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Free Eye Exams for Service Dogs During Month of May

April 22, 2014 by Tails Magazine in News with 0 Comments

539829_15859549There’s still time to register for BluePearl Veterinary Partners’ program next month offering free eye exams to service dogs. Visit their website to see a complete list of locations.

From BluePearl:

Ophthalmologists from BluePearl Veterinary Partners will be conducting free eye exams for service dogs during this year’s 7th Annual ACVO/Merial 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 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 registration form beginning April 1 at ACVOeyeexam.org. Registration ends April 30.

Once registered online, the owner/agent will receive a registration number and will be allowed access to a list of participating ophthalmologists in their area. Then they may contact a specialist to schedule an appointment. Appointments will take place during the month of May. Times may vary depending on the facility and are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

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