Invited speakers

Frédéric Goulle

Frédéric Goulle, DVM, DESV qualified as a veterinary surgeon from the Ecole Nationale Vétérinaire of Toulouse (France) in 1990. In 2000, he obtained his certificate in veterinary ophthalmology. He also holds a university degree in microsurgery and in vitreoretinal surgery as well as the French certificate for diagnosing hereditary ocular canine diseases. In 2010, he set up the ophthalmology department of the Aquivet referral hospital in Bordeaux and in 2011, he became recognised French specialist in veterinary ophthalmology. Dr. Frédéric Goulle is member of the board of SFEROV (French Society of Veterinary Ophthalmological Studies and Research) and is also member of REOVVA (European network for veterinary ophthalmology and animal vision). He has a particular interest in corneal surgery, cataract and laser surgery.


Adolfo Guandalini

Adolfo Guandalini, DMV, PhD, Dipl.ECVO, DIU Chir. RetinoVitreenne
Private pratictioner, Ophthalmology Head Department, Centro Veterinario Specialistico (CVS), Rome, Italy

Dr. Guandalini got his degree in Veterinary Medicine in July 1988 from the University of Perugia (“summa cum laude”). Since May 1998 he is a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ECVO). He got his PhD in Veterinary Ophthalmology in February 2001. In 2015 he  obtained the DIU (Diplome InterUniversitaire ) in Vitreoretinal Surgery at the Medical School of the University of Dijon. He was the Chairman of the Reevaluation Committee (2001–2010) of the ECVO and until 2015 he was a Member of this Committee. He is a Member of the HED (Hereditary Eye Diseases) committee of the ECVO and Chief of the Italian Panel of the ECVO Diplomates. Since 1992 until 2007 he was a member of the Board of Regents of the SOVI (Italian Society of Veterinary Ophthalmology) and President in 2001-2004. Adjunct Professor in Veterinary Ophthalmology  at the Specialty School in Medicine and Surgery of the horse of the University of Teramo.

Since 1997 until now he is speaker and instructor at the annual Ophthalmology course of SOVI-SCIVAC-ESVPS. He was Member of the local organizing Committee of the ECVO/ESVO/ISVO/SOVI meeting in Genova (2007).

He is author and co-author of several scientific papers published in National and International journals. He was a speaker in a large number of National and International meetings.


Eduardo Huguet Baudin

Eduardo Huguet Baudin, DVM is Director of Oftalmovet, veterinary ophthalmology referral center, in Valencia, Spain). He obtained his certificate in veterinary ophthalmology at ENV Toulouse (France) in 2001, and became Diplomate of CLOVE in 2012.

He is founder of REOVVA (European Net for Veterinary Ophthalmology and Animal Vision) of Oftálmica working group, and SEOVET (Spanish Veterinary Ophthalmology Society), and professor of the Diploma de Oftalmología Veterinaria de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid, and of Corneal Workshop of the SFEROV at l’Ecole Vétérinaire de Toulouse.

His special interests are ocular surface, cataract surgery, gonioscopy, ultrasound in ophthalmology, and communication of knowledge to other ophthalmologist and general practitioners.


Joe Wolfer

Veterinary Ophthalmologist Dr. Joe Wolfer, DVM, DACVO opened Toronto Animal Eye Clinic in 2000. A specialist in veterinary ophthalmology, Dr. Wolfer is Board Certified by the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists and has been practicing veterinary ophthalmology for nearly 25 years. He credits Dr. Keith Barnett, a leader in eye care for guide dogs, as his inspiration for becoming an ophthalmologist. Dr. Wolfer says the most memorable moments in his career are earning his board certification in ophthalmology, becoming a retina specialist and performing his first retina surgery.

Growing up in Delhi, Ontario, Dr. Wolfer's earliest and most memorable experiences were watching his veterinarian treat his horse for colic, learning about dairy cattle and milk production and helping his veterinarian vaccinate his dogs. Before becoming a veterinarian, he worked at Tillsonburg Veterinary Clinic. Dr. Wolfer attended the University of Guelph for his undergraduate studies, and followed directly into veterinary school at the Ontario Veterinary College where he earned his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1988.

Dr. Wolfer's main professional interest is retinal surgery, and he is one of only a few veterinary ophthalmologists in North America who provide surgical care for patients with retinal detachment, a procedure that has been the focus of his research since 1998. He is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (DACVO) and the American Society of Retinal Specialists. He is also an adjunct professor at Ontario Veterinary College. In his free time, Dr. Wolfer enjoys hiking, golf, and horseback riding.


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