Bill qualified from Cambridge University in I983. After 7 years in general practice dealing with
all species he joined the Peoples Dispensary for Sick Animals and was then promoted to
Veterinary Officer in charge of the Stoke-on-Trent centre. This time
with the PDSA provided ample opportunity for developing medical,
surgical and managerial skills. He soon realised his interest in
ophthalmology and was able to acquire extensive ophthalmic experience
by providing an internal referral service for the other PDSA centres in
the Midlands region.
Bill returned to private practise in 1997
as the Principal of Weaver Veterinary Group and Weaver House Ophthalmic
Referrals. He then sold his first opinion practice in 2003 to
concentrate on building up a referral service in conjunction with
Woodcroft Referrals. He moved to Chester Gates Referral Services
in 2007 and then to Rutland House Veterinary Referrals in October 2011.
Bill lives in Dinorwic, Gwynedd with his wife Karen and youngest daughter Siobhan and so
far has 2 grandchildren. When not wielding an Ophthalmoscope he can usually be found
walking the Snowdonia mountains or torturing the ears of audiences in his capacity as a
keen amateur violinist.
Bill has held the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Certificate in Veterinary
since 1997 and is a member of the European Society of Veterinary
Ophthalmologists and the United Kingdom and Ireland Society of Cataract
and Refractive Surgeons. He lectures regularly on veterinary
ophthalmology and his main clinical interests are in Cataract surgery
and the diseases of the cornea and ocular surface.