Free Eye Exam for Working Canines

Eye Care for Animals in Annapolis, Maryland is teaming up with the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists® (ACVO®) to get the word out to service dog handlers about the 2nd Annual ACVO® National Service Dog Eye Exam Day. This unprecedented event will provide free sight-saving eye exams to service dogs throughout Maryland.

Service dogs include guide dogs, handicapped assistance dogs, detection dogs, and search and rescue dogs. Dogs must be “work- ing dogs,” certified through a formal training program or organization. Qualified participants must register at Click on “Dog owners/participants” and follow the instructions. Once registered, participants should call 410-224-4470 for an appointment.

Appointments will be available in May. Dr. Jennifer Hyman, a board-certified veterinary ophthalmologist, will see patients. She says, “We are excited to be part of the ACVO national service dog free exam event. Screening eye examina- tions can detect ocular diseases at an early stage when treatment can be most success- ful.”

Eye Care for Animals’ board-certified ophthal- mologists and clinical spe- cialists provides the highest level of care, education, and understanding to our cli- ents, their pets, and refer- ring veterinarians.

ACVO® is approved by the American Board of Veterinary Specialties and is recognized by the American Veterinary Medical Association. Its mission is “to advance the quality of veterinary medicine through certification of veteri- narians who demonstrate excellence as specialists in veterinary ophthalmology.

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