Banfield, The Pet Hospital Makes Donation to Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine

March 26, 2010 • Portland, Ore.

PORTLAND, Ore.—March 26, 2010—New digital radiography equipment donated by Banfield, The Pet Hospital® was installed at the clinical teaching hospital on the campus of Tuskegee University this week. This $55,000 equipment donation was a joint effort by Banfield and Red Mountain Imaging and included a Kodak DirectView CR System, a full multi station OmniArchive PACS system and three Lenovo workstations. 

Michael Bailey, DVM, Dipl. ACVR is a board-certified radiologist for Banfield and helped coordinate this donation. “Veterinary medicine is moving toward a totally Dicom supported digital imaging environment. This donation allows the university to educate their students on the most advanced imaging technology available,” said Bailey. “Ultimately, these students will enter the work force with a familiarity of the latest diagnostic tools which will help their transition into the profession.” 

This donation gives Tuskegee veterinary students access to the latest digital imaging technology and provides hands-on learning opportunities working with high-quality imaging modalities. The equipment also allows students and faculty to view all patient images in a digital format at any of the workstations and is compatible for use on all of the universities x-ray machines for both Pets and large animals. 

“Developing highly-competent animal health care providers requires access to the latest tools available in our profession” says Diane Wilson, DVM, Department of Clinical Sciences, Radiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Tuskegee University. “The hands-on training and case study experience our students will receive as a result of this donation will be extremely beneficial to enhancing their understanding of radiology and its practical applications.” 

About Banfield, The Pet Hospital
Founded in Portland, Ore., in 1955, Banfield has become the largest Pet general veterinary practice in the world, with more than 750 hospitals in neighborhoods across the United States. More than 2,000 veterinarians at Banfield are committed to giving Pets the highest quality of veterinary care. Banfield hospitals offer a full range of comprehensive medical services, computerized medical records, preventive care plans for Pets and extended operating hours. Banfield is the only veterinary practice in the world with an extensive quality assurance program. Banfield, The Pet Hospital helps extend the lives of millions of Pets each year through our Optimum Wellness Plans. For journalists seeking more information, please visit our press room at http://www.banfield.net/press-room or contact our Media Hotline at 888-355-0595 (no sales calls, please).

About Tuskegee University CVMNAH 
The Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine, Nursing and Allied Health (CVMNAH) is composed of the School of Veterinary Medicine (Animal Health) and the School of Nursing and Allied Health (Human Health). The College is the only one of its kind in the USA where Animal Health (Veterinary Medicine) and Human Health (Nursing and Allied Health) are interlinked and merged under one College within the framework of the One Medicine ~ One Health approach. The Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine (TUSVM) historically was established in 1945. TUSVM graduated its first class of fully qualified veterinarians in 1949. Since then, it has graduated more than 70% of the African-American veterinarians in the USA. TUSVM graduates hold key leadership positions in the government, military, academia and in the international arena. TUSVM is fully accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association. For more information, please visit www.onemedicine.tuskegee.edu/ and www.tuskegee.edu/.