May is the annual Service Animal Eye Exam Month! Registration is between April 1st-April 30th, annually. Click here for qualification and registration information and to register with the ACVO. You need to be registered with the ACVO prior to the exam.
***CHANGES THIS YEAR*** TO SCHEDULE: Due to a large call volume, we ask these appointment requests to be submitted through our online form. To request a service/working animal eye exam with us for this event, CLICK HERE. Requests will be first-come-first-serve. You do not need a registration number to schedule an appointment, but will need it on the day of the exam.
~Please read below for what to expect during the exam~
We are currently providing curbside appointments only. Please call 517-655-2777 when you arrive to check in.
****Please bring all the information to fill out the “Screening Eye Exam Form.” Alternatively you can download and print the form then bring it with you to your appointment****
*If you cannot print form ahead of time, please arrive 5 minutes early to complete at our office (bring the registration number that was given to you by ACVO)
What groups of animals are invited?
Active Certified Animals (or those in training) from the following Service Animal groups are being invited to participate: guide dogs, handicapped assistance dogs, detection dogs (drug, etc.), military, police, and search and rescue. Service Animals must be active ‘working animals’ that were certified by a formal training program or organization or are currently enrolled in a formal training program to qualify.(Additionally, due to the IAADP’s extensive membership requirements and screening, the ACVO will permit “current, Active, Partner Members” of this organization to participate in the program.) Service Animals need to have completed or currently be enrolled in a formal training program that provides documented proof of certification.
Is this an OFA Exam?
No. This is a screening exam only.
Will I get to talk to Dr. Ramsey during or after the exam?
No. This is only a screening exam. If there are any medical concerns, they will need to be scheduled as a regular exam. We will complete the “Screening Eye Exam Form” for you to take home. If any abnormalities are noted, Dr. Ramsey will call and discuss them with you when time permits. Since we are reserving a short time for these screenings, a consultation to review abnormalities and explain treatment may need to be scheduled at a later date, as time allows.