The Daily Herald: Published Thursday, May 7, 2009

Free eye exams in Lynnwood help keep service dogs on the job

By Chris Fyall
Herald Writer

LYNNWOOD -- Otto can pick up his owner's fallen credit cards, her car keys, her crutches. Sometimes, he evens pushes elevator buttons for her. But Otto, a beautiful 9-year-old chocolate Lab, cannot do any of that without good eyesight.

That's why Karen Hazelrigg, who has post-polio syndrome, brought him to Dr. Susan Jacobi at Lynnwood's VCA Veterinary Speciality Center of Seattle for a free checkup Tuesday afternoon.

Continue Reading