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Dennis E. Brooks, DVM, PhD, DACVO 

Dr. Brooks is a 1980 graduate of the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. He passed the certifying examination of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ACVO) in 1984. Dr. Brooks received a PhD in 1987 from the University of Florida College of Medicine. Brooks

Dr. Brooks has written many scientific publications and book chapters, given over 300 lectures both nationally and internationally, and published a book, Equine Ophthalmology  in 2002 and 2008. He received the British Equine Veterinary Association’s Sir Frederick Smith Memorial Lecture and Medal Recipient in 2007, and received the Frank J. Milne State of the Art Award of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) in 2010. The AAEP also gave him its Distinguished Educator Award in 2016. 

He operates an equine ophthalmology consulting service, BrooksEyes LLC, in Florida and Texas at present. Dr. Brooks has extensive experience in corneal diseases of the horse.

Ann Dwyer, DVM, DACVO (Honorary)

Dr. Dwyer grew up in Manlius, New York, where she was a charter member of the Limestone Pony Club. She earned a degree in biology from Mount Holyoak College and spent one year doing tumor immunology research at Upstate Medical DwyerCenter. Prior to attending veterinary school, she worked as a groom and exercise rider at several east coast racetracks.

Dr. Dwyer has practiced at Genesee Valley Equine Clinic since earning her veterinary degree. During her career she has pursued interests in equine ophthalmology,. She lectures nationally and internationally and has published multiple papers and book chapters on equine ophthalmology. In 2011, she was named an honorary member of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmology.

Dr. Dwyer is active in organized veterinary medicine, and served president of the AAEP in 2013. She is currently vice chair of the Advisory Board for the veterinary college at Cornell and is a member of the Zweig Committee that allocates equine research funds. She is a member of the advisory board of the Flaum Eye Institute at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and continues to collaborate with a number of research projects that study equine ocular problems.

Dr. Dwyer enjoys travel, kayaking, writing, and playing the cello in her spare time. 

Michala de Linde Henriksen, DVM, PhD, DACVO

Michala de Linde Henriksen is a veterinary ophthalmologist from Colorado State University (CSU). She is originaHendriksenlly from Denmark where she received her DVM degree in 2005 from University of Copenhagen. Her comparative ophthalmology residency was performed at University of Florida and her PhD in equine ophthalmology is from University of Copenhagen/University of Florida. Dr. Henriksen has worked as an assistant professor in comparative ophthalmology at CSU since July 2017. She came to CSU from University of Minnesota where she worked as a clinical assistant professor in comparative ophthalmology for four years (2013-2017). Dr. Henriksen’s research areas are ocular microbiology and intraocular inflammation in varies animal species. Teaching is one of Dr. Henriksen’s favorite areas of working in academia. Besides teaching comparative ophthalmology to the DVM students at CSU, Dr. Henriksen has been teaching referral veterinarians in United States, China, Spain and Denmark in areas as equine ophthalmology, canine & feline ophthalmology, microsurgery and basic ophthalmology. 

Luisito S. Pablo, DVM, MS, DACVAA

Dr. Luisito Pablo received his Master of Science in Large Animal Medicine and Surgery from Auburn University in 1982 and his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1978 from University of the Philippines. His interest in Anesthesia started when he came back to Auburn University to pursue his PhD in 1984. He started as a visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Florida in 1989 and became board certified in Veterinary Anesthesiology in 1993. Presently, Dr. Pablo is a clinical professor at the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida. He has received numerous teaching awards for his creativity in teaching. He continues to teach and practice veterinary anesthesia in the UF Veterinary Hospitals.

His research interest is on clinical anesthesia with emphasis on perioperative drugs.

Caryn Plummer, DVM, DACVO

Dr. Caryn Plummer, a native Floridian, graduated with a biology degree from Yale University in 1997. She is a 20Plummer02 honors graduate of the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. Following veterinary school, she completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine followed by a residency in comparative ophthalmology at the University of Florida. She is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (2006).

After completing specialty training, Dr. Plummer joined the faculty at the UF College of Veterinary Medicine as an assistant professor in 2006. She is currently a tenured associate professor at the UF. Her research interests include corneal wound healing and glaucoma. She has lectured extensively both in the USA and abroad on many topics associated with clinical veterinary ophthalmology and animal models of ophthalmic disease, especially glaucoma. She is is a contributing author to the Gelatt's classic textbook Veterinary Ophthalmology (4rd, 5th and 6th editions) and an associate editor for the upcoming 6th edition. She is also a charter member of and currently serves as the secretary/treasurer for the International Equine Ophthalmology Consortium.

Chris Sanchez, DVM, PhD, DACVIM

Dr. Sanchez is a professor and large animal internal medicine specialist and has been a member of the University of Florida faculty since 2003. Additionally, since January 2020, she has served as Interim Associate SanchezDean for Clinical Services.

She received both her DVM in 1995 and PhD in 2003 from the University of Florida and has been a longtime member of the college’s Alumni Council. She completed her residency in large animal internal medicine in 1999 and obtained her board certification that same year.
In addition to her clinical and didactic teaching experience in large animal medicine, Dr. Sanchez has played a key role in various aspects of communication instruction to veterinary house officers, staff and students.

Her research focuses on three main areas: equine gastric ulcer syndrome, pain management in the horse and critical care of equine neonates. Her laboratory has evaluated the effectiveness of various drugs for the treatment of gastric ulcers in foals and adult horses and for pain management in adult horses.