Scan­ner gives vets bet­ter glimpse of what’s wrong

Surgery fi­nally has new equip­ment af­ter two years of wait­ing

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Spate Of Accidents -

An Ash­ford vets is cel­e­brat­ing the ar­rival of it’s new CT scan­ner for pets af­ter nearly two years of metic­u­lous plan­ning.

Bar­row Hill vet­eri­nary surgery, in Maid­stone Road, re­ceived the nearly-two-tonne piece of equip­ment on Tues­day of last week.

Di­rec­tor Mark Hurst said: “The scan­ner will make a huge dif­fer­ence to the imag­ing abil­ity of the prac­tice, al­low­ing us to see more de­tail and more depth than con­ven­tional ra­di­og­ra­phy.

“It was a sig­nif­i­cant in­vest­ment but we also ex­panded our iso­la­tion ken­nels for sick an­i­mals at the same time.”

The team started plan­ning for the scan­ner in Novem­ber 2014. They have had to up­grade the power sup­ply to the build­ing and even build a spe­cial room just to house it.

Mr Hurst added: “It took two large men from Hol­land about three hours to get it from their huge lorry on to the re­in­forced floor of the new build­ing.

“It will make an enor­mous dif­fer­ence to our imag­ing of can­cer cases as well as or­thopaedic and in­ter­nal medicine cases.

“We will be able to do com­plex things like get­ting frac­tures 3D-printed to en­able us to re­pair them bet­ter, as well as be­ing able to im­age deep into dif­fer­ent body sys­tems with great de­tail.”

The surgery is hold­ing a Bunny Spa Week from this Satur­day to mark Rab­bit Aware­ness Week.

It will be of­fer­ing free rab­bit nail clips, teeth checks and groom­ing for all pet rab­bits.

They are also hold­ing an aware­ness evening next Thurs­day at 8pm to help share in­for­ma­tion about rab­bit wel­fare.

For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact email katie@bar­rowhill­, search Bar­row Hill Vets on Face­book or visit bar­

Bar­row Hill Vets now has a CT scan­ner

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