Working dogs - Military & Police
Military & Police Working Animals
Our complimentary eye exam program applies to military and police working animals, these are usually canines and equines. Each year thousands of search and rescue, recovery, detection, drug, and other working animals are treated through this program. Please register as the animal’s handler just like an owner would and call to make an appointment. All active military and police working dogs would apply. Some of our locations can also accommodate mounted patrol horses, contact us for a list of locations that can accommodate you.
Lackland Air Force Base Benefits From Free Screenings
As part of the 2009, 2011, 2013 and 2014 ACVO/Stokes Service Animal Eye Exam Events, several veterinary ophthalmologists from the area examined between 100-250 working military dogs (each event) at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Special thanks to Drs. Andrew Greller, Bob Munger, Michael Paulsen for their dedication to this event, and COL Kelly Mann, DVM, and his staff for making the arrangements that allowed the ACVO to provide this service to these valuable working dogs.
Lackland AFB is responsible for training, maintaining and deploying the majority of our US Military Service Animals for service in the US and overseas. It also houses the first national monument honoring service dogs, more information.
If you know of any other base facilities around the country that would benefit from a similar screening event, contact the ACVO and we will investigate the arrangements.