GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Search and rescue dogs from Kent County, Mich., are scheduled to receive free eye exams from BluePearl Veterinary Partners on Monday as part of the 7th annual ACVO National Service Animal Eye Exam event.
Dr. Cassandra Bliss, a board-certified veterinary ophthalmologist with BluePearl in Michigan, is scheduled to perform the eye exams at the Kent County Sheriff’s Department located at 701 Ball Avenue NE, Grand Rapids 49503 at 5p.m.
“This is the 5th year I have been involved in the ACVO service dog event and it is something we always look forward to,” said Bliss. “It is extremely satisfying and humbling to give back to the service animals that give us so much.”
The purpose of the exams will be to prevent or identify problems that can affect the search and rescue dogs’ eyesight.
About BluePearl Veterinary Partners
BluePearl Veterinary Partners employs more than 1,700 people including more than 450 veterinarians. BluePearl hospitals offer referral-only, specialty care services and most offer 24-hour emergency care. BluePearl does not provide primary care. The company is one of the world’s principal providers of approved veterinary residency and internship programs. BluePearl also participates in clinical trials that investigate the effectiveness of new veterinary drugs and treatments, providing pet families access to cutting-edge medicine that is not yet commercially available. BluePearl is headquartered in Tampa, Fla.