European Specialist in Veterinary Ophthalmology
Elina Pietilä graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Helsinki in 1998. She has been an ECVO approved Eye Scheme Examiner since 2006 and a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ECVO) since 2011. Most of her supervised training in an alternative route residency was done at the University of Zurich, Switzerland where she also developed a strong interest in equine ophthalmology. She was also trained at the Universities of Helsinki, Finland and Missouri, USA. Elina currently works as a clinical teacher in ophthalmology at the University of Helsinki. She is a member of the Finnish eye panel, chair of the Finnish Society of Veterinary Ophthalmology and member of the ECVO Education and Residency Committee. Her special interests include presumed inherited eye diseases and ocular surface disease in dogs and cats and equine ophthalmology, especially infectious and non-infectious corneal disease and ERU.