Candlewood Equine started using Metron and Support Services in November 2009. We had the opportunity to work with Dr. Emond over the winter. Like most veterinarians, he has come to depend on x-ray capabilities as a critical contribution to diagnosis and treatment. Dr. Emond chose to purchase Metron with the new AllPro Trek. After a slow start, he did not get the images he expected. He faced a couple of challenges that included some issues with the scanner and the transition from high speed film to digital x-ray.
After working with Metron Support Services and AllPro, a unique issue with the scanner was diagnosed and the doctor received a new replacement - so far so good! Read more
about a case study using Metron software on a young horse with a potential club foot disorder. (Article on page three of the newsletter.)
In addition, Metron support worked with Dr. Emond to consistently produce x-ray images that meet and exceed his expectations. The doctor is now using the new Metron equine technique chart and Metron custom scanner setup. The combination of changes is producing images with higher resolution and greater contrast.
Thank you Dr. Emond for having the confidence in us to work through the problems and produce solutions. In addition, you helped us to further validate the reliability of our new Metron equine image quality process. The early work that you and other veterinarians have shared now makes ready an easy transition from old to new for all equine veterinarians using Metron.
Dr. Ronald Emond founded Candlewood Equine
in 1985 as a solo equine practitioner providing ambulatory veterinary services in Connecticut and New York. The ambulatory part of the practice services approximately 1800 horses. His growing expertise in theriogenology led to the expansion of a reproduction clinic at the present location in Bridgewater, Connecticut. This facility provides veterinary services for the breeding of mares and stallions, and also offers advanced fertility techniques such as embryo recovery and transfer, and a complete frozen semen program from collection to storage and world-wide distribution.
The mission of Candlewood Equine is to provide our patients with superior medical and surgical treatment supported by comprehensive preventative healthcare planning. These services are offered by a compassionate, professional staff with an emphasis on ethical conduct and a commitment to preserving the human/animal bond.