Some dedicated four-legged friends who offer their owners more than just companionship got a little T.L.C. on Friday.
The University of Tennessee Veterinary Medical Center offered free eye exams to certified service dogs.
It's part of the national event put on by the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists.
The event is aimed at promoting the health of animals that are heavily depended on each day.
"I think this is very important, because what is does is it allows us to catch some treatable diseases early enough that we can prevent them from getting worse. In other cases, we can find diseases early enough that the owner may have warning that the vision may be decreasing and can get them ready if they need to get another dog at some point," said Veterinary Ophthalmologist Dr. Diane Hendrix.
This year, UT also offered free orthopedic screenings for the dogs.