NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS
Dr. Jamie Schorling, DVM, MS, DACVO Working With NWAES Temporarily
Dr. Schorling is a relief ophthalmologist, meaning that she works with us on occasion on a temporary basis when one of our doctors is out for an extended period of time. She will be working at NWAES during parts of summer of 2020. Dr. Schorling has the same qualifications and credentials as our full-time ophthalmologists and has been in practice for over 13 years!
Texted Appointment Reminders Are Now Standard
To many of our clients' delight, we now utilize text as our default method of communication for appointment reminders. We can email if you are unable to text or make special accommodations if neither of these options work for you, just let our team know.
2019 ACVO/Stokes Service Animal Eye Exam Event
It's that time of year! Every May we participate in the annual ACVO/Stokes Service Animal Eye Exam Event by providing complimentary eye examinations to qualified service animals who register for the event. Registration opens on April 1st and exams will take place in May. Visit the ACVO Eye Exam Website to find out more about this exciting philanthropic event and see if your service animal is eligible for an exam.
We Now Have Texting Capabilities!
We are excited to now offer texting! You can contact us via text at our regular clinic phone numbers. Clients: Let us know if you would like us to use text as the primary method of contacting you. We can text you with exam reminders, appointment confirmations, etc. and you can contact us with any of your regular questions, concerns, and needs.
Northwest Animal Eye Specialists Establishes New Fund to Help Animals in Need
Northwest Animal Eye Specialists (NWAES) has become a partner in the Veterinary Care Charitable Fund (VCCF), a program created by the American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) to support veterinarians who provide veterinary services to animals in our community whose owners are faced with extraordinary hardships.
Northwest Animal Eye Specialists donates considerable time and money every year to a number of local animal health-related charitable endeavors in Western Washington. With a growing number of pet owners unable to afford veterinary care, the need for charitable help far outweighs the ability of any individual veterinary practice.
As a participant in the Veterinary Care Charitable Fund, NWAES will provide animal care for pet owners facing financial hardships, including low-income seniors, disabled veterans and others requiring service dogs, good Samaritans who rescue animals, and victims of domestic violence. As a partner in the Veterinary Care Charitable Fund, NWAES encourages the community to make charitable contributions, which are tax-deductible and support and enhance our charitable work. Contributions may be made in memory or recognition of beloved pets.
The VCCF's expenses are funded entirely through charitable donations and 100% of every dollar contributed to support the charitable work of NWAES is used to directly fund the care of animals in our area.
Donations can be made online at www.VCCFund.org. Please make sure you identify your gift it to support Northwest Animal Eye Specialist's Veterinary Care Charitable Fund. For more information, visit AVMF.org to learn more about the Veterinary Care Charitable Fund and other animal health and wellness programs.
Northwest Animal Eye Specialists Is On Facebook
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We are an American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) Accredited Referral Practice!
Both our Kirkland and Renton hospitals are American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA)-Accredited Referral Practices. h accreditation in the new location after we can go through the accreditation process. Our accreditation demonstrates our commitment to the highest standards of veterinary care. In order to achieve this accreditation, a veterinary hospital must be evaluated to make sure that standards are met or exceeded in areas including patient care, hospital services, and equipment. Specialty standards for ophthalmology became available in the latter half of 2008 and Northwest Animal Eye Specialists is one of the first ophthalmology practices in North America to achieve such referral accreditation. Overall, only 15% of animal hospitals in the US are accredited by AAHA (and it is much fewer than that for specialty practices).