BVA Eye Certificates are now available at Pride Veterinary Centre
For over 30 years the BVA has operated a hereditary eye disease screening programme in conjunction with the Kennel Club (KC) and the International Sheep Dog Society (ISDS). The scheme now covers 11 hereditary eye conditions in over 50 breeds of dog.
The main purpose of the scheme is to ensure that there is no evidence of hereditary eye disease in dogs used for breeding. Breeders are often advised to submit dogs for annual eye tests, since some diseases have late onset of clinical signs. It is also possible for litters to be tested for congenital hereditary conditions such as Collie eye anomaly and Multifocal retinal dysplasia when they are between six and twelve weeks of age.
There are only 31 appointed eye panellists around the country who can issue official certificates and we are pleased to welcome Sue Manning to our veterinary team at the new Pride Veterinary Centre. Miss Susan Manning is one of these eye pannellists and has a diploma in Veterinary Ophthalmology. Please phone 01332 678333 to make an appointment or for further info.