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The British Veterinary Association (BVA) screening programme for hereditary eye disease in dogs is run in conjunction with the Kennel Club (KC) and the International Sheep Dog Society (ISDS).
The scheme is based on eye examination and is a means of identifying inherited and non-inherited ocular conditions in dogs, resulting in new and emerging problems being more easily recognised whilst also helping to reduce or eliminate the incidence of inherited eye disease.
Please find below important information, as set out by The British Veterinary Association, in respect to your dog’s eye test:
Permanent Identification (PI)
- All dogs 8 weeks of age or over must be permanently identified by microchip – before examination.
- Identification will be verified prior to the examination and the identification recorded on the certificate issued.
- If no microchip is found, a microchip can be implanted immediately before the eye examination. This incurs a charge of £20 plus VAT, in addition to the BVA fee.
- It is not possible for dogs over the age of 8 weeks without permanent identification (PI) to be examined.
- Puppies under the age of 8 weeks presented for litter screening do not require permanent identification, but must be identifiable by other means e.g. coat colour and sex.
- You MUST bring the original KC or ISDS owner Registration Document for each dog with you at the time of appointment. The Registration Document must be the original, because it has to be stamped and signed. Photocopies (including colour copies) and/or laminated registration documents cannot be accepted.
- Please note that the pedigree is not the Registration Document. The pedigree cannot be accepted.
- If you do not provide the original Registration Document, the eye examination can be performed, but the result will be withheld until the correct documentation is made available. You can post or bring the Registration Document in at a later date.
- Wherever possible, you should also provide any previous Eye Certificates issued for your dog.
- For a routine eye test, without a gonioscopy test, please arrive 30 minutes before your appointment time so we can administer eye drops to dilate the pupil.
- For gonioscopy only – please arrive 10 minutes before your appointment time.
If you have any queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.