The UGA Veterinary Teaching Hospital will be one of two local veterinary clinics-and one of hundreds from across the nation-to offer free eye exam screenings to service animals during May as part of the seventh annual American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists National Service Animal Eye Exam Event.
The Animal Eye Care Clinic, located in Five Points, also is participating in the program.
Registration, open from April 1-30 at www.ACVOeyeexam.org, is required for service animal owners and handlers.
Service animals include guide, handicapped assistance, detection, military, search and rescue, and registered therapy animals.
The American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists created this event to honor these animals and their work. This year, more than 250 board-certified veterinary ophthalmologists will donate their time and resources to provide free eye exam screenings to thousands of eligible service animals.