Richard McMullen, Dr. med. vet. graduated from the veterinary medicine faculty of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) of Munich, Germany in 2002. He also obtained his doctorate from LMU in 2005 evaluating the role of equine adenoviruses in cases of putative viral keratitis or keratopathies. In 2006 he obtained advanced certification in equine ophthalmology, in Germany (Zusatzbezeichnung Augenheilkunde Pferd), which was followed by a residency in Comparative Ophthalmology at North Carolina State University (NCSU), in Raleigh, North Carolina, from 2006 to 2009. He remained on faculty at NCSU as an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology from 2009 until November 2012. Dr. McMullen is a Diplomate of both the American and European Colleges of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ACVO and ECVO). From January 2013 to October 2016 he ran the Equine Ophthalmology Service at the Equine Clinic Munich-Riem. He joined the faculty of Auburn University in January, 2017. He has published several articles and book chapters within his equine research areas of interest: Intraocular lens development and phacoemulsification in the horse, equine vision and streak retinoscopy, the clinical use of digital infrared photography to enhance the diagnosis and monitor progression of various ophthalmic diseases, the evaluation of endoscopic laser cyclophotocoagulation (ECP), and standing ophthalmic surgery in the horse.