How do you find an eye specialist for dogs?


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Find an eye specialist for dogs by visiting the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists website and searching for a local ophthalmologist using its list of accredited medical practitioners. The American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists is the national organization overseeing eye specialists that treat dogs and other animals.

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Veterinary ophthalmologists certified by the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists, or ACVO, universally treat cats and dogs, though they may also specialize in other animals, such as birds or horses.

The ACVO search engine allows visitors to find specialists based on location, name or species. The organization advises that searches by location are more effective at the state level, since most states have only a handful of ophthalmologists, as of 2016.

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