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By VCA Hollywood Animal Hospital
Published: March 24, 2015

VCA Hollywood Animal Hospital and Animal Eye Guys, in conjunction with the American College of Veterinarian Ophthalmologist will offer free eye exams to all service animals throughout the month of May.

To maximize our availability we are dedicating one full day, May 17, 2015, to these loyal service animals. Guardians and handlers of all qualified service animals are invited to visit the clinic on May 17th for a free eye exam provided by Dr. Robert Swinger, D.V.M., Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologist. Read more about Dr. Swinger.

Dr Swinger will be checking 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," said Dr. Swinger. "It is truly an honor to provide exams for animals who so selflessly provide support to their people and communities."

To qualify, animals must be active working animals such as guide dogs, handicapped assistance animals, detection dogs, therapy animals, and search and rescue dogs that have been certified by a formal training program/organization or are currently enrolled in a formal training program. The certifying organization can be national, regional or local in nature.

Owners/agents for the animal(s) must first register the animal via an online registration form beginning April 1, 2013 at

Registration ends April 30th.

Once registered online, the owner/agent will receive a registration number. Simply call (954) 826-8871 with that number to make an appointment.

“Our practice has been serving this community for over 67 years. We could not be happier to partner with Dr. Swinger and once again provide this service.”

Dr. James Herrington l Medical Directorl VCAHAH