Richard J. McMullen Jr., Dr. med. vet., DACVO, DECVO, CAQ Equine Ophthalmology (Germany)

Professor, Equine Ophthalmology

Richard J. McMullen Jr. Photo


Department of Clinical Sciences

Auburn University
College of Veterinary Medicine
1130 Wire Road
Auburn, AL 36849



DVM, Ludwig-Maximilians University College of Veterinary Medicine



Dr. McMullen began pursuing his higher education during his military service in Germany, obtaining his veterinary degree from the Ludwig-Maximilians University College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. McMullen teaches classes in ophthalmology and conducts research in the area of vision, equine recurrent uveitis and immune mediated keratitis, particularly, novel methods of disease management by intravitreal injections and photodynamic therapy. Dr. McMullen is a Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists; Diplomate, European College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists; Certificate of Additional Qualification, Equine Ophthalmology, Zusatzeichnung Augenheilkunde – Pferde (Germany). He holds veterinary licenses in Alabama and in Germany, and has received numerous professional honors and awards in the United States and Europe.

Research Interests


Equine vision – use of streak retinoscopy and novel vision testing approaches to evaluate vision more objectively in horses; The use of intravitreal injections of gentamicin for the treatment and long-term management of equine uveitis; The use of indocyanine green photodynamic therapy to manage various types and forms of infectious and immune-mediated keratitis in the horse; Digital infrared imaging to better understand anterior segment disease in horses and other species. Ophthalmic surgery in the horse under standing sedation.

Publications and Links


Dr. McMullen Publications (PDF)