VSC uses CT imaging to help Orca scientists
Last Thursday was a normal weekday for VCA Veterinary Specialty Center in many ways. We were booked with appointments and saw many of our normal furry canine and feline friends. But around 12:30pm, something new was brought to our building. Scientists brought us an Orca; L-112 to be exact. Now, how could an Orca fit in the building you ask? We were brought a portion of the Orca, so we could scan her head and brain to see if there was any information that might help the scientists determine why L-112 had passed away recently.
As anyone from Washington State can tell you, we are attached to our three pods that live here. J, K and L pods are known the frequent the waters in the Puget Sound and give us quite a thrill when they visible in the area. We were excited to help out and we really thank everyone involved! The attached link will take you to King 5's news report about L-112's CT. We are busy studying the images and hope to provide any useful clues to the scientists.
Interested in learning more about the local Orca pods? Take a look at the Orca Network, http://www.orcanetwork.org/, a non-profit group in Washington State, dedicated to education and preservation of our resident population.