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 Eye Certification Information     January 21, 2019  
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Canine Eye Certification Exam

Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 9 AM - 1 PM

Minnesota Iron Range Retriever Club

5029 Hwy 7 (Hwy 7 & CR 102), Virginia, MN

Pre-Register by April 29 Cost $35/dog


The Minnesota Iron Range Retriever Club will be holding its annual Informal Field Trials and a demonstration of a UKC Hunt Test. They are hosting a Canine Eye Certification Exam in conjunction with these events.

Dr. Robert Larocca DVM, Diplomate and ACVO of Animal Eye Specialty Center in Andover, MN will be conducting ophthalmic screening exams for inherited eye diseases for the OFA. These eye tests are recommended yearly for dogs in a breeding program. Those dogs determined to be normal will be eligible for obtaining certification from OFA (Orthopedic Foundation for Animals) valid for 1 year.

To pre-register, please call Penny at 218-865-6680 or send an email to by Sunday, April 29, 2018. Prepay during the preĀ­registration period or pay the day of the test with cash or check payable to MIRRC. We are not able to accept credit cards. The cost is $35 Per Dog. Mailing Address: MIRRC, PO Box 661, Virginia, MN 55792

If you are presenting a dog for an evaluation, you will need to bring the following information. Dog's breed, AKC Registered name, AKC Registration number, permanent ID (tattoo or microchip) number, birth date.

Dogs will be assigned time slots from 9 am - 1 pm as they are pre-registered with those registering first getting preferred times. There will be 4 dogs scheduled every 15 minutes so please be early or on time. You do not need to enter the informal tests in order to participate in the eye exam. Please be aware that your dog will have drops put in their eyes, there is a 10 minute wait, then exam which takes about 5 minutes. The drops will affect the dog's vision for about a half hour after the exam.