MedVet Medical & Cancer Center for Pets providing free eye exams for certified active service dogs who dedicate their lives to serving the public. Registration open online until April 30.
Columbus & Cincinnati, Ohio April 23, 2015 — MedVet Medical & Cancer Centers for Pets is providing free eye exams the entire month of May to service dogs. These screenings are by appointment only. This is the 8th Annual ACVO® National Service Dog Eye Exam Event. More than 30,000 service animals throughout the U.S. and Canada have been examined since the program launched in 2008 – more than 150 of those service dogs are examined at MedVet each year.
MedVet’s board certified ophthalmologists will provide free eye exams the entire month of May to service dogs who dedicate their lives to serving the public. This includes search and rescue dogs, detection dogs, guide dogs, hearing dogs, therapy dogs, police dogs, and handicapped assistance dogs. “It’s an honor to give back to dogs that help people every day,” says Dr. Terah Webb, the Ophthalmologist at MedVet Columbus. “Whether it’s a search and rescue dog helping a community or a disabled person’s life-line for independence, I love to interact with these dogs. It’s rewarding to detect a potential problem early that may limit their service or their comfort if left untreated.”
In addition to weekday exams the entire month of May, MedVet Columbus & Cincinnati will also be holding a special screening event on Sunday, May 17, 2015 to facilitate multiple specialty exams to service dogs. On this day, dogs will receive more than just an eye exam from the ophthalmology department. Their appointment will include being examined by doctors from MedVet’s other specialty departments and will include a general physical exam. These screenings are by appointment only.
HOW TO REGISTER:
Online registration for these exams is open April 1-30. 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. The certifying organization could be national, regional, or local in nature. Before calling to schedule an appointment, first go online to register at http://www.ACVOeyeexam.org. Specific service groups are also listed on the website.
Once registered, please call MedVet’s ophthalmology department to schedule your appointment in Columbus at 614-846-5800, in Cincinnati at 513-561-0069, or in Dayton at 937-293-2714. Complimentary eye screenings are held the entire month of May at all MedVet locations. MedVet is joining the more than 250 American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists® (ACVO®) board certified veterinary ophthalmologists across the U.S and Canada to provide free sight saving eye exams to improve the health and avert potential diseases for thousands of service animals.
For photos and interviews with Stacee Daniel, Executive Director of the ACVO®, please contact Meredith Schneider at 919-229-8001 or meredith(dot)schneider(at)fetchingcommunications(dot)com. For local information and interviews with Dr. Terah Webb, Ophthalmologist at MedVet Columbus, please contact Tami Adcock at 614-431-4400 or tami(dot)adcock(at)medvetforpets(dot)com.
MedVet Medical & Cancer Centers for Pets was named the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) Accredited Referral Practice of the Year for 2014. For more information on MedVet’s network of medical centers, visithttp://www.medvetforpets.com