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Accuro Donation Will Stop Vets Nodding Off

Accuro Donation Will Stop Vets Nodding Off

February 5, 2014

Accuro Health Insurance is helping to prevent vets falling asleep.

Accuro, based in Wellington, is financially assisting Wellington SPCA with the installation of scavenger units that extract noxious fumes involved in aesthetics.

Installing the fumes extraction systems at the SPCA’s new teaching hospital, its surgery and x-ray areas will allow more vets, vet nurses and students to be present during procedures.

Wellington SPCA’s Marketing and Fundraising Manager, Mark Collyns, explains that animals have to be put under anaesthetic far more often than humans as they don’t understand how to sit still and behave while having procedures such as teeth cleaning or X-rays.

Without scavenger units to extract fumes, vets, nurses and students, observing the surgery, could be overcome by the anaesthesia that sometimes leaks from the procedure and fall asleep. In the past participation at the teaching hospital has been limited because of this.

“Thanks to the generosity of Accuro Health Insurance, Wellington SPCA will install six units – two in the sterile surgery, two in the non-sterile surgery, one in the hospital and one in the x-ray room,” Mark Collyns says.

“Educating the next generation of vets and veterinary care professionals is a key part of how Wellington SPCA can make a positive impact on the welfare of animals.

“It’s essential to be able to host students in areas where anaesthesia is being administered so they can observe procedures close-up.”

Accuro’s General Manager, Sales and Marketing, Kelleigh Aston, is delighted the donation from the not-for-profit organisation will enhance the SPCA’s ability to function and make a worthwhile contribution to the welfare of animals in its care.

“During December we asked our members and brokers what cause we should donate to and the SPCA came out as a clear favourite,” Kelleigh says.

“Wellness is a key part of Accuro’s philosophy and pets contribute to people’s wellbeing. Knowing that we can help increase the volume of veterinary care is important to us and our members.”

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