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Rick F Sanchez Biography

Rick F. Sanchez BSciBiol, DVM, CertVOphthal, DipECVO, FHEA Rick pursued his education in the US and the UK with a Bachelors in Biology (BSciBiol) in 1994 (STAC, New York), a Doctor in Veterinary Medicine (DVM) in 1999 after attending Ross and Louisiana State Universities. He obtained his EU veterinary qualification in 2001, a Certificate in ophthalmology (CertVOphthal) by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) in 2004, a European diploma in ophthalmology (DipECVO) in 2007, became Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) for Veterinary Teaching in 2014 through the Royal Veterinary College (RVC), and obtained RCVS Recognised Specialist status in 2016. He commenced his ophthalmology 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 establish and direct the Ophthalmology Service and an ECVO Ophthalmology Residency program. He returned to private practice when in 2017 he joined the SDU (Specialistische Dierenkliniek AniCura), the largest European Specialist center in the Netherlands. Rick is the 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 for Ophthalmology since 2018. Rick has an active research interest in the cornea, and in corneal and cataract surgery.

Rick F Sanchez Contact Details

  • Full Name: Rick F Sanchez
  • Title: Dr
  • Institution: Specialistische Dierenkliniek Utrecht (SDU)
  • Street Address: Middenwetering 19
  • City: Utrecht
  • Country: Netherlands
  • ZIP-Code: 3543 AR
  • Telephone: +31(30) 251 35 10
  • FAX: +31(30) 252 33 89
  • Email: rick.sanchez@anicura.nl
  • Employment: private practice
  • Specialist Title: veterinary ophthalmology

Rick F Sanchez Status

  • Name: Rick F Sanchez
  • College Role: Active
  • College Role Since: 2007-01-01
  • Year of last re-evaluation: 2012
  • Next re-evaluation: 2017