After graduating in 2009 from Bristol University’s Veterinary School, Ben started mixed general practice in Lancashire. After two years in practice he undertook a one year rotating internship at the AHT’s Small Animal Centre where his passion for ophthalmology grew. Upon completion of the internship Ben spent some time as a locum in the East of England, before returning to the AHT to begin a residency in ophthalmology in the autumn of 2012.
Ben is involved in several areas of research at the AHT. He is undertaking studies in intraocular neoplasia, primary lens luxation and SARDS (sudden acquired retinal degeneration syndrome).
Blacklock BT, Beltran E, Dubielzig RR, Donaldson D & Hartley C. An invasive choroidal melanocytoma in a dog presented with behavioural changes. Poster presentation at ECVO, Trieste, 2012.
The Animal Health Trust is a veterinary charity, based in Suffolk, which offers clinical referral services and diagnostic testing for horses, dogs and cats in East Anglia, across the UK and internationally. Through its research programmes it develops new diagnostic tests, treatments and vaccines to help thousands of animals.