BREED
CERTIFICATION
EXAM
WHAT
TO EXPECT
WHAT
TO BRING
REQUIRED
FORMS
SCHEDULING
THE OFA/CAER
EXAM

Breed certification exams can only be performed by a board-certified veterinary ophthalmologist. Due to the time that it takes to complete the paperwork required and to allow time for your dog's eyes to dilate, we ask that you arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your appointment time. This will help us to keep on schedule for your appointment and for following appointments.

Upon arrival, a technician will dilate each of your pets' eyes. This is done by simply applying a drop to each eye. While you are completing the necessary paperwork, the eyes will dilate in time for the exam by the ophthalmologist. Dr. Beaumont will perform an exam on each eye to evaluate for any potential hereditary ocular diseases.

-Dog's date of birth

-AKC registered name

-AKC registered number

-Microchip number

Once you arrive at Animal Eye Specialists, we will provide you with the paperwork that is necessary for the exam. Currently, there is not a downloadable form since the form is imprinted with the information for Animal Eye Specialists and is on a three page carbon copy form. Each dog that is examined needs an individual form filled out.

An appointment is required to have a OFA exam performed. Clients bringing 5 or more dogs will be required to pay in full in advance. This deposit is non-refundable if your appointment is not cancelled 24 hours prior or if you no show.

In order to have a exam done, the patient needs to be at least 6-8 weeks of age. Certification is good for 12 months from the date of the eye exam. Annual re-examination is recommended because an ocular abnormality can appear at any stage in your dog's life. All findings will be documented on the OFA form. We will not omit abnormalities. If the patient has any current eye problems that you wish to address, a full exam & diagnostics will be required at the initial exam fee.

If more information is needed about OFA certification, please visit https://www.ofa.org/diseases/eye-certification


For more information about DNA-based diagnoses of inherited diseases of dogs, please visit http://www.optigen.com/

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Animal Eye Specialists

1545 W. Plano Parkway

Plano, Tx 75075

972-437-3937

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