver JAC, Rustidge S, Pettitt L, Jenkins CA, Farias FHG, Giuliano EA, Mellersh CS. Evaluation of ADAMTS17 in Chinese Shar-Pei with primary open-angle glaucoma, primary lens luxation, or both. American Journal of Veterinary Research 2018; 79: 98-106
  • Oliver JAC, Cottrell BC, Newton JR, Mellersh CS. Gonioscopy in the dog: inter-examiner variability and the search for a grading scheme. Journal of Small Animal Practice 2017; 58: 652-658
  • Oliver JAC, Ekiri A, Mellersh CM. Prevalence of pectinate ligament dysplasia in the Border Collie, Hungarian Vizsla and Golden Retriever. Veterinary Record 2017; 180: 279
  • Oliver JAC, Ekiri A, Mellersh CM. Prevalence and progression of pectinate ligament dysplasia in the Welsh springer spaniel. Journal of Small Animal Practice 2016; 57: 416-421
  • Oliver JAC, Ekiri A, Mellersh CM. Prevalence of pectinate ligament dysplasia and associations with age, sex and intraocular pressure in the Basset hound, Flatcoated retriever and Dandie Dinmont terrier. Canine Genetics and Epidemiology 2016; DOI 10.1186/s40575-016-0033-1
  • Oliver JAC, Forman OP, Pettitt L, Mellersh CM. Two Independent Mutations in ADAMTS17 Are Associated with Primary Open Angle Glaucoma in the Basset Hound and Basset Fauve de Bretagne Breeds of Dog. PLOS One 2015; DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0140436
  • Thompson SM, Oliver JAC, Leece EA, Gould DJ, Mendl M. Preliminary investigations into the effects of topical ocular 1% morphine solution in dogs and cats. Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia 2013; 40: 632-640
  • Oliver JAC, Bradbrook CA. Suspected brainstem anesthesia following retrobulbar block in a cat. Veterinary Ophthalmology 2013; 16: 225-228
  • Oliver JAC, Gould DJ. Survey of ophthalmic abnormalities in the labradoodle in the UK. Veterinary Record 2012; 170 (15): 390
  • Oliver JAC, Clark L, Corletto F, Gould DJ. A comparison of anesthetic complications between diabetic and nondiabetic dogs undergoing phacoemulsification cataract surgery: a retrospective study. Veterinary Ophthalmology 2010; 13(4): 244-250
  • Oliver JAC, Llabrés-Diaz FJ, Gould DJ, Powell RM. Central nervous system infection with Staphylococcus intermedius secondary to retrobulbar abscessation in a dog. Veterinary Ophthalmology 2009; 12(5): 333-7

James Oliver Contact Details

  • Full Name: James Oliver
  • Title: Dr
  • Institution: Dick White Referrals
  • Department: Head of Ophthalmology
  • Street Address: Station Farm
  • City: Six Mile Bottom
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • State: Cambridgeshire
  • ZIP-Code: CB8 0UH
  • Telephone: 44 0 1638 572012
  • Email:
  • Employment: research
  • Specialist Title: BVSc PhD CertVOphthal DipECVO MRCVS

James Oliver Status

  • Name: James Oliver
  • College Role: Active
  • College Role Since: 2011-05-19
  • Year of last re-evaluation: n/a
  • Next re-evaluation: 2016