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Hamby Road Animal Hospital

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OFA Certification Services

At Hamby Road Animal Hospital, we are pleased to provide OFA Certification for the following registries:

Hips | Elbows | Heart (Cardiac) | Thyroid | Patellas (Knees)

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How to Prepare for Your OFA Certification Appointment

In order to prepare for your visit, we recommend reading through the checklist below to ensure that you bring the necessary documentation to complete the corresponding paperwork required by the Orthopedic Foundation of America. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us for assistance.

Download Your OFA Forms

How to Download OFA Forms?

It's important to download and print your OFA Forms prior to your next visit. We recommend opening the OFA website in another window to follow along with our instructions:

  1. Please visit the "Applications" page of OFA’s website:

  2. In the left column of the table, click the checkbox next to name(s) of the form(s)* that you’d like to download

  3. After you select your desired form(s), scroll down to the section titled, “How many animals to fill out online?”

  4. Once here, click the checkbox next to “Just download blank form(s)”

  5. A “Download” button will appear in the bottom left corner of the table, just underneath the “More than 10?” option

  6. Click the “Download” button to download your OFA Forms

  7. Please print out these forms and bring them to your next visit

*Remember, at Hamby Road Animal Hospital we only provide the following OFA Certifications:

  • Basic Cardiac

  • Thryoid

  • Hip and/or Elbow Dysplasia

  • Patellar Luxation

OFA Certification Checklist

  • Rabies Certificate (pet must have a current Rabies vaccination)

  • Completed OFA forms

  • AKC certificate (if applicable)

  • Other breed registry (if applicable)

  • Microchipped (recommended)

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Notes on OFA Hip Certification

Many dogs will willingly allow us to place them in the proper position required to obtain optimal hip and elbow results. Some may, however, require a light form of sedation that can be reversed afterwards, with little to no residual effect on the dog. Please know that we will always obtain permission from the owner prior to making this decision.