Michael Zigler, DVM, MSc, CertVOphthal


  • Certificate in Veterinary Ophthalmology (CertVOphthal) 1993, Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, UK.


  • BSc, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario Canada, 1975
  • DVM, Ontario Veterinary College, Guelph, Ontario Canada, 1979
  • MSc International Animal Health, University of Edinburgh, 2013

Current Professional Activities

  • Referrals in Veterinary Ophthalmology at the Mississauga-Oakville Veterinary Emergency Hospital and Referral Centre in Oakville, Ontario Canada -
  • Adjunct Professor, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph

Past Professional Activities

  • Ophthalmology Residency (1990 - 1991)
  • Past President of the Canadian Association of Veterinary Ophthalmology
  • Past President of the American Society of Veterinary Ophthalmology
  • Selected as "Veterinarian of the Year" by the Ontario Veterinary Medical Association in 1988.

Marital Status

  • Married to Barbara Lupu-Zigler - Barbara is a nurse in a community health center.


  • Melissa Ann, studying to become a veterinarian at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies at the University of Edinburgh.


  • Ginny - 1.5 year old Springer Spaniel

  • Gryphon - 3 year old Yorkie

  • Maggie - 9 year old Schnoodle

  • Fleur, my first Springer Spaniel Extraordinaire, who died in 2001 was blind since 7 months of age. She has her own webpage at: ;


  • I collect vintage Canadian and world banknotes
  • I play tournament level Scrabble.

Favorite Quote

  • "In my experience" = one case;
    "In my series of cases" = two cases;
    "In case after case after case" = three cases.
  • "May there never develop in me the notion that my education is complete, but give me the strength and leisure and zeal continually to enlarge my knowledge."
    Moses Maimonides, 1135-1204.

What I like Most About VIN

  • The sense of belonging, and the eagerness to learn and share.

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