Hucknall: State of art machine will place vet’s firmly on the map

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Pets in Hucknall will be the first in the country to benefit from a £250,000 state-of-the-art scanner.

A computerised tomography (CT) scanner will be installed at East Midlands Referrals, on Nottingham Road, this week.

The machinery uses X-rays and computer software to create high definition, detailed images of the inside of the body. It will allow the veterinary practice to look closely at tiny animal bones and create 3D printed plastic models at the click of the button.

Graham Oliver, the head veterinary surgeon at the centre, said: “We now have a tremendously powerful diagnostic suite with everything we could need for finding out what’s wrong with patients without making holes in them.

“We’re very excited about it and it makes the job so much easier.”

Sherwood MP Mark Spencer, a campaigner on animal welfare, will unveil the scanner on Thursday, December 10 at 3.30pm.

He will also have a go at scanning some animals, mainly cats and dogs.

He said: ‘’It’s fantastic that this new technology is here in Hucknall, and I’m delighted to be able to open the facility.

“It also means that Hucknall becomes a hub for veterinary care in this area, as this is the only machine like this in the country.

“That’s brilliant news for this vet practice and for Hucknall as well.”