By Karen Templeton
MSU College of Veterinary Medicine
The American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists and animal
health company Merial host the National Service Dog Eye Exam every May.
Veterinary ophthalmologists, including MSU’s Dr. Caroline Betbeze,
donate their time and resources to provide free, sight-saving eye exams
to eligible service animals.
But dogs are not the only service animals that rely on healthy vision.
“Soon after we announced our participation in this event, we had
nine horses signed up,” Betbeze said. “I was pleased to learn that these
horses are part of Palmer Home for Children’s therapeutic riding
program. Palmer Home is close to MSU. Examining the horses is not only
good for their health, but also provides a learning opportunity for our