MA, VetMB, CertVOphthal, MRCVS
Paul Evans qualified at Cambridge University Veterinary School in 1968.
He worked in general practice in north Herefordshire building up a "James Herriot" three person mixed practice. His interest in ophthalmology was stimulated by the enthusiasm of the late Dr Keith Barnett, his Cambridge lecturer and later mentor.
Sale of the general practice in 1991 allowed him to devote 100% of his working time and efforts to the development of a dedicated ophthalmology practice with the founding of Eye Veterinary Clinic.
Paul led a team of advisors, headed by local architect David Taylor and using local builders GP Thomas & Son, to build the new Animal Eye Hospital at Marlbrook, which was opened in 2003. (See section link to “the build”)
His professional interests include corneal and cataract surgery. Following a sabbatical in Canada and the States he pioneered canine retinal reattachment surgery in the UK. In the last 20 years over 4,000 cataracts in dogs and cats have been operated on at The Eye Veterinary Clinic using similar techniques as is used in the human field. (insert section link to cataract page on the word cataract)
Paul was Chairman of the British Association of Veterinary Ophthalmology (BrAVO) in the late 1990s and then served a term as President of the European Society of Veterinary Ophthalmology (ESVO) in 2007/8 after 10 years on the ESVO Board.
His hobbies when not at work include travel and mountain walking, gardening, sailing and skiing.
Following his well deserved retirement from daily ophthalmology, Paul has kindly agreed to stay on as ‘vitreo-retinal’ consultant until he has transferred his skills for this pioneering surgery to Christine.