Mike Rhodes, the founder of Focus Referrals is a recognised RCVS and European Specialist in Veterinary Ophthalmology. This means that he has achieved the highest level of recognition of expertise that can be achieved in clinical veterinary work.

Mike Rhodes has previously worked as a referral veterinary ophthalmologist at Willows Referral Centre for nearly 10 years. Here he successfully completed the European College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists’ Specialist training programme in 2010 under the expert guidance of Heidi Featherstone and Christine Heinrich. He then obtained the European Diploma in Veterinary Ophthalmology in 2013 and became head of the ophthalmology department at Willows in 2016.

Mike is also an appointed eye panelist which means he can issue official BVA/KC/ISDS eye test certificates for the Eye Scheme.

In launching Focus Referrals, Mike aims to offer his patients, pet owners and referring vets a personal, high quality referral service within a first opinion clinical setting at more affordable prices.

When not at work Mike enjoys spending time with his family – Sophie, William, Phil the cat, Myrtle (a Labrador) and his wife Alice (also a vet).