Registration is now closed. Exams will be held in May!

We have surpassed our original registration forecast, with over 7,500 service animals signed up for the 2013 May event! Please 'like' our Facebook site to keep apprised of announcements. Registration is now closed on this website.

Review this link to AVMA's Animal Tracks program to give you a little history and details about the event and the process of becoming a veterinary ophthalmologist.

Please thank your veterinary ophthalmologist for donating their time, staff and expertise to provide these exams at no cost. Also, please thank and solicit our sponsors when possible.

Thank you for your support!
What is a Diplomate of the ACVO (veterinary ophthalmologist)?

The ACVO/Merial National Service Dog Eye Exam event is a philanthropic effort generously provided to the public by the board certified Diplomates of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists who donate their time, staff and services to provide free screening ocular exams to qualified Service Animals.

This program would not be successful without the generosity of our Diplomates and the financial support of our namesake sponsor, Merial, and other valuable sponsors.

Over 15,000 Service Animals have received these free screening exams over the past five years. Please participate, support our ophthalmologists and sponsors to ensure this program continues in 2013 and beyond.

- Stacee Daniel, ACVO Executive Director

1) …to preserve the sight of those who serve us all selflessly…
2) …to strengthen referral relationships with general practice veterinarians…
3) …to gather data relative to work performance for future work recommendations…
4) …to benefit those who rely on Service Animals; individuals and society…

Sponsors help us pay for the infrastructure to promote and execute this event. Without their generous support, it could not exist from year to year. Please support our 2013 sponsors and let them know you appreciate them. Email notes of encouragement to .

Thank you Merial, OcuGlo, Welch Allyn and Eye Care for Animals, for their financial sponsorships!



2014 Event Sponsors

Namesake Sponsor

Silver Sponsor

Bronze Sponsors

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