Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Free eye exams for service dogs at participating BluePearl hospitals

Ophthalmologists from BluePearl Veterinary Partners will be conducting free eye exams for service dogs during this year’s 9th Annual ACVO & StokesRx National Service Dog Eye Exam event in May.

The eye exams will be provided free of charge to eligible service animals including detection dogs, guide dogs, handicapped assistance dogs, police dogs, search and rescue dogs and therapy animals.

Registration for the free eye exams must be completed by service animal owners or handlers at www.ACVOeyeexam.org by April 30.

To qualify, animals must be “active working animals” that were certified by a formal training program or organization or are currently enrolled in a formal training program. The certifying organization can be national, regional or local in nature. Owners/agents for the animal(s) must first register the animal via an online form beginning April 1 at ACVOeyeexam.org. Registration ends April 30.

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