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OFA Examinations

Our Renton and Kirkland vets provide OFA exams for pets to check for genetic abnormalities that could affect their lives or be passed on through a breeding program.

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OFA Exams in Renton

What are OFA Exams?

At Northwest Animal Eye Specialists, one of the goals of ophthalmologists is to reduce the number of eye problems that arise due to genetic abnormalities.

In an effort to achieve this goal, screening eye examinations are performed on purebred dogs that are being used for breeding purposes. 

These are called OFA examinations, which stands for Orthopedic Foundation for Animals. Annual examinations are recommended since many of the genetic eye problems acquired may not show up until middle or older age.

Single dogs or litters of puppies can have OFA examinations. These examinations are screening examinations only and are distinct from the examinations performed to evaluate a known eye problem.

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The OFA Exam Process 

Dogs coming for OFA examinations arrive 20 minutes early for paperwork and to allow time for maximal pupillary dilation. Owners and/or breeders of dogs coming for OFA examinations should bring the registration number and microchip number of the dog(s).

This is required on the OFA form and is vital for us to track statistics on individual dog breeds. OFA will not accept forms without registration numbers. They also request a microchip or tattoo number.

Lastly, if you are interested in either an OFA clinic and/or a lecture to your breed club, please contact us for availability.

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New Patients Welcome By Referral

Northwest Animal Eye Specialists is accepting new patients! Our experienced vets are passionate about the eye health of animals. Talk to your vet today about getting a referral to our Renton or Kirkland clinics.

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