Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center to Offer Free Eye Exams for Service/Working Dogs During the Month of May
Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center (515) 294-4900
AMES, Iowa – The Dr. W. Eugene and Linda Lloyd Veterinary
The Lloyd VMC is one of many veterinary clinics across the United States and Canada that will participate in the sixth national service-dog eye exam event organized through the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists. Nearly 250 veterinary ophthalmologists will conduct eye exams during May to pay tribute to the service dogs that help humans in numerous roles every day. For these dogs, eyesight is critical.
Since the program launched in 2008, nearly 22,000 service animals have been examined, according to the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists. In addition to dogs, other service animals including horses and even a service donkey named Henry have received free sight saving exams.
“We love participating in this program!” said
During the complete ocular exam, the veterinary ophthalmologists utilize their specialized equipment to look for problems including: redness, squinting, cloudy corneas, retinal disease, early cataracts and other serious abnormalities. Early detection and treatment are vital to these working animals.
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