Dr Wilkie was born in Toronto, Canada and obtained his D.V.M. degree in 1984 from the University of Guelph, Canada. He spent one year at the University of Pennsylvania as an intern and in 1985 came to The Ohio State University to begin a 3-year residency and Masters degree in comparative ophthalmology. He received both his Masters degree (MS) and ophthalmology specialty boards (ACVO) in 1988. He was subsequently hired as an Assistant Professor in the department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences at The Ohio State University. He was promoted to Associate Professor of veterinary ophthalmology in 1994 and he is currently Professor of Ophthalmology. In addition, Dr Wilkie is a Professor in the College of Medicine at The Ohio State University.
Dr Wilkie has trained 15 residents who are Board Certified in the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists or the European College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists. In addition, Dr. Wilkie has provided advanced training in ophthalmology to over 16 veterinarian ophthalmologists from 8 countries.
Dr Wilkie is author of 94 articles, 72 abstracts and 40 textbook chapters, and serves as a research consultant to numerous national and international research facilities. He has served as an editor of several textbooks and is currently a reviewer for 11 Veterinary and Human ophthalmology and research journals and serves on the Editorial Board of 4 Veterinary and Human ophthalmology and research journals. He is the past chairperson of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists, Examination Committee and Past-President for the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists. Dr. Wilkie currently serves on the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmology Foundation board. In addition, Dr. Wilkie has served on the Editorial Review Board and as Associate-Editor for Veterinary Ophthalmology. Dr Wilkie is currently the Editor-in-Chief for the journal of Veterinary Ophthalmology. He is an international speaker having presented seminars in the USA, Canada, Japan, Germany, Italy, Spain, Norway, Denmark, Netherlands, Great Britain, Russia, Slovenia, Finland, Ireland, Taiwan, Portugal, Switzerland, and the Czech Republic. Dr. Wilkie is a respected teacher both at the University and internationally. He has twice been nominated for the Norden Distinguished Teacher Award at Ohio State University.
Dr Wilkie's areas of interest include ocular surgery, inflammatory diseases of the eye, ocular pharmacology, cataract surgery, intraocular lens implantation, glaucoma, and comparative ophthalmology. He is married to Dr Susan Johnson an Associate Professor in small animal internal medicine and they have 2 children in University. In addition to work, Dr. Wilkie plays hockey and enjoys downhill skiing, wilderness canoeing, windsurfing, scuba diving and life at the cottage in Canada.