Submitted by the Animal Protection Society-Friday Harbor
The Animal Protection Society-Friday Harbor extends a special thank you to Islands Veterinary Clinic for their generous donation of a lovingly used ultrasound machine (now, affectionately named “E.T.”) for the APS-FH Clinic.
Ultrasound is an imaging technique based on the use of sound waves and offers a non-invasive, non-painful method for diagnosis and staging of many diseases. It can also be very useful when a pet has ingested something it shouldn’t have, to locate and characterize the foreign object.
Megan Perry, APS-FH’s Clinic Manager and Shelter Vet Tech, has special appreciation for what the equipment will do for the APS-FH clinic. “This new equipment will save us time and cost by enabling us to diagnose in-house and immediately treat the homeless pets in our care as opposed to waiting for the availability of, and paying the cost for, external veterinary and/or specialty care”. Islands Veterinary Clinic’s gift has the entire APS-FH team (staff, board, and volunteers) cheering for the opportunities this equipment brings to our medical services.
Shelter Manager, Beth Anderson, expressed thankfulness for the donation stating that, “shelter work can be overwhelming at times but a gift like this eases the burden. It is assuring to know that we have another valuable tool to help make the lives of our shelter animals better.”
APS-FH is approaching its 4th year at its new state-of-the-art location and its 2nd year operating in our fully equipped surgical suite. Looking to spay/neuter your pet? Low-income San Juan County residents can receive low-cost spay/neuter services (with additional add-ons of vaccination and microchip services available to surgical patients only) through the APS-FH Spay/Neuter Clinic. Please call for more information or to schedule an appointment at 360-378-2158.