On Tuesday, 3rd July, we welcomed almost 50 referring vets to the hospital to celebrate the official opening of our new state-of-the-art Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) and enjoy a summer barbecue.
Completed at the end of 2017, the MICU is a purpose-built facility where each patient is housed within a stable with its own dedicated nursing area. The clinical team in the MICU is led by our RCVS Veterinary Specialists in Equine Internal Medicine and our medical and nursing teams have access to state-of-the-art facilities, equipment and technology. Strict protocols are in place to ensure that the highest levels of biosecurity are maintained for our sickest patients. The facility has already been used extensively this year and has greatly enhanced our critical care service.
Our guests, who came from practices far and wide, listened to talks by Internal Medicine Specialists Celia Marr, Emily Haggett and Cat Mackenzie, along with Pathologist Jill Bryan, before being given a tour of the new MICU facilities. Afterwards, more members of our hospital team joined in to enjoy a hog roast barbecue, drinks and games on yet another blistering hot summer’s evening.
The event coincided with England’s World Cup match against Colombia and many people disappeared into one of the MICU stables at 7pm, where a large TV screen was set up to allow everyone who was interested to enjoy the action from Russia, which happily resulted in a famous win for England, preceding their quarter finals victory on Saturday! A perfect end to the day!
More pictures from the event can be viewed on our Facebook page.
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