Canine Eye Testing At Field And Country Fair

Owners of Kennel Club registered dogs will be able to get their dog's eyes examined by the Animal Health Trust's Head of Ophthalmology at the Field and Country Fair 2016 at Cornbury Park, Charlbury, Oxfordshire, from 10-12 June.

The canine eye tests are being offered as part of the British Veterinary Association/Kennel Club/International Sheepdog Society (BVA/KC/ISDS) Eye Test Scheme and will be carried out by James Oliver, who is Head of Ophthalmology at the Animal Health Trust. The testing will take place at the Kennel Club stand (Gundog Area, H1) from 10.30am to 3.30pm on all three days of the show. The tests will work on an appointment basis so dog owners are encouraged to book a place now to avoid disappointment.  

The testing is available for any breed and dogs being tested must have a readable microchip.  The owner must present their pet's original Kennel Club registration certificate at the time of testing.

Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary, said: "We are pleased to be able to offer canine eye testing at the Field and Country Fair for the first time this year.

"We are lucky to have James Oliver, who has a wealth of experience in veterinary ophthalmology carrying out the eye tests, so this is a great opportunity for dog owners who may be attending the Field and Country Fair to have their dog's eyes tested, particularly as the show welcomes dogs throughout so owners can make a real day of it."

Those wishing to book an appointment may do so by emailing Susan Sampson, stating which day they plan to attend and a preferred time, or by calling 020 7518 6881. Appointments may also be made at the Field and Country Fair itself, subject to availability, by visiting Susan at the Kennel Club stand.

The routine eye examinations carried out at the event are priced as follows:

First dog - £55

Extra dogs in same ownership - £48.50

Group testing (25 or more) - £38

Dogs over 8 years of age - £32

Gonioscopy alone - £55

Gonioscopy at same time as routine exam - £48.50

This will be paid on the day, not in advance, and will require cash or cheque payment as there will be no card facilities available.

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