Following graduation from the University of Melbourne in 1988, David spent five years in mixed practice throughout Australia, England, Scotland, and Wales. He then completed small animal and equine internships at Colorado State University, and a research fellowship and comparative ophthalmology residency at the University of Missouri.
He joined the faculty at the University of California-Davis in 2000. There he is one of seven ophthalmologists with four ophthalmology residents and an ophthalmic intern in training. He is the author of Slatter’s Fundamentals of Veterinary Ophthalmology, now in its 6th edition, and was honoured to be recognised as the 2018 WSAVA speaker of the year.
David’s major interests are ocular surface disease and feline herpesvirus.