Eye Exams for Certified Service Dogs



(May 2012, Knoxville, Tenn.)   The American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ACVO) is hosting its 5th ACVO/Merial National Service Dog Eye Exam event during May. The ophthalmology service at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine (UTCVM) is participating in the event and will provide FREE eye screening examinations for certified Service Dogs.
In an effort to promote the importance of eye health in animals that we, as a society depend on every day, UTCVMs board-certified veterinary ophthalmologists invite the regions Service Dogs and their handlers to participate.  Our veterinary ophthalmology team is donating their time to provide complimentary eye exams for qualified animals Friday, May 18 beginning at 9 a.m. To qualify, dogs must be active working dogs that were certified by a formal training program or organization or currently enrolled in a formal training program. Space is limited and appointments are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.  
All Service Dog handlers must FIRST pre-register the animal with the ACVO via an on-line registration form.  An individual registration number and confirmation will be supplied to each client. Once you have registered, you will be provided a number to call to reserve your appointment. This is necessary in order for ACVO to track the number of animals being served.  Over the last four years, more than 10,500 service animals have been examined nationwide.
If you have questions after visiting www.ACVOeyeexam.org, please call (865) 974-8387. Thank you for helping us promote veterinary eye health.






Created at 5/14/2012 2:42 PM by Boruff, David Paul
Last modified at 5/14/2012 4:48 PM by Boruff, David Paul