2023 Free Eye Exams for Service DogsMarch 8, 2023
Updated March 2023
Our ACVO board certified veterinary ophthalmologists, along with over 250 other veterinary ophthalmologists across America and Canada, will donate their services to provide complimentary screening eye examinations to active Service Animals in the 2023 ACVO/Epicur National Service Animal Eye Exam event.
The Service Animal’s owner/agent will incur no cost for these services. It is anticipated that through these efforts service animal health can be improved and potential disease averted for thousands of working dogs.
This is a national event. Please share this important information with your service animal clients, friends and family.
Our Participating Locations
|Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital||Woburn, MA|
|Port City Veterinary Referral Hospital||Portsmouth, NH|
|Veterinary Specialty Hospital- North County||San Marcos, CA|
|Veterinary Specialty Hospital- Sorrento Valley||San Diego, CA|
Steps to take:
Qualification information and registration available at: www.ACVOEyeExam.org
The ACVO/Epicur National Service Animal Eye Exam event will provide a free screening-wellness eye exam to Service Animals including those provide the following services:
- Guide/Seeing Eye Dogs
- Hearing Assistance Dogs
- Drug Detection Dogs
- Police/Military K-9
- Search & Rescue Dogs
- Therapy Dogs
- Any dog assisting people with disabilities other than blindness
All animals must be formally trained, certified, currently working service animals or formally trained therapy animals with active registration. Those currently enrolled in a formal service animal training program may qualify, but is based upon clinic availability.
Registration and Appointments:
Register your working or service animal on the ACVO eye exam website between April 1st – 30th, 2023.
Once you have registered, you will be given a registration number, you will need this number when you call to make your appointment at the Ethos hospital nearest to you.
Appointments for screenings must be booked for May 2023.
Those who were screened at previous events are welcome to participate again in the 2023 event.