BVA Animal Health Schemes BVA Animal Health Schemes

As the only serving Northern Ireland panelist for the BVA, Ian Millar has performed many BVA eye tests. We can also supply the x-ray images and paperwork for the Hip and Elbow Scheme.

BVA Eye Scheme

For over 30 years BVA has operated a hereditary eye disease screening programme in conjunction with the Kennel Club (KC) and the International Sheep Dog Society (ISDS). The scheme now covers 11 hereditary eye conditions in over 50 breeds of dog.

The main purpose of the scheme is to ensure that there is no evidence of hereditary eye disease in dogs used for breeding. Breeders are often advised to submit dogs for annual eye tests, since some diseases have late onset of clinical signs.

It is also possible for litters to be tested for congenital hereditary conditions such as Collie eye anomaly and Multifocal retinal dysplasia when they are between six and twelve weeks of age.

For the up to date pricing of BVA eye testing please visit this link to the BVA website

Hip dysplasia is a term which includes a number of specific developmental and other abnormalities involving the hip joint.

BVA Hip Scheme

The purpose of the hip scheme is to reduce the incidence of the disease in dogs used for breeding.

For the pricing of joint hip xrays please contact Earlswood on 028 90 471361

BVA Elbow Scheme

Elbow dysplasia describes the abnormal development of the elbow. The term includes a number of specific abnormalities, which affect different sites in the joint.

The purpose of the elbow scheme is to reduce the incidence of the disease in dogs used for breeding.

Joint Hip & Elbow Xray

Hip and Elbow Xrays can be taken on the same day. 

For pricing of joint hip & elbow xrays please contact Earlswood on 028 90 471361.

Dogs must be mirco-chipped prior to any testing within the BVA animal health schemes, the dog will be scanned at the time of testing/x-ray.BVA Requirements

  • You must present your dogs orginal Kennelclub/ ISDS/ Irish registration papers on the day of any testing within the BVA animal health schemes.

For more information on the BVA Health Schemes visit the BVA website.

BVA Animal Health Schemes