Location South West England
What Lindsay does: I am a certified Veterinary Thermographer, running a mobile business in SW England. Veterinary Thermal Imaging has been honed and developed over the past thirty years, and scientifically proven in its benefits to vets and other practitioners.
Veterinary Thermal Imaging provides a valuable addition to existing diagnostic tools such as X-rays, CT, MRI and Ultrasound scanning offered by your Vet. It also provides a visual management tool for owners and professionals monitoring or treating injury, illness or disease.
Veterinary Thermal Imaging is very sensitive to changes in the muscular, vascular, skeletal and nervous systems, detecting temperature differences of less than 0.05oC which is 40 times more sensitive than the human hand.
Veterinary Thermal Imaging fills a gap in clinical diagnosis tools, and shows the animal’s physiological state by graphically mapping skin surface temperature in response to changes in blood flow.
Today’s high definition imaging allows anatomical structures to be easily discerned, and pinpoint the seat of pain, allowing diagnosis or more targeted tests to be performed – saving both time and money.
Veterinary Thermal Imaging effectively indentifies musuloskeletal problems, soft-tissue injuries, nerve dysfunction, dental issues, hoof balance, and can even be used to aid in the early detection of cancer and to check saddle fit. It objectively measures the extent of any issues, and is highly effective for monitoring recovery progress.
As it uses a small, high definition, mobile passive sensor, Veterinary Thermal Imaging has the advantage of being completely non-invasive and non-contact and therefore does not require sedation or emit any harmful radiation, saving stress and money.
Additionally, Veterinary Thermal Imaging offers considerable financial savings on other diagnostic investigations and often eliminates the need for a battery of other tests. Clinical uses for Veterinary Thermal Imaging include, determining the extent of a diagnosed injury, detecting early lesions before they are clinically evident, identifying areas not previously identified where further diagnostic tests should be performed, and monitoring the healing process before the anumal is returned to work or training.
Qualifications: Certified Veterinary Thermographer, Advanced Diploma in Animal Behaviour and Training, BSc (Hons) Psychology.
Other courses and projects undertaken include a 3 month Bear Management volunteer placement with Animals Asia Foundation at their China Bear Rescue Centre, Tellington Touch, and Wolf Behaviour and Ecology.