We will be restarting eye tests in July but the way we will be doing it will be a little different. Eye tests will be performed in July on the following dates:
Thursday 2nd July-**FULLY BOOKED**
Tuesday 7th July-1 space left
Thursday 16th July-**FULLY BOOKED**
Tuesday 21st July- **FULLY BOOKED**
Thursday 30th July- **FULLY BOOKED**
We will ask you to pre-pay at the time of booking as this will reduce telephone traffic on the day.
We will also require your kennel club registration document to be scanned and emailed to us so that we can minimise the transfer of paperwork at the time of the eye test and fill in test forms before the appointment. If this has not arrived 24 hours before you are due to come for the test with your pet then we will cancel the appointment; refunds will not be given in this case.
These appointments will be offered to clients that are already registered with us (you may have attended Leominster or one of our satellite clinics). We will release the appointments not filled 24 hours before the scheduled date for new clients- please check the website to see if there are still spaces before ringing the practice.
It may be necessary to cancel an appointment at short notice if the vet becomes ill or has been asked to self-isolate due to close contact with a COVID positive individual. We will do our best to rearrange your appointment as quickly as possible.
The Eye Scheme was established in 1966 as a means of identifying inherited, and non-inherited eye conditions in dogs. It is a clinical eye examination carried out by Specialist Veterinary Ophthalmologists. The scheme is open to all breeds of dog including cross breeds and non Kennel Club registered dogs.
What is hereditary eye disease?
There are many types of eye disease, both congenital (conditions that exist from birth) and non-congenital (conditions that develop later in life) that affect dogs. Many of these conditions can have serious effects on health and welfare, causing pain and or blindness, and possibly the need for lifelong medication. All of these should be taken into consideration when breeding dogs.
Please click Here to view the list of Inherited Eye Disease and the breeds affected.