Officers from law enforcement and search and rescue agencies came from across Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio to bring their service dogs for their annual physical exam at the Canine Corps Health Clinic on Sunday, December 11 at UC Blue Ash College. The event was hosted by the Cincinnati Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) and held at the Veterinary Technology Lab on the UC Blue Ash campus.
This is the 23rd year for the clinic, which provided free comprehensive exams for more than 50 service dogs. The exams include dental, eyesight, hearing, heart and orthopedic assessments; with a total value that approaches $1,500 per dog.
Students and recent graduates from the UC Blue Ash veterinary technology program helped with certain portions of the exams, including drawing blood for testing. Students and staff from the UC FETCHLAB provided the hearing tests for the dogs and several local veterinarians volunteered their time for this important event.
You can learn more about the CVMA at www.cincyvma.com.