Simon M. Petersen-Jones

Simon M.  Petersen-Jones
  • The Donald R. Myers and William E. Dunlap Endowed Chair in Canine Health
  • Established through a gift from Nancy Loveall, William E. Dunlap, and Donald R. Myers
  • Small Animal Clinical Sciences


Simon Petersen-Jones is the Donald R. Myers and William E. Dunlap Endowed Chair in Canine Health and professor in the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine. He has been on the faculty since 1998.

Petersen-Jones earned his BVet Med at the Royal Veterinary College, University of London in the United Kingdom in 1983. After 18 months in general practice, he returned to the Royal Veterinary College to complete a four-year residency in ophthalmology, and in 1995 he became a diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists.

He was head of the ophthalmology service at University of Edinburgh in Scotland from 1988 to 1994. From 1994-1998, he served as a Wellcome Trust Veterinary Research Career Development Fellow at the University of Cambridge. While at the University of Cambridge, Petersen-Jones was awarded a PhD for his research into hereditary retinal diseases in dogs. 

He has received awards for his research contributions to veterinary science from the British Small Animal Veterinary Association and Pfizer. He is co-editor of Small Animal Ophthalmology, the world's best-selling veterinary ophthalmology text, and the BSAVA Manual of Small Animal Ophthalmology - A Problem Oriented Approach. He has written numerous book chapters and scientific articles on different aspects of veterinary ophthalmology and lectured in many countries around the world.