MedVet is providing complimentary eye exams the entire month of May to service dogs during the annual ACVO®/StokesRx™ National Service Animal Eye Exam Event. Three MedVet locations in Ohio are providing these screenings: Columbus, Cincinnati, and Dayton. These screenings are by appointment only. More than 7,500 service and working animals will receive sight-saving eye exams this year, with over 68,000 since the program began in 2008. More than 150 of those service dogs are examined at MedVet each year.
MedVet’s two 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 will also be holding a special screening event to facilitate multiple specialty exams to service dogs. The events will be held on Sunday, May 19 at MedVet Columbus and MedVet Cincinnati. On this day, service dogs will receive more than 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.
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. Call MedVet’s ophthalmology department to schedule an appointment: 614.431.4404 at Columbus, 513.561.0069 at Cincinnati, or 937.293.2714 at Dayton. Complimentary eye screenings are held the entire month of May at these three MedVet locations. MedVet is joining around 300 board-certified veterinary ophthalmologists across the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico to provide free sight saving eye exams to improve the health and avert potential diseases for thousands of service animals. MedVet is proud to participate in this philanthropic event.
Veterinarian led and owned since 1988, MedVet is a growing nationwide network of hospitals committed to delivering the highest quality, most compassionate specialty and emergency veterinary care available in the nation. More than 2,000 team members working in 24 locations throughout the Midwest, Gulf Coast, Texas, and West regions, are helping to advance MedVet’s mission of Leading Specialty Healthcare for Pets. Through this effort, MedVet serves more than 250,000 pets and their families and as many as 7,500 referral partners each year. For more information about MedVet, visit medvet.com.
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