Canine Eye Certification Exams

Dr. Larocca provides ophthalmic screening exams for inherited eye diseases for the (OFA) Orthopedic Foundation of America. Only Diplomates of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists can perform these exams. For more information on Certification Exam see the Certification Exam website in the LINKS. 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

This page is designed to provide information regarding upcoming Certification Exam clinics. Dr. Larocca will schedule Certification Exam clinics outside of AESC at various sites: (dog shows, breed club meetings, etc). If you are interested in setting up a Certification Exam CLINIC for your organization please contact Animal Eye Specialty Center at 763-767-3937. If you wish to schedule an appointment at an upcoming Certification Exam clinic please contact the designated contact for that clinic.

Upcoming Eye Certification Clinic

Greater Twin Cities Golden Retriever Club

Saturday, May 4th, 2019, from 1-4pm

Inver Grove Animal Hospital, 7131 Cahill Ave E, Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076

Contact: Joanne Dalby  612-860-4240


Eau Claire Eye Certification Clinic

Saturday May 11th, 2019, from 9am-1:30pm

Eye Clinic, 5530 Fairview Dr., Eau Claire, WI

Contact: Kathy White  715-864-1441


Cambridge Dog Show

TBA June 2019


Duluth Dog Show

TBA July 2019