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Every guide dog has his day

June 27, 2019

On April 24 we celebrated International Guide Dog Day. This is an opportunity to pay tribute to the dogs that do incredible work to support the independence of those living with vision impairment and loss.

The day is particularly important to us because we have a Memorandum of Understanding with Guide Dogs Victoria. This means we are fortunate to regularly play host to some furry friends and their handlers in our specialist clinics and at special events. They assist patients and carers by explaining the variety services on offer from Guide Dogs Victoria to assist those living with blindness or vision impairment to maintain their independence.

Laurie Kelly is a familiar face who is often on hand to explain exactly this to staff at our induction events. He and ambassador dogs Max and Cindy form a very popular part of getting to know the Eye and Ear for new recruits. It is with his explanation that the many tools and opportunities on offer from organisations like Guide Dogs Victoria to support patients become clearer.

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