At Melbourne EyeVet, we are serious about helping breeders to produce healthy pedigree dogs. Our specialists are authorised ACES examiners which means we can perform ACES eye certificates. ACES certificates should be performed every 12 months on breeding dogs. We also offer DNA testing where required.
Melbourne EyeVet is keen to hear from breed clubs that are interested in organising a breed day. These breed days are a great way for breeders to get a number of dogs tested at once, and we charge a discounted rate at these events. Breed days can be held at our clinic or we are happy to visit a clubhouse or dog show.
DNA testing is the most exciting development in the world of pedigree dog breeding in recent years. Tests are now available for many of the health conditions that affected pedigree dogs, including ocular conditions. Check out some test providers below.
UC Davis - Veterinary Genetics
The Australian National Kennel Council (ANKC) is working to improve the overall health and wellbeing of pedigree dogs in Australia. Click on the link below to find out about the current health tests and screening programs recommended for pedigree dogs.
ANKC Health & Wellbeing