Mike Rhodes undertook his ECVO residency at Willows Referral Service in the UK under the mentorship of Heidi Featherstone and Christine Heinrich. He obtained the European Diploma in Veterinary Ophthalmology in 2013 and became head of the ophthalmology department at Willows in 2016. In August 2017 Mike left Willows and in September started a peripatetic ophthalmology referral service called Focus Referrals Ltd. based within the M40 corridor around Banbury, Bicester and Oxford. Mike's is also a panelist for the UK BVA/KC/ISDA hereditary eye scheme. When not at work Mike enjoys spending time with his family – Sophie, William, Phil the cat, Myrtle the Labrador and his wife Alice (also a vet).