Gateshead pets receive funding boost

29 November 2017

Poorly pets are set to benefit after our Gateshead Pet Hospital received over £1,300 worth of new equipment thanks to a funding boost.

The new machines, which include a £680 mobile theatre light used for operations and a £600 infusion pump for administering exact doses of life saving fluids, are both now in use at the hospital in Felling. They have been purchased thanks to funding from players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

Cheryl Nash, Vet Nurse at Gateshead PDSA Pet Hospital, said the new items were desperately needed and would make a huge difference for sick and injured pets.

She said: “We only had one mobile theatre light which wasn’t in very good condition, it was difficult to keep it in the right position.

“We use the theatre light regularly to look at things more closely, such as a pet’s eyes or during abdominal procedures and general operations.

“The new light has been fantastic, it’s got a lever in the middle so it can be perfectly positioned for how you want to use it and it has lots of bulbs on it that you can turn on or off depending on how much light you need.

“The new infusion pump has also been worth its weight in gold. It enables us to provide the exact dose of fluid to a poorly pet during an operation or their recovery period.”

The new equipment has been allocated to the hospital as part of a National Emergency Equipment Fund run by PDSA thanks to support from players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

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