X-Ray Machine Grant For Vet Support Group

The Islands’ Vet Support group is buying a digital X–ray machine.

It’s been a long-term goal of the fundraisers to upgrade from their second-hand equipment.

Last week, the Isles of Scilly AONB approved an application by Vet group chairman Bill Wilson to their SDF fund for £17,437. That’s 75% of the cost.

Committee member Pam Manning says the group had intended to reduce its fundraising work now the costs of the new surgery were paid off. However they’ll now need more cash as their 25% contribution towards the X-ray machine has drained their account.

Last week they had to purchase new sterilisation equipment after the old kit failed.

The new X-ray equipment will be portable so Heike can take it into the field for larger farm and working animals.

She’ll also be able to email digital images to the mainland for a second opinion.