ACVO/Merial Service Dog Eye Exam Event 2010
by Claire Holley on 3/19/2010

American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists' members, in partnership with Merial, are offering free eye screening examinations to registered Service Dogs or those in training, during the entire month of May. Veterinarians are asked to invite their clients to participate in this event provided by the veterinary community to benefit Service Dogs.


Qualifying dogs will receive a free eye screening examination and detailed report. The ophthalmologists will then encourage the client to take this information back to their primary veterinarian upon their next appointment. There are no costs involved and no work or costs for YOU! The focus is to promote the team effort between primary care veterinarians and veterinary specialists. You can direct clients to visit the event website for qualification guidelines and to register. 


Registration begins April 1.


Dogs that qualify include: handicapped assistance dogs, detection dogs, police dogs, search and rescue dogs, and therapy dogs that are Delta Society certified. Dogs must be active "working dogs" that were certified by a formal training program or organization or currently enrolled in a formal training program. Dogs examined in past events may participate again. 


Click on the link below to find a participating clinic in North Carolina.


Participating Clinics

NC Veterinary Medical Association
1611 Jones Franklin Road, Suite 108
Raleigh, NC 27606-3376
Tel: (919) 851-5850
Fax: (919) 851-5859