AVC Receives Donation to Purchase New Equine Surgery Table

A generous donation has allowed the Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC) to purchase a new equine surgery table.

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A generous donation from the Equine Foundation of Canada has allowed the University of Prince Edward Island’s Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC) to purchase a state-of-the-art Haico equine surgery table.

The table holds animals weighing up to 1,300 kilograms or 2,900 pounds. It has adjustable side panels, some of which can be removed, that assist with safe positioning of large patients, and it can be tilted in different directions because of its advanced hydraulic system. The table can be moved around by one person, even with a horse on it, and it is very easy to clean.

Aimie Doyle, BSc, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS, a large animal surgeon at AVC, says that the new table improves the ability of the large animal surgeons at AVC to service their patients.

“The table is fantastic,” she says. “I’ve operated on a lot of different surgery tables during my career, and this one is head and shoulders above any other I have used

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