Graduate Funds

These funds provide assistance to Guiding Eyes graduates.

Hockmeyer Veterinary Care Fund

Another fund that is available to you for your working guide dog is called the Hockmeyer Fund. If your dog ever requires a referral to a veterinary specialist for diagnosis and treatment of a condition, this fund can help pay for the visit or visits. In order to qualify, you must be referred to a specialist by us or by your regular vet. If your regular vet refers you, you must contact one of the Guiding Eyes veterinarians to discuss the referral before visiting the specialist.

Wanda Horowitz Graduate Assistance Fund

This is an excerpt from the GAF letter found in your going home packet:

Guiding Eyes for the Blind Graduate Assistance Fund (Horowitz Fund)

Guiding Eyes for the Blind graduates are eligible for $500 (subject to change yearly) each calendar year through our Graduate Assistance Fund (Wanda Horowitz Fund) to help off-set the cost of veterinary care for working guide dogs.


Fund Designation: Expenses directly related to veterinary care only. Examples include, but are not limited to: vaccines, nail trims, medications/preventatives, lab tests and prescription dog food. Examples of items not covered: treats, dog food, toys, dental chews, grooming equipment and baths.


Submitting Invoices for Reimbursement: Please submit itemized invoices with the graduate’s name, current address and the guide dog’s name to:

Fax: 914-243-6829


Mail: Guiding Eyes for the Blind

Attn: Wanda Horowitz Fund
611 Granite Springs Road
Yorktown Heights, NY 10598


A check will be mailed within 2 weeks of receipt.


  • If the graduate has paid the invoice and is seeking reimbursement please be sure to mark the invoice paid before sending.
  • Once the graduate’s fund reaches zero, please bill the graduate for any outstanding balances on their accounts.
  • Graduates are responsible for tracking the amount in their fund or contacting the Vet Hospital Administrator at or (914) 243-2258.