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ID:	55802 Davies Veterinary Specialists (Davies) has donated a pulse oximeter to the Worldwide Veterinary Service (WVS) to help the charity continue to save lives around the world.
A pulse oximeter is a vital tool to measure blood oxygenation during anaesthesia and surgery in animals and humans. The unit was given to Davies by their equipment supplier PROACT Medical for the referral practice to donate to a worthy organisation of their choice.
“PROACT Medial is very generous with its support for veterinary anaesthesia in the developing world,” said Louise Clark, who is Head of Anaesthesia at Davies “This pulse oximeter is one of several essential pieces of kit that they have donated over recent years. They asked us to find a suitable recipient for it and we chose the WVS for the amazing work they do for animals in need, wherever they are around the globe.”
A pulse oximeter is a potentially lifesaving tool for the early recognition of problems associated with anaesthesia. Within human healthcare it is included by the World Health Organisation on their surgical safety checklist.
The Worldwide Veterinary Service provides free expert care to animals in need all over the world, by sending vets where they are needed most. The Service trains vets at their International Training Centres in India and Thailand together with running bespoke courses throughout Asia and Africa.
Luke Gamble BVSc DVM&S FRCVS, CEO at WVS said: “Thank you to Davies and to PROACT Medical for this exceptionally kind gift. Your generosity is especially welcomed after the challenging past 18 months of operation during the pandemic. "We are sending this really great gift out to our new centre in the Galapagos, where we are championing the control of street dogs to protect the wildlife conservation on the island and support training of vets in South America who attend our surgical training programmes."
Karl Kolodziejczyk UK Business Manager for PROACT Medical said: “We are delighted to hear that WVS will benefit from the donated equipment, it is very much the intention to support such great people whenever possible.”

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