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American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists® (ACVO®) Selects FWV Fetching as Public Relations Agency of Record

ACVO engages for eighth consecutive year with FWV Fetching to promote the ACVO/StokesRx National Service Animal Eye Exam Event 

RALEIGH, N.C. (March 14, 2017) – FWV Fetching, the Pet and Veterinary Practice of French/West/Vaughan (FWV) – one of the nation’s leading independent public relations, advertising and digital marketing agencies – has been selected as agency of record for the eighth consecutive year by the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists® (ACVO®).

The American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists® is an approved organization of the American Board of Veterinary Specialties. Veterinarians must successfully complete a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree, a one-year internship, a three-year approved residency, and a series of credentials and examinations in order to earn the ACVO Diplomate credential. 

Fetching’s team of expert pet and veterinary marketers will manage all external public relations initiatives to support The 10th Annual ACVO/StokesRx National Service Animal Eye Exam Event, with the objective of earning national media coverage and exceeding the number of screenings of working animals in 2016.

Following a registration period that opens in April, the screening eye exams are scheduled in veterinary clinics from May 1-31, 2017. Since its inception in 2008, the ophthalmologists have been able to perform more than 52,000 free eye exam screenings – 7,400 in 2016 alone. 

“Healthy eyesight is extremely important to Service Animals and their owners,” said Stacee Daniel, Executive Director of the ACVO®. “These animals selflessly serve the public. In 2017 we are happy to engage again with Fetching to promote the 10th anniversary of this event, and to spread the message that so many Service Animals can be seen and helped by our board-certified veterinary ophthalmologists.”

The ACVO®/StokesRx National Service Animal Eye Exam Event provides as many free screening exams as possible to eligible Service Animals across the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico, as well as in international locations including Australia. Service Animals that may qualify include: guide, disability assistance, detection, military, search and rescue, and also certified-current, registered therapy animals.

About the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists®
The American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists® (ACVO®) is an approved veterinary specialty organization of the American Board of Veterinary Specialties, and is recognized by the American Veterinary Medical Association. Its mission is “to advance the quality of veterinary medicine through certification of veterinarians who demonstrate excellence as specialists in veterinary ophthalmology.” For more information, please visit https://www.acvoeyeexam.org/.

About FWV Fetching
FWV Fetching originated in January 2017 when Fetching Communications and PetPR.com were acquired by French West Vaughan (FWV), with Fetching founder Kristen Levine leading FWV’s new Pet & Veterinary Practice as Senior Vice President. FWV is one of the nation’s leading public relations, public affairs, advertising and digital media agencies, with offices in Raleigh, New York City, Los Angeles and Tampa. National, international and local clients represented by the agency include Wrangler, ABB, Hood River Distillers, Melitta, NATHAN, Bassett Furniture, Concord Hospitality, Peter Millar, Paralyzed Veterans of America, International Gemological Institute (IGI) and Moe’s Southwest Grill restaurants. FWV is a partner in IPREX, the $200 million network of communication agencies, with 1,500 staff members and 100 offices worldwide. FWV was named North American Consumer Agency of the Year at the 2016 SABRE Awards and Midsize, Consumer and Communications Agency of the Year by Bulldog Reporter. For more information, please visit www.fwv-us.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest or Instagram 

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Liz Lindley
llindley@fwv-us.com
877.703.3824 x105

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