Scanner gives vets better glimpse of what’s wrong
Surgery finally has new equipment after two years of waiting
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.
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Barrow Hill Vets now has a CT scanner