First in the field: a new kind of veterinary hospital

Image: The inflationary field hospital, supplied by SAVEM

Emergency services in South Australia have a new resource at their disposal, an inflatable veterinary hospital.

The 6 by 9 structure can be rolled up into a pack, weighing 176 kilograms and can be deployed in a hurry in an emergency zone.

The field hospital is the first of its kind in the nation and can be used for any emergency response where animals, pets, livestock, and wildlife, are directly impacted.

Rachel Westcott, Coordinator and Commander, South Australia Veterinary Emergency Management (SAVEM) spoke with the Wire about this new development in emergency response



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