The Eye Team at
Rowe Referrals Eye Clinic
BVSc CertVOphthal MRCVS
David graduated from Bristol with Tim in 1995. David caught the ophthalmology bug as did others from their year leading him to gain his RCVS certificate in Ophthalmology at a similar time to Tim. David has worked with many animals from owls to seals but has always used his ophthalmology certificate. The eye clinic is very pleased to welcome our newest ophthalmologist to the team. David is an active committee member of the British Association of Veterinary Ophthalmologists, a recognised clinical teacher in Veterinary Ophthalmology at Bristol and is working towards his Fellowship.
Hamish Cormie BVMS CertVOphthal MRCVS
Hamish qualified from Glasgow University in 1971. After some years in general practice, he gained the Certificate in Veterinary Ophthalmology in 1987, and became a member of the BVA / KC / ISDS Eye Panel. Hamish currently carries out Eye tests at the eye clinic twice a month.
Hamish can be contacted on 07813 197222, or via
firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, please contact the eye clinic direct on 01454 521000 and we will be pleased to help.
Asunta Rotllan Garcia
Asunta is currently on of our veterinary interns. She is a spanish vet from 'the most beautiful city in the world, Seville'. She graduated from the university of Cordoba. Before that, she spent 5 months working as a volunteer in a wildlife rescue centre in Colchester. She has taken a general practice certificate in ophthalmology in Madrid and also a course at Barcelona.
Also in the team:
Tim Knott BSc BVSc CertVOphthal MRCVS
Tim graduated from the University of Bristol in the beautiful south west of England in 1995. Tim always wanted to be James Herriot but caught the ophthalmology bug in his first year at vet School. He tried balancing the demands of general mixed practice and his growing interest for ophthalmology for the first 5 years of his career before finally realising that cleaning cow manure from under his finger nails before intra-ocular surgery was not in his or his patient’s best interests. Tim set up a dedicated private ophthalmic referral practice, Rowe Referrals eye clinic, in 2000 followed by the equine ophthalmology consultancy service, the Equine Eye Clinic, in 2003.
Early on in his career he realised that the biggest impact we can make on the health of our patients is by teaching. To this end he is proud to have served on the board of the British Association of Veterinary Ophthalmologists for over 10 years, he has examined and organised the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Certificate in ophthalmology for 7 years and is a member of the International Equine Ophthalmology Consortium - the IEOC. Tim also organises and helps to provide the British Equine Veterinary Association post graduate equine ophthalmology teaching for the UK. His ophthalmological mentor at Bristol was Professor Sheila Crispin and it was not long after Sheila’s retirement that, with great pleasure, Tim returned to Bristol University to take over the clinical Ophthalmology teaching in 2008 as an external consultant.
Magda Huelle DVM CertVOphthal MRCVS
Magda Huelle graduated from Ludwig-Maximilian-University in Munich/Germany in 1993 and fell in love with eyes in all their beauty in the last 2 years of the course, which came as a surprise as she originally really only wanted to treat horses anyway! She moved to the UK in 1996 and whilst working in general small animal practice in South Wales she decided to take things one level up and gained her certificate in Veterinary Ophthalmology in 2003. Magda remained in general first opinion practice for several years after that, juggling work, a young family, and an assortment of cats. After a few years in sunny Australia the pull of the green valleys became irresistible and she returned to South Wales to work in a busy small animal hospital in Bridgend as a general practitioner and 'resident eye person'.
She joined Rowe Referrals in 2016 on a part time basis and apart from being in the Bristol hospital she is running our South Wales clinics in Carmarthen, Bridgend and Abergavenny.