July 24, 2023
Contact: Brian Consiglio, 573-882-9144, email@example.com
WHAT: The MU College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) is hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the new Standing Computerized Tomography (CT) scanner — the only one of its kind in Missouri — and the new Wallenberg Small Animal Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Suite.
Compared to a standard CT scanner, a Standing CT scanner allows three dimensional (3D) images of large animals to be taken without the patient lying down. This eliminates the need for — and risks associated with — general anesthesia, while also increasing accuracy and efficiency for diagnostics and treatments.
The Wallenberg Small Animal Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Suite was established with a generous gift from Tom Wallenberg, a former client of the MU Veterinary Health Center who would bring in his dogs for treatment. The state-of-the-art facility will meet the needs of athletic and working animals as well as all animals in need of rehabilitation therapy.
- Carolyn Henry, dean of CVM
- Gerelyn Henry, director of the MU Veterinary Health Center
- Bess Pierce, teaching professor and chief of small animal sports medicine and rehabilitation
- Joanne Kramer, associate teaching professor of equine surgery
- Chamber of Commerce ambassador
MU College of Veterinary Medicine Large Animal Hospital Lounge
900 E. Campus Drive
Wednesday, July 26
NOTE: Parking will be available in the Large Animal Hospital parking lot next to the Veterinary Health Center. Media interested in attending may contact Brian Consiglio of the MU News Bureau at 573-882-9144 or firstname.lastname@example.org.