Advances in medical technology have made organ and tissue transplants successful in restoring eye health to many animals. Similar to human organ donations, the organs and tissues are collected after an animal has passed and then transferred to the animal in need within 24-48 hours. We treat every animal with complete respect. Tissues are recovered only after the time of death, so there is no discomfort or pain. There are no fees involved for the pet owner, and any costs associated with the recovery and preparation process are absorbed by the recovering doctor and transplant surgeon.
To honor the pet that provided this gift, Animal Vision Center of Virginia will also make a donation in the pet’s name to The American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists Vision for Animals Foundation®, for the purpose of ongoing animal ocular research and education.
If you are interested in eye donation for your pet, please contact Dr. Heather Brookshire at 757-749-4838.