The Team

Mike Rhodes - BVM&S CertVOphthal DipECVO MRCVS

Mike graduated from Edinburgh University in 2004. His initial work in general practice sparked his interest in ophthalmology and he started studying for his certificate in ophthalmology. He completed this on commencing his 4 year ophthalmology training position at Willows Referral Centre in 2008. In 2013 Mike passed the European Diploma in Veterinary Ophthalmology and gained recognition from the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons as a specialist in ophthalmology. He progressed to head of department before deciding to launch his own dedicated ophthalmology referral service 'Focus Referrals' in 2017.

Mike loves all things 'eyes and animals' so this is the perfect job for him!

Miles - RVN

Miles had a keen interest in working with animals from a young age and qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2008. Working in a variety of general veterinary clinics allowed him to develop his skills and experience, progressing to working as head of theatre in his last general practice. He then moved to a large specialist referral hospital before joining Focus Referrals 3 years later. Alongside his nursing career Miles has a love for travelling, dance and music.

Miles - 'I find ophthalmology extremely interesting and I very much enjoy working on cases from the consultation stage all the way through to the surgery, aftercare and discharge. I am thrilled to be a part of Focus Referrals and take great pride in the level of care that we provide. I have worked as a veterinary nurse for over 11 years now, but when I’m not at work, I have my hands full with my 3 dogs, 2 cats, 2 tanks of fish and a husband.'