Canine Eye Certification Exams

Dr. Larocca, Dr. Lively, and Dr. Flanders provide ophthalmic screening exams for inherited eye diseases for the Orthopedic Foundation of America (OFA). Only Diplomates of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists can perform these exams. A Certification Exam is recommended yearly for potential breeding dogs to evaluate for inherited eye diseases. Dogs which are determined to be normal on the exam will be eligible for obtaining a registration number from a Certification Exam which is valid for 1 year.


If you are presenting a dog for evaluation at a Certification Exam please bring along the following information: The dogs registered name, permanent identification (tattoo or chip #), AKC number, and birth date.

How To Set Up An Eye Certification Clinic

If you are interested in setting up a Certification Exam CLINIC for your organization please contact Animal Eye Specialty Center at 763-767-3937. Dr. Larocca, Dr. Lively, or Dr. Flanders will schedule Certification Exam clinics outside of AESC at various sites: (dog shows, breed club meetings, etc).