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On Wednesday 3rd April, Dr+Vet was honoured to welcome leading veterinary ophthalmologist Maria Simó for our first webinar on Keratoconjunctivitis Seca (KCS) in dogs. During this virtual event, María Simó shared her knowledge and experience in the diagnosis and treatment of this common but often underestimated eye disease. Today, we can finally announce that the full video, with subtitles in English (and other languages automatically), is available for viewing on our blog and our YouTube channel! Attached to this article, you will find the direct link to the video so you can access it and deepen the knowledge shared by María Simó.

About Maria Simó:

Maria Simó is a renowned veterinary ophthalmologist with a solid background and extensive experience in the field of veterinary ophthalmology. Graduated in Veterinary Medicine from the Autonomous University of Barcelona, María has completed several postgraduate courses and works as an ophthalmologist at the prestigious Instituto Veterinario Oftalmológico (IVO) in Barcelona.

Contenido del Webinar:

Maria Simó talked us through the basics of Keratoconjunctivitis Seca, from diagnostic methods to the most effective treatment options, exploring in detail how to approach this disease in a comprehensive way.

One of the main conclusions of the webinar was the importance of not relying solely on the Schirmer test to diagnose KCS. María Simó emphasised the need for a complete and detailed assessment, as well as the use of additional diagnostic tools for a correct diagnosis, as without all the information, ineffective treatments may be prescribed. She also talked about the importance of referring cases that do not resolve correctly in order to fully evaluate them.


We thank all participants for their support.

The webinar on Keratoconjunctivitis Seca with Maria Simó was a great success, and we would like to thank everyone who joined us for this educational event. We hope that this resource will be a valuable source of information for all veterinarians interested in veterinary ophthalmology. Feel free to check out the full video and share it with your colleagues.

Stay tuned to our social media and website for more information on future of Dr+Vet events and educational resources!


Maria Simó will be the first guest to the webinar cycle organized by Dr+Vet.

Dr+vet begins a new stage with the presentation of its training webinars for clinical veterinarians. The objective of these talks is to offer quality, enjoyable and useful training to clinicians interested in the world of veterinary ophthalmology.

In this first webinar, we will focus on Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca, since it is a relatively common eye disease in daily clinical practice. We will answer the main questions: How to diagnose it correctly? What are the most effective treatments to manage this eye disease?

The speaker:

Maria Simó, a prominent veterinary ophthalmologist with extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases in animals. Graduated in Veterinary Medicine from the Autonomous University of Barcelona in 2016, Maria has completed the BSAVA Postgraduate Certificate in Small Animal Ophthalmology and has completed the ACVO Basic Science Course. Since 2020, she has worked as an ophthalmologist at the Veterinary Ophthalmological Institute (IVO) of Barcelona, where she works alongside Paco Simó, focued in veterinary ophthalmology.


Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca (KCS) is an inflammatory condition of the ocular surface, affecting both the cornea and the conjunctiva. It develops as a result of a deficiency in one of the phases of the tear film, and in dogs, its prevalence reaches 0.4%. However, the qualitative form of KCS (also known as Dry Eye Disease, DDE) often goes unnoticed in general practice, since the results of the Schirmer test (STT-1) usually show values within normality.

A gift for attendees:

All those registered for the seminar will automatically enter a draw to win a complete batch of Dr+Vet ophthalmological products, which will include: Glauco+, Occulus+, Lacrimalis+ 30 tablets, Lacrimalis+ 75ml, Retinae and Lintum. This prize will be drawn in the days close to the webinar through Dr+Vet’s Instagram.

Webinar Details:

Topic: Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca: Diagnosis and Treatment
Date: April 3, 2024
Time: 1:00 p.m. (CET)
Duration: 90 minutes (60 minutes of presentation, 30 minutes of questions and answers)
Speaker: María Simó

This webinar will be an invaluable opportunity to acquire new knowledge and techniques to address Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca in your patients! Don’t miss the opportunity to learn from an expert in the field and get your questions answered directly.

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See you at the webinar!


This initiative will offer a series of lectures aimed at veterinarians in Spain and throughout Europe, with the objective of promoting continuous learning and knowledge sharing in the field of veterinary medicine.

Throughout 2024, Dr+Vet will organize a total of four keynote lectures, each addressing relevant and current topics in various areas of veterinary medicine. From internal medicine to ophthalmology, our webinar platform will offer a wide variety of topics to meet the interests and needs of all veterinary professionals.

These lectures will be delivered by leading experts in each field, who will share their knowledge, experiences and best practices with the audience. In addition, the webinars will offer the unique opportunity to interact with the speakers, asking questions and participating in real-time discussions.

The Dr+Vet webinar platform will be open to veterinarians from all over Spain and Europe, providing easy and convenient access to high quality veterinary education. Whether you’re looking to expand your knowledge, keep up with the latest developments in the field or simply connect with colleagues from across the continent, our webinar platform has something for you!

Stay tuned for more information on webinar dates and topics, as well as details on how to register and participate. We are excited to embark on this new adventure and look forward to having you on our webinars in 2024.

See you online!


The webinar, which will take place on April 27, will address the most used ingredients in veterinary ophthalmology and their role in certain diseases, as well as the scientific evidence that supports them.

A webinar on nutraceuticals in veterinary ophthalmology will take place on Thursday, April 27 at 9:00 p.m. organized by the European Society of Veterinary Ophthalmology (ESVO), which is supported by Dr+Vet.

This webinar will address the most commonly used ingredients in veterinary ophthalmology and their role in certain diseases, as well as the scientific evidence that supports them and the recommended protocols. The webinar, which will be broadcast in English, is free for all ESVO members and for non-ESVO members, the price will be 30 euros.

The webinar will be given by ophthalmology specialist Teresa Peña, who graduated in Veterinary Medicine from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) in 1987 and received a doctorate from the same university in 1993 with an experimental study on penetrating corneal grafts in dogs.

Teresa Peña completed her ophthalmology residency at the European College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ECVO) in a program at North Carolina State University. Since 1988 she has worked in the Department of Medicine and Surgery of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (UAB) and currently she is an associate professor of ophthalmology and surgery, and head of the Ophthalmology service at the Veterinary Teaching Clinical Hospital (FHCV-UAB).

She has been a diplomate of the ECVO since 1999, member of the Examinations Committee between 2002-2010 and member of the Credentials Committee since 2010 (chair of the committee since 2016). She served on the board of directors of the European Society of Veterinary Ophthalmology (treasurer from 1999 to 2006, vice-president from 2006 to 2007 and president from 2007 to 2009).

Likewise, the expert co-directs a postgraduate course in veterinary ophthalmology, to obtain an intermediate degree, as well as residency programs to be part of the ECVO. Her work and research are dedicated to ophthalmology, especially corneal pathology and surgery, and uveitis and ocular injuries caused by infectious diseases.


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