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Calling All Service Dogs! Free Eye Exams

Board-certified veterinary ophthalmologists at BluePearl hospitals are participating in the 3rd annual ACVO/Merial National Service Dog Eye Exam event during the month of May.  Our veterinary ophthalmologists will volunteer their time to perform eye screening examinations to qualifying service dogs, no charges apply.

Dogs that qualify include: handicapped assistance dogs, detection dogs, police dogs, search and rescue dogs, and therapy dogs that are Delta Society certified. Dogs must be active ‘working dogs’ that were certified by a formal training program or organization or currently enrolled in a formal training program.  Registration for the event will begin April 1, 2010.

HOW TO REGISTER FOR THE 2010 EVENT:

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. Specific service dog groups are listed on the website at www.ACVOeyeexam.org.  Registration ends May 16th.

Once registered online, please contact a veterinary ophthalmologist at a BluePearl hospital near you to schedule an appointment.  Below are the hospitals with participating veterinary ophthalmologists.

Florida

Florida Veterinary Specialists – Brandon
(813) 571-3303
607 Lumsden Professional Court
Brandon, Florida 33511

Florida Veterinary Specialists – Clearwater
(727) 572-0132
4525 Ulmerton Rd.
Clearwater, Florida 33762

Florida Veterinary Specialists – Tampa
(813) 933- 8944
3000 Busch Lake Blvd
Tampa, Florida 33614

New York

NYC Veterinary Specialists – Manhattan
(212) 767-0099
410 West 55th Street
New York, NY 10019
(Between 9th & 10th Avenues)

NYC Veterinary Specialists – Queens
(718) 263-0099
107-28 71st Road
Forest Hills, NY 11375

Minnesota

BluePearl Veterinary Partners
(952) 942-8272
7717 Flying Cloud Drive
Eden Prairie, MN 55344