THOUSANDS OF SERVICE DOGS TO RECEIVE FREE SIGHT SAVING EYE EXAMS THROUGHOUT THE U.S. AND CANADA
American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists® (ACVO)
The 5th Annual ACVO®/Merial® National Service Dog Eye Exam Event provides free eye exams to thousands of Service Dogs from board certified veterinary ophthalmologists.
Register online between April 1 and April 30, 2012 at www.ACVOeyeexam.org (Exams occur throughout the month of May, 2012)
Participating veterinary ophthalmologists throughout the U.S., as well as Canada and Puerto Rico.
Guide dogs, handicapped assistance dogs, detection dogs and search and rescue dogs selflessly serve the public. So, the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ACVO) is launching the 5th Annual ACVO®/Merial® National Service Dog Eye Exam Event. The event is sponsored by ACVO, Merial, Ocu-GLO Rx, Canine Vision Supplement, Welch Allyn, Aventix, Eye Care for Animals to help serve these dogs who dedicate their lives to serving us. More than 200 board certified veterinary ophthalmologists throughout the U.S., as well as Canada and Puerto Rico will provide free sight-saving eye exams to thousands of Service Dogs. Last year the event served a record 4,000 service animals.
To qualify, dogs must be active “working animals” that were certified by a formal training program or organization or currently enrolled in a formal training program. Other eligible service animals are welcome to participate. Additional registration details can be found at www.ACVOeyeexam.org
Owners/agents for the dog(s) must FIRST register the animal via an online registration form beginning April 1, at www.ACVOeyeexam.org Registration ends April 30. Once registered online, the owner/agent will receive a registration number and can then contact a participating veterinary ophthalmologist directly to schedule an appointment, during the month of May. Appointment dates and times are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
To learn more about and register for the 5th Annual ACVO®/Merial® National Service Dog Eye Exam Event, please visit www.ACVOeyeexam.org.