Service Dog Eye Exams
May is National Service Dog Eye Exam Month. The American College of Veterinary Ophthamologists and Merial are offering free eye screening exams to working dogs. In order to make an appointment for a free exam, an owner must register by April 30th and your dog must meet of the following criteria:
Service Dog groups including: guide dogs, hearing dogs, handicapped assistance dogs, detection dogs, police dogs, search and rescue dogs and formally trained and certified therapy dogs (through the Delta Society or similar). Dogs must be active ‘working dogs’ that were certified by a formal training program or organization or currently enrolled in a formal training program to qualify. The certifying organization could be national, regional or local in nature. Essentially the dogs need to have some sort of certification and/or training paperwork to qualify for this particular this program.
For more information and to register, go to the National Service Dog Eye Exam web site.