Jeff graduated from Sydney University in 1970 and after 3 years in general practice completed a residency in Veterinary and Comparative Ophthalmology at Cornell University and was granted Diplomate status of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists in 1977. Returning to Australia in 1978 Jeff gained Membership of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists in Canine Medicine and in 1983 become a Fellow of the ACVSc in Veterinary Ophthalmology.
Since that time Jeff has been responsible for setting up the oldest continually operating veterinary ophthalmology practice (Eye Clinic for Animals) in Australia. He has served as Vice President and President of the Australian Veterinary Association(NSW division) and is on the Editorial Board of The Veterinarian and of the Australian Veterinary Journal.
Jeff currently provides lectures and tutorials for students at Sydney University in ophthalmic medicine, surgery and pathology as well as providing specialist ophthalmology services to small, large and exotic animals in Sydney and regional areas of NSW.
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Smith, J.S., deLahunta, A., Riis, R.C. Reticulosis of the visual system in a dog. J Small Anim Prac. 1977: 18:643.
Barnes, JA., Smith JS. Bilateral phacofragmentation in a New Zealand fur seal. J. Wildlife Med. 2004: 35, 1: 110-112.
Smith, JS. Diseases of the Orbit. In Kirk’s Current Veterinary Therapy VI 624 – 628, 1978.
Smith, JS. Blindness – An overview. Hungerford’s Diseases of Livestock 1692 -1698, 1990.
Smith, JS, Harper,PAW. Ophthalmologic manifestations of ceroid lipofuscinosis in Devon Cattle. Trans Eighteenth Annual Scientific Program American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists. 44 – 49, 1987.
Smith, JS. Optic neuropathies. Small Animal Secrets. Ed. Ronald Riis, 2001.
Center, SA, Smith, JS. Ocular lesions in a dog with serum hyperviscosity secondary to an IgA myeloma. J. Am. Vet Med Assoc. 181: 811.1982.
Smith, JS. Clinical Veterinary Advisor. Birds and Exotic Pets. Ed. Elsevier Saunders, St Louis . Missouri, 2013.