Wednesday, April 9, 2014

MSU veterinary college provides free eye exams to service animals

Office of Public Affairs News Bureau (662) 325-3442 Contact: Karen Templeton April 08, 2014
Guide dogs, handicapped assistance animals, detection dogs, therapy animals, and search and rescue dogs selflessly serve the public.
To honor them and their valuable work, Mississippi State will provide eye screenings next month for eligible service animals in the area. Dr. Caroline Betbeze will perform the exams at the university's College of Veterinary Medicine.
Each May, the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists sponsors the National Service Dog Eye Exam, and this year is serving as co-host for the National Service Animal Eye Exam. Along with New Jersey-based Stokes Pharmacy, Betbeze and more than 250 other veterinary ophthalmologists around the country will offer their time and resources to provide free eye exams during the month. more...