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Veterinary Eye Center of NYC to offer free eye exams to local working animals
In honor of the 14th annual National Service Animal Eye Exam Event
As part of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ACVO) 14th National Service Animal Eye Exam Event, sponsored by Epicur Pharma, the Veterinary Eye Center of New York City will be offering local service and working animals with free eye exams. Taking place this May, the event will unite more than 260 board-certified ACVO Diplomates across about 200 cities in the US, Canada, Puerto Rico, and Hong Kong to provide these services.
The National Service Animal Eye Exam Event’s aim is to offer as many free screening exams as possible to eligible service and working animals. These working or service animals may qualify: guide, handicapped assistance, detection, military, search and rescue, and current, registered therapy animals. “All of which selflessly serve the public,” according to a company release.1
Since the event's initiation in 2008, there have been approximately 76,000 free examinations provided to service and working animals.
Visit acvoeyeexam.org/qualifications-expectations to learn more about qualification requirements. Registration is open now until April 30th, 2023.
Veterinary Eye Center of NYC requires participants to meet all event qualifications, pre-register at ACVO.org, then offer the assigned registration number via phone when making an appointment. Times may vary depending on the facility and are filled on a first-come, first-served basis, so owners/handlers are encouraged to register and make appointments early.1
Veterinary Eye Center of New York City to provide free eye exams to local service & working animals. News release. Veterinary Eye Center of New York City. April 5, 2023. Accessed April 6, 2023. https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/veterinary-eye-center-of-new-york-city-to-provide-free-eye-exams-to-local-service--working-animals-301791001.html