MedVet Medical & Cancer Centers for Pets Offers Free Service Dog Eye Exams the Entire Month of May – Registration Begins April 1st

MedVet Medical & Cancer Centers for Pets is providing free eye exams the entire month of May to service dogs during the 9th Annual ACVO®/StokesRx™ National Service Dog Eye Exam Event. Four of MedVet’s medical centers are providing these screenings – Columbus, Cincinnati, and Dayton, Ohio plus Lexington, Kentucky. These screenings are by appointment only. Over 45,000 service animals throughout the U.S. and Canada have been examined since the program launched in 2008, with over 7,000 dogs in 2015. More than 150 of those service dogs are examined at MedVet each year.

MedVet’s three board-certified ophthalmologists 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 15, 2016 to facilitate multiple specialty exams to service dogs. On this day, service 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 MedVet to schedule an appointment, first go online to register at
www.ACVOeyeexam.org. Specific service groups are also listed on the website.

Once registered, please call MedVet’s ophthalmology department to schedule your appointment – Columbus, OH (614) 846-5800, Cincinnati, OH (513) 561-0069, Dayton, OH (937) 293-2714, or Lexington, KY (859) 276-2505. Complimentary eye screenings are held the entire month of May at these four MedVet locations. MedVet is joining the approximately 280 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.

About MedVet:

MedVet Medical & Cancer Centers for Pets, with headquarters in Columbus, Ohio, is a widely recognized and growing group of emergency, critical care and specialty referral veterinary hospitals for companion animals. MedVet is employee owned, veterinary led, and is leading specialty healthcare for pets. MedVet provides specialty referral services for in-depth care and patient management, as well as emergency services, available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. More than 100,000 dogs and cats are treated annually at MedVet’s expanding network of medical centers across the country. MedVet Medical & Cancer Centers for Pets was named the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) Accredited Referral Practice of the Year for 2014 and is currently a finalist for 2016. For more information on MedVet’s network of medical centers, visit www.medvetforpets.com.

Media Inquiries:
For photos and interviews with Stacee Daniel, Executive Director of the ACVO®, please contact Meredith Schneider at (919) 229-8001 or
meredith.schneider@fetchingcommunications.com.

MedVet Columbus: Tami Adcock, (614) 431-4400, tami.adcock@medvetforpets.com

MedVet Cincinnati: Brandon Hess, (513) 561-5600, brandon.hess@medvetforpets.com

MedVet Dayton: Heidi Hill, (937) 293-2714, heidi.hill@medvetforpets.com

MedVet Lexington: Cheri Bolling, (859) 276-2505, cheri.bolling@medvetforpets.com

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