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Vets Pay it Forward for Pets with Free Eye Exams
From helping soldiers deal with post-traumatic stress to rescuing tornado victims, working animals go above and beyond the call of duty for their people. To keep them healthy, the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ACVO) joined forces with Merial (makers of Frontline) to provide free eye exams for service animals. Since 2008, the ACVO/Merial National Service Dog Eye Exam event has examined 16,000 working animals — including a service donkey named Henry. That’s paying it forward for pets!
These vital vet visits allow specialists to detect issues that may prevent animals from performing lifesaving tasks such as search-and-rescue missions or offering much-needed TLC after traumatic incidents such as the mass shooting in Newtown, Mass. It’s just one more example of companies paying it forward for pets.
To learn more about this program, visit www.ACVOeyeexam.org.
How you can pay it forward for pets
Know someone with a service animal? Share this info so they can make an appointment for free vet care during the next Dog Eye Exam event. Every little bit helps!