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Richard J. McMullen Jr. Biography

Dr. McMullen received his veterinary degree from Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) in Munich, Germany in 2002. He immediately joined LMU’s Clinic for Horses where he completed his doctorate in veterinary medicine and advanced certification in equine ophthalmology in 2005 and 2006, respectively. He then moved to Raleigh, NC for a residency in comparative ophthalmology at North Carolina State University (NCSU) in 2006. Upon completion of his residency, Dr. McMullen was hired as an Ophthalmology faculty member at NCSU, where he remained until 2012. From January, 2013 to October 2016, he established and ran the equine ophthalmology service at the Equine Clinic Munich-Riem, a private equine clinic on the Thoroughbred racetrack in Munich, Germany. In January, 2017 Dr. McMullen joined the ophthalmology service at Auburn University where he is currently an Associate Professor of Equine Ophthalmology. Auburn University is one of the only veterinary schools in North America offering both Equine and Small Animal Ophthalmology rotations. Dr. McMullen is the chair of the European College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ECVO) Scientific Committee and is a past board member of the International Equine Ophthalmology Consortium (IEOC). His research interests are anchored in clinical equine ophthalmology and vision, ophthalmic photography and advanced diagnostic imaging, novel uses of photodynamic therapy, and standing ophthalmic surgery in horses.

Richard J. McMullen Jr. Contact Details

  • Full Name: Richard J. McMullen Jr.
  • Title: Dr
  • Institution: Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Department: Department of Clinical Sciences
  • Sub Department: JT Vaughn Large Animal Teaching Hospital
  • Street Address: 1500 Wire Road
  • City: Auburn
  • Country: United States of America
  • ZIP-Code: AL 36849-5540
  • Telephone: +1 334 844-4490
  • FAX: + 1 334 844-4368
  • Email:
  • Employment: academia
  • Specialist Title: Professor of Equine Ophthalmology

Richard J. McMullen Jr. Status

  • Name: Richard J. McMullen Jr.
  • College Role: Active
  • College Role Since: 2012-11-27
  • Year of last re-evaluation: n/a
  • Next re-evaluation: 2017