Donated Ultrasound Machine a Valuable Tool for Arlington Animal Services Center
By Office of Communication
Posted on July 17, 2018, July 17, 2018


Pictured are Christie Compton, Kennel Supervisor; Whitney Woodward, Sound Academy Director; Mishell Copley, Sound Animal Care Coordinator and Clinical Application Specialist; Dr. Nancy Carter, Veterinarian; Stephen Anthony, Vet Tech; and Chris Huff, Shelter Manager.

The City of Arlington extends a special thank you to Sound and the Academy of Veterinary Imaging for their generous donation of a new ultrasound machine for the Arlington Animal Services Center.

Representatives from Sound, including President Tom Jacobi, and the Academy of Veterinary Imaging presented their donation, valued at approximately $45,000, to the City on July 12.

Mishell Copley, Sound's Animal Care Coordinator and Clinical Application Specialist, has special appreciation for services, programs, and the outstanding care of the animals in Arlington. This new equipment will help the shelter's Moritz Wellness Clinic with time savings, surgery cost regarding spay/neuter, and diagnostics for underline care of the homeless pets in Arlington. Copley was accompanied by Sound's Academy Director, Whitney Woodward, who participated with shelter staff and especially clinic staff by cheering for the new world of opportunities entering our shelter.

Arlington Animal Services is approaching its 10th year at its state-of-the-art location. Shelter Manager Chris Huff expressed the thankfulness for the donation and the dedication of both the shelter staff and supporters.

"Our team can feel overwhelmed this time of year with the number of pets entering our shelter but days like today fill our hearts with additional hope for pets visiting our shelter," Huff said. "We can look forward to tomorrow knowing that we have another valuable tool to help make the lives of our shelter animals better."

Copley and her team have graciously donated class hours to teach staff to operate this new equipment. Arlington's vet tech, kennel supervisor, and veterinarian have received complimentary training to learn to operate the new equipment properly. Copley has also agreed to provide the staff with onsite training for private teaching, allowing trained staff to ask with any additional questions, address concerns, and/or learn new image techniques.

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