Dr. Iuliana Ionașcu is a PhD in veterinary medicine, a primary veterinarian and president of the Romanian Association of Veterinary Ophthalmology. She graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Bucharest in 1997.
She started her teaching activity at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Bucharest, in 1997, in the Department of Morphopathology and Necropsy Diagnosis under the supervision of the Lecturer Dr. Anca Lungu.
Since 2000 she continues her teaching activity at the Surgery Department where, in 2005, under the supervision of Professor Dr. Ion Miclauș, she presents her PhD thesis entitled “Clinical aspects, morphopathological changes and treatment in the pathology of the lens in dogs and cats”.
In over 23 years of teaching and clinical activity, she introduced new diagnostic techniques in ophthalmology in Romania (IrisVet examination, ocular ultrasound, electroretinography, ClearView fundus examination) and laid the foundations for new approaches in ophthalmic surgery, succeeding in bringing veterinary ophthalmology in our country to the same level as European ophthalmology.
Since 2003 she has been performing cataract surgery on dogs and cats, since 2009 she has been introducing collagen contact lenses in corneal surgery, since 2013 she has been using amniotic membranes in corneal surgery, since 2013 she has been performing for the first time in Romania intrascleral prosthesis in dogs and cats.
In 2013 she organizes in Romania the Conference of the European Society of Veterinary Ophthalmology (ESVO), she organizes in AMVAC pre-congress days on diagnosis and treatment in ophthalmology.
She is a lecturer at conferences and congresses held in the country and abroad (2015 TSAVA Congress – Istanbul; 2017 TuVECCA Congress – Istanbul; 2019 TuVECCA Congress – Kemer; 2018 Conference of the College of Veterinarians of Bulgaria – Sofia; 2014, 2015, 2016 Hungarian Veterinary Ophthalmology Conferences – Szentes and Budapest; 2017 EERVC Congress – Bucharest).
For the first time in Romania she organizes ophthalmology webinars, held in 2016, 2019, 2020 and 2021 through which she proposes topics that answer questions of practicing veterinarians and brings the latest information of diagnosis, therapy and surgical techniques in ophthalmology.
As president of the Romanian Association of Veterinary Ophthalmology, she is the initiator and organizer of the specialist workshops to support Romanian practitioners.
She participates as a lecturer in the Continuing Education Program for Veterinarians in Romania, organized by the Romanian College of Veterinarians.
Scientific papers, lecture notes for students and published books are mainly in the field of ophthalmology and veterinary surgery. The most important books have been launched during the congresses and are the following: “Atlas of Veterinary Ophthalmology” (English and Romanian), 1st edition in 2013 and 2nd edition in 2021; “Therapeutic Guide of Veterinary Ophthalmology” (Romanian) in 2015; “Terapötik Veteriner Oftalmoloji Rehberi” (Turkish) in 2017 and “Therapeutical Guide of Veterinary Ophthalmology” (English) in 2017.
The work in the department and in the operating theatre is complemented, from 2020, by the responsibility of the position of Pro-Rector for Quality Assessment and Assurance at the University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Bucharest.