Newnham Court runs bi-annual BVA/KC/ISDS eye screening tests with the assistance of Professor Peter Bedford BvetMed, PhD, FRCVS, DVOphthal, DipECVP ILTM.
Professor Bedford is the chief BVA eye panelist and is an internationally recognised opthalmologist.
Apart from running eye clinics up and down the country, screening for opthalmic congenital and hereditary defects, Professor Bedford also lectures and consults at Village Vet (Cayton), St Albans, Hertfordshire.
The clinic is open to dogs and cats of all breeds and it is recommended that breeders submit dogs for annual eye tests as some diseases have late onset of clinical signs, or tri-annually if the breed requires the Gonioscopy test. It is possible for litters to be tested for congenital hereditary conditions when they are 5 to 12 weeks old. All pets must be either microchipped or tattooed prior to examination and if your pet is registered, you must have the relevant KC or ISDS owner registration document with you in order to present your dog for eye test and certification.
Testing is by appointment only and payment is required at the time of booking.
If you have any queries or would like to apply for an application form, please contact Mrs P Simmons at the practice on 01622 734555.
More information is available on the BVA website - www.bva.co.uk/canine-health-schemes