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Old 08-10-2012, 11:20 PM
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Waste of money to go see a regular vet for a suspected eye issue. You don't need a referral to see an ophthalmologist/CERF doc.
CERF clinics (often hosted by breed clubs that allow non breed and mixes) are the cheapest.
http://www.vmdb.org/upcomingCERFclinics.html
http://www.vmdb.org/clinic.html

There is a CERF clinic listed ^^^^ for every 3rd Thursdays in Wheeling, hopefully that is close to you.

If you get an appointment, you have to arrive at least 1/2 hr early. They have to put drops in the dog's eyes to dilate, which takes a min of 15 minutes. I would also recommend that you take a blanket to cover his crate for after the exam. Sunlight should be avoided for a few hours until the eyes go back to normal after the dilation. I also avoid having my dogs outside or near windows while we wait for the dilation before the exam.

Good luck

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Old 08-10-2012, 11:34 PM
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Old 08-10-2012, 11:37 PM
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There is a CERF clinic listed ^^^^ for every 3rd Thursdays in Wheeling, hopefully that is close to you.

Good luck
Wheeling is pretty close to me, but I'm pretty sure that makes it pretty far for Beanie and Auggie. :-/
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Old 08-11-2012, 07:40 AM
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Yeah Wheeling is up by Chitown

The Dog Training Club of Champaign-Urbana has sponsored annual CERF clinics in the past and I don't see that they have done one this year so you could call and ask if they have one planned any time soon?

I mean CERF/VMDB is apparently based in Urbana, IL...you'd think you'd be able to find a testing clinic in the area pretty easily...you'd think??? :/
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Old 08-11-2012, 08:04 AM
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Another place you can look is for big dog shows in the area...fairly often the host club or a breed club will sponsor a CERF clinic during the show...
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Old 08-11-2012, 08:21 AM
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Yeah, unfortunately Wheeling is about three hours north. I would make the drive (and take a day off work) if I had to but I'm sure I could find somebody closer. There's bound to be somebody at the university.

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The Dog Training Club of Champaign-Urbana has sponsored annual CERF clinics in the past and I don't see that they have done one this year so you could call and ask if they have one planned any time soon?

I mean CERF/VMDB is apparently based in Urbana, IL...you'd think you'd be able to find a testing clinic in the area pretty easily...you'd think??? :/
I might chat with them when we are there for Auggie's retirement runs in September and see if they are doing anything. There's a lot of stuff they normally do and I don't see listed (like a fall ob/rally trial), so could be they've just been slow about updating their site.

And yeah, I know, LOL. I've actually BEEN to their main office a few years ago for an interview hahaha. That was really weird to discover. It's near a Mexican restaurant my family used to eat at once a month when we drove my mom to her chiropractor. XD
They have CERF clinics at Louisville and I thought about taking him over there just for the heck of it this year, but they fill up pretty quickly, and now that Auggie is jumping 8" I was actually running him first thing in the morning instead of able to go over there and snag a spot first thing... and of course we aren't going back next year.

I'll ask Auggie's breeder about it at some point later, bigger things on her mind right now to bother her about it. If there's a good doc at the university she'll know.
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Old 08-11-2012, 08:24 AM
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I might chat with them when we are there for Auggie's retirement runs in September and see if they are doing anything. There's a lot of stuff they normally do and I don't see listed (like a fall ob/rally trial), so could be they've just been slow about updating their site.
I sent a note to a couple members I know to ask if they were having the clinic at some point this year or if they knew of any so will let you know if they get back to me. Wish I was going to be there to see his retirement runs! Darn move!
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