New Hearing Screening Service now available at Davies
We have recently expanded our Neurology service to offer a Hearing Assessment Clinic for dogs and cats.
Our new Hearing Assessment Clinic caters for dog and cat breeds on screening programmes for congenital deafness and for individuals where hearing loss is suspected.
The clinic is led by neurology technician Julia Freeman, a leading exponent of the Brainstem Auditory Evoked Response (BAER) screening test. Julia was a neurology technician at the Animal Health Trust for 31 years, until it closed in July 2020. Along with colleagues there, she helped to develop and implement BAER testing as a screening process in animals at risk of congenital deafness. This is now recognised as the Gold Standard in deafness testing by organisations such as The Kennel Club and various breed clubs in the UK.
Tim Richardson, Managing Director of Davies said: “We are delighted to welcome Julia to the team at Davies. As one of the UK’s leaders in this highly specialised field, she enables us to offer hearing screening, hearing tests and electrodiagnostics across the relevant disciplines, at the very highest level.”
Julia pictured with a young Dalmatian patient.
Image courtesy of Oliloudalmatians