Benjamin Blacklock

Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Ophthamology


I graduated from the University of Bristol in 2009 and went straight into mixed general practice in Lancashire, where I spent a lot of time on dairy farms and began to get excited about ophthalmology. In 2011 I moved to Newmarket and undertook a rotating internship position at the Animal Health Trust. Following the internship I embarked on a 3 year ECVO residency program with the comparative ophthalmology unit at the Animal Health Trust. Following my training, I moved to Dick White Referrals, a busy private referral hospital in Cambridgeshire, where I worked for 4 years. I joined the R(D)SVS in 2019 to establish a clinical ophthalmology service and where I hope to be able to help inspire the next generation of veterinary surgeons to find eyes as fascinating as I do! I am an RCVS and EBVS recognised specialist in Veterinary Ophthalmology and I am a BVA/KC/ISDS Eye Scheme panellist.