Laurence Occelli obtained her veterinary doctor degree from the National Veterinary School of Lyon (France) in 2005 followed by a rotating internship in Small animal at the National Veterinary School of Toulouse (France). After few months in private practice in the South of France, she completed an internship in Veterinary Anaesthesia at The Royal Veterinary College of London. She then completed two private practice Ophthalmology Internships one in Norwalk, Connecticut in the United states and one in Toronto in Canada. Between internships she worked in various private practices in France and completed a Certificate in Veterinary Anaesthesia and a Certificat d’Etudes Supérieures d’Ophthalmologie Vétérinaire in 2009 as well as a Diplôme Universitaire de Microchirurgie Ophthalmologique in 2011. She then pursued her career in Veterinary Ophthalmology by obtaining an Ophthalmology Research Associate/Internship position at Michigan State University in the Comparative Ophthalmology Laboratory of Pr. Simon Petersen-Jones. She continued some research as a PhD student in that laboratory from 2012 to 2017 when she completed her PhD. She stayed at Michigan state Michigan as a resident in Comparative Ophthalmology (under the supervision of Drs Simon Petersen-Jones, Andras Komaromy and Chris Pirie) and research post-doc between 2017 and 2020. She then was a senior research scientist at Michigan State University and Charles River Laboratory for 2 years. In 2023, she came back to Europe and joined the Veterinary Vision team in UK and still serves as an Adjunct Faculty for Michigan State University. She has authored multiple articles. Her clinical and research interests among many include inherited retinal degeneration, gene therapy, retinal imaging and retinal surgery.