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National Service Dog Eye Exam

The 5th ACVO National Service Dog Eye Exam event will provide a free screening eye exam to Service Animal groups including: guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs assisting people with disabilities other than blindness, detection dogs, police dogs, search and rescue dogs and formally trained and certified therapy dogs (through Pet Partners or similar). Dogs must be active ‘working dogs’ that were certified by a formal training program or organization or are currently enrolled in a formal training program to qualify. (New this year we will be accepting certified, Active Members of the International Association of Assistance Dog Partners. Paperwork would need to be provided at the time of the exam.) The certifying organization could be national, regional or local in nature. Essentially the dogs need to have some sort of certification and/or training paperwork to qualify for this particular this program.

While we would like to offer these services to all dogs who offer assistance to their owners/caretakers, this event will be limited to the above groups. There are limited ‘slots’ available to treat these animals therefore a specific group was defined.

The definition of Service Animals to be served during this event applies only to this ACVO National Service Dog Eye Exam Day. Your veterinary ophthalmologist may offer a separate program outside of this event for Service Animals, but you would need to speak with them separately.

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Why are there set qualifications for this program?

What you should expect from this examination.