Tuesday, March 24, 2015

2015 Free Eye Exams for Service Animals throughout May!!!!

VCA HollywoodAnimal Hospital and Animal Eye Guys, in conjunction with the American College of Veterinarian Ophthalmologist will offer free eye exams to all service animals throughout the month of May.

To maximize our availability we are dedicating one full day, May 17, 2015, to these loyal service animals. Guardians and handlers of all qualified service animals are invited to visit the clinic on May 17th for a free eye exam provided by Dr. Robert Swinger, D.V.M., Diplomate of the American College ofVeterinary Ophthalmologist. 

When: The month of  May!!
http://www.acvoeyeexam.org/2015/animals/qualifications.shtmlWhere: VCA Hollywood Animal Hospital &
 Animal Eye Guys of S. Florida
How: Register online until April 30th

Dr Swinger will be checking for problems including redness, squinting, cloudy corneas, retinal disease, early cataracts and other serious abnormalities. Early detection and treatment is vital to these working animals.
  "It is truly an honor to provide exams for animals that so selflessly provide support to their people and communities."     -  Dr. Swinger
To qualify, animals must be active working animals such as guide dogs, handicapped assistance animals, detection dogs, therapy animals, and search and rescue dogs that have been certified by a formal training program/organization or are currently enrolled in a formal training program. The certifying organization can be national, regional or local in nature. 

http://www.acvoeyeexam.org/2015/animals/qualifications.shtmlOwners/agents for the animal(s) must first register the animal via an online registration through April 30th.  

Once registered, owner/agent will receive a registration number. Simply call (954) 826-8871 with that number to make an appointment in May.
“Our practice has been serving this community for over 67 years. We could not be happier to partner with Dr. Swinger and once again provide this service.”
 Dr. James Herrington l Medical Director l VCAHAH


  1. Being able to make sure that your dog is healthy is something that just feels good. I personally would love to be able to have some time to check my dog's eyes out as well. That would be a great way to make sure that there are no signs of cataracts or other eye diseases. Thank you for sharing. http://www.deepcreekvet.com

  2. The growth of specialist in the Veterinary community is fantastic! Being able to provide the same standard of care we expect for ourselves is the goal of our practice. Every May, the ACVO offers this incredible service to animals that give so much throughout the year. Thank you for being a part of our conversation.