May is National Service Dog Eye Examination Month, and a Virginia Beach veterinarian is providing free eye screenings for Hampton Roads space service animals.
NORFOLK, Va. — Author’s observe: The video above is on file from a separate story that aired on November 10, 2021.
It’s no secret that service animals make an enormous distinction in each the lives of their house owners and the well-being of their communities.
From aiding the blind to serving to regulation enforcement find medication or rescue lacking individuals, they seem to be a necessity. This signifies that good well being is important.
May is National Service Dog Eye Examination Month, and a Virginia Beach veterinarian is providing free eye screenings for Hampton Roads space service animals who schedule an appointment by April 30.
“The screenings allow us to look for signs of ocular disease early so that we can start therapy as soon as possible,” stated Dr. Heather Brookshire, who owns and operates Animal Vision Center of Virginia (AVCVA).
“This early detection allows service animals to go about their important work without missing a beat.”
AVCVA is resuming their annual custom of providing these screenings on a wider scale after taking a hiatus as a result of COVID-19 pandemic.
“We offer free screenings for qualified service animals year-round, so we were able to host these appointments utilizing our COVID protocols throughout the year,” Brookshire stated.
“Still, we are super excited to welcome new furry faces needing exams in May, while educating the public about the importance of preventive eye care.”
In order to be eligible for the free screening, your service animal have to be actively working and authorized or be at the moment enrolled in a proper coaching program. To schedule, name 757-749-4838 or go to their web site right here to study extra.