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The free program that has given over 100,000 service dog eye exams
Learn more about how a partnership between the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists and Epicur has helped certify the vision of service dogs.
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On this episode of The Vet Blast Podcast, Bill Miller, DVM, DACVO, talks about his work with the American College of Veterinary Ophthamologists (ACVO) and his involvement in a program that provides free eye exams for service dogs.
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Bill Miller, DVM, DACVO: The program for the service dog eye exam began close to 12 years ago when the ACVO recognized ophthalmologists across the country were doing service eye exams [for free], yet we weren't reaching as many service dogs out there that needed or could use the exams . . . We recognize the dogs from the various service groups, whether they be police dogs, or drug detection dogs or diabetic assistance dogs or guide dogs need to have excellent vision in order to do their jobs.