American & European Specialist in Veterinary Ophthalmology
Dr. McMullen obtained his veterinary degree from Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) in Munich, Germany in 2002, and was awarded the title of Doctor medicinae veterinariae (Dr. med. vet.) in 2005 from LMU following defense of his thesis: Equine keratitis and the possible involvement of equine adenovirus type 1 (EAdV1) and equine adenovirus type 2 (EAdV2). After completing his German Equine Ophthalmology certification in 2006, he successfully completed a residency of Comparative Veterinary Ophthalmology at North Carolina State University (NCSU, 2006-2009). From April, 2009 to November 2012 he was an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at NCSU. He is a board certified ophthalmologist in both the American and European Colleges of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ACVO & ECVO, respectively). In January, 2013 Richard joined the Equine Clinic Munich-Riem, in Munich, Germany and has successfully established a busy exclusively equine ophthalmology service. He has maintained his affiliation with NCSU and has been an Adjunct Assistant Professor since his departure in 2012. His areas of research interest are equine intraocular lens development and refractive surgery, retinoscopy and equine vision, standing ophthalmic surgery in the horse, and digital ocular photography.