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CareCredit is a healthcare credit card designed for your health and wellness needs for you, your entire family and your pets. – Max’s Helping Paws Foundation

Financial circumstance should never decide a companion pet’s fate. Because of that, Max’s Helping Paws Foundation reduces economic euthanasia, surrender and suffering of severely ill or injured pets by providing pet owners assistance with the costs of urgent medical care.

The mission of the ACVO Vision for Animals Foundation (VAF) is to improve the quality of life of animals by advancing eye health through science and education.

The organization provides funding for grants in support of research, by qualified animal health care professionals and scientists, into the elimination of ocular diseases causing vision loss and suffering in animals.

The American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists promotes excellence in veterinary ophthalmology through advanced training, certification, research and education.

The OFA’s Companion Animal Eye Registry (CAER) program is a joint effort between the OFA and the ACVO to provide canine eye health screenings and eye certifications.  With the ACVO/OFA partnership beginning in 2013,  the OFA database is unquestionably the most complete resource of canine health screening results in the world.  These screenings provide responsible breeders information to help them make more informed breeding decisions in an effort to reduce the incidence of inherited disease.

The ACVO/Epicur National Service Animal Eye Exam is a philanthropic event that provides free, ocular screening eye exams to qualified Service & Working Animals each May. These exams are provided by those members of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists who choose to participate and volunteer their time and resources. The program benefits formally trained working animals who selflessly care for us all. Registration is open April 1st – 30th annually.

The world is full of blind animals that are nothing short of amazing. When animals lose vision, or when they are born blind, they learn to adapt in ways that can inspire all of us. They rely on other senses beyond even their superior hearing and sense of smell.  They readily take cues from texture, vibration, wind current and temperature gradients to compensate.  The goal of this website is to provide inspiration instead of worry and awe instead of pity.


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