Project V.E.T.S. Donates IDEXX Computer to Regional Lab in RwandaBy Gorilla Doctors Staff on Monday, December 16th, 2013 in Blog.
Over the past five years, Project V.E.T.S. has donated crucial pieces of equipment and supplies that has allowed Gorilla Doctors to continue to provide the best health care to eastern gorillas and other species of animals in the region. To date, Project V.E.T.S. has donated blood chemistry analyzers, centrifuges, computers, surgical instruments, medications, and microscopes. This fall, Project V.E.T.S came through once again, donating a valuable blood analysis system, called an IDEXX VetLab Station.
This system handles biochemistry, hematology, urinalysis and electrolyte level evaluation. The information is processed through a touch screen computer that integrates the data into a single report for a comprehensive look at a patient’s health.
“We will use the IDEXX for the gorilla health care and other wildlife blood analysis, as well as domestic animals such as the Congo bloodhounds” said Gorilla Doctors Regional Veterinary Manager Dr. Dawn Zimmerman. “In the Spring, when [BioBank Manager] Jen Sohl travels to Africa to set it up, the system will be moved to the Senkwekwe Center in Rumangabo, DRC where the four mountain gorilla orphans live.”
A huge heartfelt thanks to Project V.E.T.S. for their continual support of our work. To learn more about Project V.E.T.S. and the critical support they have provided Gorilla Doctors over the years, click here.
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