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Our Tuesday hours are: 8:30am - 5:00pm

Eye Screening Exams

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What does OFA mean?

OFA is an organization set up in the USA to maintain a registry of eye examinations performed on registered dogs. This allows people to see the health status of animals they may want to breed their dog with.

There are equivalent organizations around the world and you should consider these if you are planning on bringing a dog into Canada.

For more information, click here

Australia - Australian Canine Eye Scheme

Great Britain - British Veterinary Association Eye Scheme

Europe - European College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists Eye Scheme


Where can I get an OFA Eye exam for my dog?

Dr. Whelan regularly performs OFA exams at predetermined clinics around Ontario.

OFA eye exams are also available on an individual basis at our clinic.  Appointments can be made for those by calling us directly.

**Due to an increase in last minute cancellations, owners showing up with less dogs then booked or just not showing up for scheduled OFA exams, there is a new clinic policy.

Any OFA exam appointment booked for 3 or more dogs will require prepayment by credit card at the time of booking for the agreed number of dogs.  Should less dogs attend the day of the scheduled exam, the prepayment fee will be the same.  There will be no refund as the time has been booked off to examine the previously agreed number of dogs.

Not showing up for a previously agreed OFA exam appointment will result in no further appointments being available for the owner at this or any other OFA clinic being run by Dr. Whelan.**


Upcoming OFA Eye Screening Clinics

Saturday, March 10th, 2018 - Oxford, ON

Contact:  Laurie Soutar (Oxford Dog Sports), dogsoxford@gmail.com


Saturday, March 17th, 2018 - Lindsay, ON 

Contact:  Carol Burows, ironridge@sympatico.ca


March 2nd-4th, 2018, Thunder Bay, ON

Contact:  Shelley Gerig, keetukka@tbaytel.net


Saturday, July 21, 2018 - Powassan, ON

**Appointments required**

Contact: Sandy at 705-724-2676 or sandy@wimberway.com

Clinic locations: Wimberway Kennels and Farm - 808 Memorial Park Dr.  Powassan, ON


Past Eye Screening Exams

Saturday May 27, 2017 - Everett, ON

Golden Asset Kennels
Contact info to follow
Saturday June 3 and Sunday June 4, 2017 - Thunder Bay, ON
Contact: Shelley Gerig, keetukka@tbaytel.net
Clinic organized by Lakehead Kennel Club.
Saturday, July 22, 2017 - Powassan, ON
*Appointments required*
Contact:  Sandy at 705-724-2676 or sandy@wimberway.com
Clinic location:  Wimberway Kennels and Farm, 808 Memorial Park Dr., Powassan, ON
Saturday September 9, 2017 - Beaverton, ON
Contact:  Carol Burrows, ironridge@sympatico.ca
Saturday September 16, 2017, Markham, ON
Contact: Judy Campbell, (416) 757-0172 or campbellj1@outlook.com
Hosted by the Scarborough Kennel Club
Location: Groom 'n' Style
                  2 Wignall Cres, Unit B
                  Markham (closest intersection is Hwy 7 and Markham Rd.)