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Dr+Vet will be one of the main sponsors of the next IVO Veterinary Ophthalmology Day: Practical Clinical Cases of the Anterior Segment!

This event will take place on June 15, 2024, from 9:00 to 18:15 at the IMO Auditorium in Barcelona, and will also be available in streaming for those who cannot attend in person.

About the Event

At Dr+Vet, we are committed to the advancement of veterinary ophthalmology. Our participation in this prestigious event, which will feature high-level experts, reflects our continuous effort to contribute to the development of innovative solutions that improve ocular health and the quality of life of patients.

We cordially invite you to participate in this event specialized in Clinical Case Studies of the Anterior Segment. This event promises to be an enriching and educational experience for all animal health professionals interested in veterinary ophthalmology.

During this meeting, we will explore real clinical cases of the anterior segment of the eye, learn from experts in the field and share valuable insights with industry colleagues. We strongly believe in the importance of collaborating with colleagues committed to the advancement of veterinary medicine, thus strengthening our commitment to excellence in veterinary ophthalmology.


The program is subject to change and will be updated as details are finalized.

9:00 h – Registration and accreditation.
9:25 a.m. – Presentation of the day.
9:30 h – Session 1: Cases of palpebral and conjunctival pathology.
11:00 h – Coffee Break.
11:30 h – Session 2: Dry eye cases.
12:30 h – Session 3: Cases of infectious keratitis.
14:00 h – Lunch.
15:00 h – Session 4: Cases of non-infectious corneal pathology.
16:00 h – Session 5: Surgical cases of corneal and conjunctival pathology 1.
16:45 h – Coffee Break.
17:15 h – Session 6: Surgical cases of corneal and conjunctival pathology 2.
18:15 h – End of the day.


The event will count with the participation of outstanding professionals in veterinary ophthalmology:

Kevin Arteaga, VMC Veterinari Medical Center (Hong Kong). Online participation.
Marti Cairó, Hospital Veterinari Canis (Girona).
Francisco Cantero, UAB (Bellaterra).
Miriam Caro, Hospital Veterinario Puchol (Madrid).
Laura Castilla, MEMVET (Palma de Mallorca). Online participation.
Victoria Espejo, Visualvet (Portugalete).
Marcos Izquierdo, IVEM (Valencia).
Monica de León, OFTALVET (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria).
Juan Maestro, MEMVET (Palma de Mallorca).
María Martinez, IVEM (Valencia).
Maribel Molina, Centre Veterinari El Passeig (Tarragona).
Laura Muñoz, OCULARVET (Madrid).
Carolina Naranjo, Lab IDEXX (Barcelona).
Raquel Prats, IVO (Ibiza).
Francisco Simó, IVO (Barcelona).
Maria Simó, IVO (Barcelona).
Esther Torrent, Lab IDEXX (Barcelona).
Maria Tohidi, IVO (Barcelona).


Registration is now open! You can register by filling out the form on the IVO Ophthalmology website. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to be part of an event that promises to be inspiring and educational.


We are proud to support these initiatives that promote knowledge and the advancement of veterinary ophthalmology. We look forward to connecting with all attendees and sharing our latest advances in treatments. see you soon!

We look forward to having you attend this unique and enriching day!


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!


On February 23rd and 24th, the XII Veterinary Ophthalmology Congress was held in Madrid, organized by SEOVET (Spanish Society of Veterinary Ophthalmology).

This year, for the third consecutive time, Dr+Vet is once again sponsoring the largest Spanish congress of veterinary ophthalmology, the SEOVET. More than 140 specialists in this field gathered to share impressions and learn from great specialists.

This year the pre-congress started on Friday with the presentation of Laura Muñoz (Founder and Medical Director of OCULARVET). This was followed by the first lecture on photography in ophthalmology given by Javier Esteban of Anicura Ocaña and then the second lecture on photography given by Raquel Udiz. Both talks provided the attending veterinarians with interesting tips to improve their imaging technique and clinical data collection.

In the afternoon the congress started with a lot of enthusiasm from all participants and attendees. During the SEOVET we could enjoy presentations given by Eva Abarca (HV Canis de Mallorca), Manolo Villagrasa (COV, HV Puchol de Madrid), Màrian Matas (Memvet de Palma), Paco Simó (IVO de Barcelona), Ángel Ortillés (Anicura Valencia Sur de Valencia) and Fernando Sanz (Visionvet de Sevilla).

The SEOVET management knew how to organize a truly dynamic, educational and entertaining conference where all veterinarians could learn the latest developments in their field and at the same time fully enjoy the company and gastronomy.

Dr+Vet had the opportunity to present directly to a specialized audience the improved version of our products GLAUCO+ and OCCULUS+.


One of our presentations was Glauco+, a nutritional supplement designed to address the progression of glaucoma in pets. The improved formula, which includes neuroprotective and vasodilator components in addition to citicoline, has attracted a great deal of interest from ophthalmology veterinarians who had long been asking for this improvement over the Glauco formula.


We also share the improvements in Occulus+. With the addition of key nutritional elements and an improved formulation with alpha lipoic acid, Occulus+ reinforces its antioxidant effect on the crystalline lens.

This year at Dr+Vet we have no plans to put on the brakes, so we are already looking forward to the next big event: Iberzoo+Propet. See you again at IFEMA Madrid from March 13-15!


Keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS) is a condition of the ocular surface (cornea and conjunctiva) secondary to a deficiency of one of the phases of the tear film and has a prevalence in dogs of 0.4%, according to the IVO.

Qualitative QCS is characterized by a pathological decrease of lipid or mucoid components in the tear film. This leads to tear hyperosmolarity due to increased evaporation. It is more common in brachiocephalic breeds and in cases of lagophthalmos.

In this study, conducted in collaboration with the Instituto Veterinario Oftalmologico (IVO), a comprehensive evaluation of different therapeutic approaches for qualitative QCS was performed.

Ten dogs were selected, including five brachiocephalic breeds, with a two-month follow-up. The selected patients had blepharospasm, epiphora, increased serous secretions compared to normal, or a combination of these symptoms at the first visit and, in order to be included in the present study, had to have Schirmer’s test (STT-1) values above 10 mm/min.

Cases with corneal ulcer and those under treatment that could interfere with the diagnostic tests were excluded. A series of diagnostic tests were performed, such as Schirmer’s test (STT-1), fluorescein test, break-up time (TBUT), lissamine green test, impression cytology (CIC) and OSA-VET®.

The selected treatment included the use of topical moisturizers and lubricants as tear replacements. In addition, Dr+Vet’s Lacrimalis food supplement, rich in omega-3 fatty acids, lactoferrin, vitamins C and E, Zinc and Copper, was implemented.

The results indicated significant improvements in print cytology, interferometry and tear film breakup time. There was a slight reduction in tear production, possibly attributed to decreased compensatory reflex due to hyperosmolarity.


This clinical case comparison underscores the importance of a multidisciplinary approach in the management of qualitative QCS. The combination of topical moisturizers and lubricants with the supplement Lacrimalis offers a promising perspective in the management of this condition.

The clinical case comparison performed by the IVO provides a valuable contribution to the approach to qualitative QCS in dogs. We thank Drs. Maria Simó and Francisco Simó for their collaboration in this first approach to the use of nutraceuticals in ocular diseases in dogs.

You can consult the comparative of clinical cases here (in spanish): COMPARATIVA DE 10 CASOS CLÍNICOS EN PERROS CON KCS CUALITATIVA

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