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Dr. Irene O’Brien has been the chief veterinarian for the guide dog program for many years.
BC Guide Dog Services was incorporated as a registered charity in 1996. In December 2008 they founded Autism Support Dogs and continue to work in partnership with this organization. BC Guide Dogs is a wonderful organization that provides trained “seeing eye” dogs to the visually impaired for the cost of one dollar. There is an amazing network of volunteers who give endless hours to training puppies in their homes from 7 weeks of age until they go into formal training around 15 months of age. Other volunteers will raise the parents or brood stock and help out with litters of puppies from birth to 7 weeks of age. Our hospital provides a discounted rate for all the services these dogs need. Our veterinarians at Scottsdale Veterinary Hospital provide medical expertise from vaccines and wellness exams to genetic screening tests, x-rays for orthopaedic soundness, spays, neuters and for all the little or big things in between, such as sore ears, vomit and diarrhea (even guide dogs-in-training sometimes eat things they should not).
BC Guide Dog Services relies on donations from sponsors and the public to continue the wonderful work they do. To help support this great charity we host an annual “photos with Santa” on a Sunday afternoon in early December – watch our website for this year’s date and come out to support a great cause and have your special friend’s photo taken. All donation monies raised go directly to BC Guide Dog Services.