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B.C. Wildlife Park acquires portable X-ray machine to better serve rescued animals

This new portable X-ray machine will help with the 300 to 500 animal rescues that are brought to the B.C. Wildlife Park each year.
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January 29, 2020 - 11:57 AM

The B.C. Wildlife Park has finally achieved its goal of purchasing a portable, digital X-ray machine for its animals and for its Fawcett Family Wildlife Health Centre.

The Fawcett Family Wildlife Health Centre in the Kamloops wildlife park is the only full-service animal rehabilitation centre in the Southern Interior and sees about 300 to 500 animals come in every year.

Before getting their own X-ray machine, animals brought in had to be transported to local veterinary offices to have X-rays done, which caused further stress on the animal and used up more time and resources.

Now that the Fawcett Family Wildlife Health Centre has its own X-ray machine, the animals will undergo less stress and be able to avoid additional sedation during travel.

The B.C. Wildlife Park says in the release that it is grateful to the community and donors who helped to make this purchase possible.

For more on the B.C. Wildlife Park, check out their website here.

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