|David qualified from the University of Sydney in 1989 with first class honours and the University medal. For 10 years David worked in small animal, livestock and equine practice in both Australia and the United Kingdom. Whilst in general practice he obtained the RCVS Certificate in Veterinary Ophthalmology (2000) and in 2002 was appointed as Resident in Veterinary Ophthalmology at the Animal Health Trust (AHT). In 2007 David completed the ECVO Diploma examinations and is currently the Head of the Equine Ophthalmology Unit at the AHT. Whilst spending most of his time dealing with ocular disease in domestic species David has also been involved in the management of ocular disease in a wide spectrum of species including Koalas, Kangaroos, Tigers, Lions, Bears, Dolphins and Seals. David’s current interests include equine intraocular surgery, research into equine and canine ocular neoplasia.
Canine limbal melanoma: 30 cases (1992- 2004). Part 1. Signalment, clinical and histological features and pedigree analysis D. Donaldson, J. Sansom, T. Scase, V Adams & C Mellersh Veterinary Ophthalmology (2006) 9,2, 115-119
Canine limbal melanoma: 30 cases (1992- 2004). Part 2. Treatment with lamellar resection and adjunctive strontium-90 plesiotherapy- efficacy and morbidity D. Donaldson, J. Sansom, V. Adams Veterinary Ophthalmology (2006) 9, 3, 179-185
Congenital Corneal Oedema in a Domestic Shorthaired Cat with Congenital Hyposomatotropism D. Donaldson, FM. Billson, TJ Scase, A. H. Sparkes, F. McConnell, JRB. The Journal of Small Animal Practice (2008), 49, 6, 6-309
Osseous metaplasia in the conjunctiva of a horse presenting with recurrent ulcerative keratitis D. Donaldson, M. Matas and J. Stewart Equine Veterinary Education (2011), 21, 1, 4-7
Intracorneal haemorrhages in 19 dogs (22 eyes) from 2000-2010; A retrospective study M. Matas, D. Donaldson, J. Richard Newton Veterinary Ophthalmology (2012), 15(2), 86-91