Generous gift benefits current clients and future vets at Dayboro

16 Apr 2018

SVS clinic dog and clientThe University of Queensland’s Dayboro Vet Clinic will improve student training in diagnostic microscopy and pathology techniques while benefitting current patients thanks to a generous donation towards specialised equipment.

Ms Hilary Huey, a 1970 UQ Diploma in Physical Education graduate, annually supports the delivery of veterinary education through a $2500 contribution to  the Webb-Jenkins Endowment Fund.

In 2018, Ms Huey, a long-time supporter, also donated additional cash funds towards the purchase of a microscope, camera and screen to improve both student teaching outcomes and the ongoing treatment of case animals at UQ Vets Dayboro. 

Veterinarian Dr Suzie Lindley said: “Having such an interactive teaching tool makes the identification of organisms much simpler, improving treatment for our patients, and we are very grateful for Hilary’s support to enhance our in-house pathology facility.”

Dr Lindley said in-house laboratory work allowed students to experience the diagnosis and treatment of conditions such as internal and external parasites (worms and mites), skin conditions, ear infections and mastitis in all species from dogs, cats, poultry, horses, cattle, to alpacas and goats.

“Many students have not had the opportunity to develop laboratory skills outside the classroom and benefit immensely from examining images first-hand under a microscope in real time with an experienced staff member guiding them through the identification and subsequent treatment process,” she said.

UQ VETS Dayboro is a mixed practice teaching hospital located North West of Brisbane staffed by five veterinarians and six veterinary nurses.

It has been owned and operated by UQ for more than 30 years, and provides  a unique and valuable “real life” experience for fifth year veterinary students and final year veterinary technicians, with the opportunity to work a variety of cases in a safe and supportive environment.

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