Thank you Sponsors!

Stokes Pharmacy has generously been the 'name-sake' sponsor of this event since 2014 and has agreed to continue to sponsor this event through 2019. We sincerely appreciate Stokes for agreeing to support this event. They will work with our generous ophthalmologists and sponsorship team to help provide our Service and Working Animal friends with sight-saving screenings. Please extend your thanks to all of our sponsors and volunteer ophthalmologists. Thank you!

Become a sponsor

Help us to provide thousands of Service and Working Animals across America, Canada, and Puerto Rico, with sight-saving eye screenings; consider co-sponsoring this national event. Make a difference to individuals who depend on these animals, not only seeing-eye-dog owners but also the general public who benefit from police, narcotics, search and rescue dogs and the like.

Annually, we receive over 2 Billion total impressions for this event and our promotion reaches between 200-300 Million people, and you can become a part of it today!

Thank you to our previous name-sake sponsor, Merial, which sustained this program for over six years!

To become involved, please contact the ACVO Director, Stacee Daniel.

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Sponsorship Levels and Materials

2018 Sponsors

The ACVO does not endorse any product or company. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please review this information.

Please help us thank our event sponsors for their generous support of this program. Your Service Animal may benefit from their involvement and services, please solicit our sponsors and supporters.

Platinum Sponsor

Stokes Pharmacy ( has been a dedicated ACVO supporter for many years and is proud to take on the role of name-sake sponsor of the ACVO/Stokes National Service Animal Eye Exam. This is the largest philanthropic undertaking in Stokes’ history and it solidifies their commitment to animal health.

Stokes Pharmacy provides exceptional quality in pharmacy compounding practices and services. Leading the way in innovation, Stokes invites veterinarians to prescribe compounded medications securely, quickly and accurately via iFill, a cloud-based prescription management system. Please consider supporting Stokes so they may continue to help make this event possible for years to come!

2018 Bronze Sponsors

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Animal Necessity

Our mission is to help animals live healthier lives, by providing our comprehensive approach to animal wellness. We incorporate current research with pharmaceutical-grade nutraceuticals to create products of the highest quality and purity. We drive advancement in animal wellness by developing our veterinary dietary supplements through natural, holistic and scientific methods. Animal Necessity is at the forefront of the development and promotion of holistic, protocol-based approaches to animal wellness, integrating Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) with traditional medicine.


An-vision prides itself on offering the highest quality products, service and support to veterinary ophthalmologists worldwide.  All of our products are designed specifically for animals using the latest, most advanced technologies.  Our products include IOLs, tension rings, viscoelastics, bandage lenses, sutures, silicone prosthetics, single use knives, test strips, Alexos3 Phaco system, RETIport ERG and B-Scan Ultrasound.

Eye Care for Animals

Eye Care for Animals is dedicated to providing the finest in veterinary ophthalmology services. Our staff of board certified ophthalmologists and clinical specialists provide the highest level of care, education, and understanding to our clients, their pets, and our referring veterinarians. We currently have 50 practices in 16 states. Please check out our website at or mobile app to find the nearest location.


OptiGen, now celebrating its 20th anniversary, is a veterinary diagnostic laboratory that provides DNA testing for genetic diseases in dogs with a special focus on inherited eye diseases such as PRA, CMR and Achromatopsia. Founded by two ACVO diplomates, Drs. Gustavo Aguirre and Gregory Acland, OptiGen prides itself in providing the highest quality of service and is ISO17025 accredited. Service Dogs receive special discount pricing and dogs diagnosed with certain eye diseases are tested at no charge as part of OptiGen’s ongoing research program. Learn more at

Sontec Instruments

Sontec Instruments Inc, has been in business since 1970 owned and operated by Dennis and Caron Scanlan a family company.  Producing the benchmark level of surgical instruments including ophthalmic instruments but not limited to the eye.  Sontec Instruments products include instrumentation for; Minimal Invasive Heart, Thoracoscopic, Cardiovascular, Neurosurgical, Plastic, Orthopedics, Small Animal and Equine Arthroscopy and Soft Tissue.  We are a leader in surgical instrumentation and believe it starts with quality, service and understanding the surgeons requirements.  Dennis Scanlan has made it a lifetime commitment to consider ophthalmic surgery his forte and continues to pursue this goal.

Welch Allyn

Welch Allyn is a leading manufacturer of veterinary medical products including ophthalmoscopes, otoscopes, medical exam lighting, stethoscopes, laryngoscopes, rigid endoscopes and electronic thermometers. Featured instruments: Green SeriesTM Exam and Procedure Lights with LED technology; MacroViewTM Veterinary Otoscope; Digital MacroViewTM Veterinary Otoscope and low-cost video imaging system; PanOpticTM Ophthalmoscope (provides a 5X wider field of view than standard ophthalmoscopes); and the iExaminer® iPhone® Adapter for capturing images with the PanOptic Ophthalmoscope. Learn more at