Complementary Eye Exams for Working DogsMay 10, 2010

May 1, 2010 – The American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists and Merial are providing free eye screening exams to certified service dogs, (working or in training), from May 1 to May 30, 2010. Hospitals within the IVG network are pleased to extend this service to all working-dog owners who qualify.

Service Dogs eligible to participate in the free screening eye exam include guide dogs, handicapped assistance dogs, detection dogs, military, police, and search and rescue dogs. In order to qualify, dogs must be active “working dogs,” certified by a formal training program or organization, or enrolled in a formal training program.

For more information and to register, please ask your eligible clients to go to www.ACVOEyeExam.org. Once you have registered, you may call to make an appointment with an ophthalmologist at any of our three hospitals in Woburn and North Andover, MA, or Portsmouth, NH.

The free eye exam will be performed after placing drops into the eyes of the service dog to dilate the pupils. The exam consists of a 15 – 20 minute screening test which will include indirect ophthalmoscopy and biomicroscopy.

The complementary eye exam will not include any bloodwork. The event is purely an eye exam and owners are encouraged to provide their regular veterinarians with a copy of the exam form.

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20 Cabot Road,
Woburn, MA 01801
781.932.5802

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Capital District Veterinary Referral Hospital

Latham, NY 12110
518.785.1094

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IVG MetroWest

Natick, MA 01760
508.319.2117

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Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital

Woburn, MA 01801
781.932.5802

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Port City Veterinary Referral Hospital

Portsmouth, NH 03801
603.433.0056

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SAVES

Lebanon, NH 03766
603.306.0007

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Bulger Veterinary Hospital

North Andover, MA 01845
ER: 978.725.5544 GP: 978.682.9905

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