Dr. Robert Baratt with Salem Valley Veterinary Clinic started using Metron in Sept of 2009. His reason for going to Metron was that he wanted better image quality and knew that he should be able to get it. But he was not able to get what he wanted with his VetRay software nor could he get any assistance from VetRay support. He saw the Metron Imaging Software at a wet lab session and was able to work with it during the labs. Seeing the quality of the images being produced, after the show he decided to purchase Metron.
When he moved to Metron, he immediately saw an improvement right out of the box. Working directly with Metron Support Services he was able to get even better image quality. Over the last two and a half years, he also states that the ease of getting the better image quality has improved as well. Dr. Baratt states "In the beginning, we needed to do adjustments and tweaks ourselves to get the images to look as we wanted. Even though the process was straightforward to do, it was still extra clicks. Now with the advanced anatomy filters, it is simpler." Dr. Baratt adds, "Once the support team knew the way I like to look at images, they were able to further customize my filter options to my liking."
"Metron has also been great with communication with sending images to my offsite backup solution and for sharing images with clients and referral practices". Metron has been a great tool and he emphasizes that he has seen even more improvements in the last six month especially with dental imaging. Dr Baratt uses Metron in his equine side of the business and is planning to move his small animal dental over to Metron as well. The Metron Support Services Team provides great service and they go "well beyond what is expected with support."
In closing, Dr. Baratt says, "I originally wasn't sure I was going to be able to get the image quality I wanted with a CR system but with Metron I have been able to achieve it. I continually tell my colleagues if they want awesome images just move to Metron!"
Salem Valley Veterinary Clinic in Salem, CT is a full service equine and small animal hospital. It is our commitment to provide quality veterinary care throughout the life of your companion animal. Our services and facilities are designed to assist in routine preventive care for young, healthy animals; early detection and treatment of disease as your companion animal ages; and complete medical and surgical care as necessary during his or her lifetime.
Dr. Baratt graduated from the Colorado State College of Veterinary Medicine in 1981 after obtaining a Master's degree in Pathology. He founded Salem Valley Equine Clinic in 1983, and the equine practice eventually expanded to include companion animals in 1992. Salem Valley Veterinary Clinic has grown to employ 4 veterinarians and 9 support staff. He has developed a keen interest in dentistry, and is the first veterinarian to obtain Fellowship in the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry in both small animal and equine dentistry and is now an alternate pathway resident in dentistry at Cornell University. Dr. Baratt travels extensively to instruct fellow veterinarians and veterinary students in both companion animal and equine dentistry with lectures and hands-on wetlabs.