Small Animal Mini Boot Camp Series: Management of Corneal Diseases

The ophthalmology team examine a client dog utilizing the latest equipment. The Ophthalmology Service is part of the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital at The University of California Davis. Photo by Don Preisler/UCDavis © 2019 UC Regents


The Center for Continuing Professional Education and the R.M. Cello Distinguished Lecture Series present the Small Animal Medicine Mini Boot Camp Series: Management of Corneal Diseases.

Date: Saturday, December 12, 2020
Time: 8:30 am - 11:30 am (PST)
CE Credit: Up to 3.0 hours
Location: via live webinar


LIVE WEBINAR: The webinar will be live (Pacific Standard Time - PST) and interactive via the Zoom platform. The live sessions will not be available as a recording. If you have never attended a Zoom webinar before, test your computer or mobile device here.


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We are pleased to host two expert ophthalmologists for this session - Bianca Martins, DVM, MS, PhD; DACVO, DCLOVE (Hon) and Dineli Bras, DVM, MS; DACVO.  Both have vast experience in clinical practice as well as research related to the diagnosis and treatment of corneal diseases in cats and dogs. 

Featured Speakers

  • Bianca Martins, DVM, MS, PhD; DACVO, DCLOVE (Hon)
  • Dr. MartinsDr. Bianca Martins received her DVM from São Paulo State University (Brazil) in 2002. She obtained her master's degree in Veterinary Ophthalmology in 2005 and completed her PhD in Veterinary Ophthalmology in 2008, at the same University. Dr. Martins completed a postdoctoral program at University of Florida in 2012, followed by a residency in Comparative Ophthalmology at University of Florida in 2015. She became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ACVO) in 2016, and is also an honorary Diplomate of the Latin American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (CLOVE). Dr. Martins was an Assistant Professor of Comparative Ophthalmology at University of Illinois from 2015-2019, and is currently an Associate Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology at UC Davis. Dr. Martins has authored several scientific articles and ophthalmology textbook chapters. She is a board member of the International Society of Veterinary Ophthalmology and editor of its newsletter, The Globe. She is a member of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists Residency and Public Relations Committees. Her research interests include ocular surface reconstruction with an emphasis on the use of biological and synthetic grafts.
  • Dineli Bras, DVM, MS; DACVO
  • Dr. Bras with two dogsDr. Ines Dineli Bras graduated from Purdue University in 1995. In 2000, she received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Louisiana State University. Dr. Bras completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Louisiana Veterinary Referral Center in 2001. From 2001 to 2004 she completed a residency in Comparative Ophthalmology at The Ohio State University in conjunction with her Master's of Science Degree focusing on the canine lens and posterior capsular opacification after cataract surgery. While at Ohio State, Dr. Bras was the recipient of the hospital service award for her dedication to patients and clients.
  Dr. Bras is a Diplomate and board-certified member of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists. She is currently a Board Regent of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists. She has been recognized as an Emeritus member of the ACVO Vision for Animals Foundation after serving 4 years as president and 10 years as a board member. She is an international speaker, and has participated in seminars in the United States, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Spain, Italy, Romania, England, and Ireland. Dr. Bras is a member of the AVMA, and the CMVPR. Dr. Bras' special interests in ophthalmology include cataract and glaucoma surgery. Dr. Bras has developed the endolaser surgical approach and technique in canine and feline patients.

Schedule (subject to change)

  • 8:30 - 8:40 AM: Welcome and Introductions
  • 8:40 - 9:30 AM: Medical Management of Corneal Diseases (Canine and Feline) with Dr. Martins
  • 9:30 - 9:40 AM: Break
  • 9:40 - 10:30 AM: Surgical Management of Corneal Diseases (Canine and Feline) with Dr. Bras
  • 10:30-10:40 AM: Break
  • 10:40 - 11:30 AM: Case presentations and Ask the Experts with Drs. Bras and Martins
CE Certificates
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  • Additional information and webinar links will be provided in a pre-event email in December.
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Webinar Information
Cancellation Policy
  • A refund will be made, less $30.00 cancellation fee, for cancellations made by Saturday, November 28, 2020.
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