VIN Consultants and Editors

Specialty: Ophthalmology

Associate Editor

Michael Zigler

Michael Zigler

Honors Awards and Fellowships

  • Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (UK) (RCVS) Advanced Practitioner in Veterinary Ophthalmology, 2017
  • Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (UK) (RCVS) Certificate in Veterinary Ophthalmology, 1993


  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Ontario Veterinary College University of Guelph, 1979
  • Master of Science, University of Edinburgh, 2013
  • Bachelor of Science, Ontario Veterinary College University of Guelph, 1975

Current Professional Activities

  • Mississauga Oakville Veterinary Emergency Hospital & Referral Group (VCA — Canada)
  • Webmaster of the Veterinary Ophthalmology Information Centre —
  • International Liaison — British Association of Veterinary Ophthalmologists

Past Professional Activities

  • 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 in 1990 to Barbara Lupu-Zigler - Barbara is a nurse practitioner


  • Melissa Ann, 25, Currently in her final year at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies at the University of Edinburgh


  • "Gryphon" a 7 year old Yorkie and "Sandy" a 2 year old Border Collie X.  Sandy was a Hurricane Maria rescue from Peurto Rico
  • Many tiny house spiders with whom we live in ecological harmony


  • I collect vintage Canadian banknotes
  • I play tournament level Scrabble

Favorite Quotes

  • "In my experience" = one case;
  • "In my series of cases" = two cases;
  • "In case after case after case" = three cases.

What I Like Most About VIN

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

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