Dr. Johnson recommends pregnancy diagnosis by ultrasound for sheep and goats at 45-90 days gestation. Other ultrasound capabilities will soon follow with additional training.
Today, she used the equipment for the first time with sheep, diagnosing pregnancy (or lack there of) in as many as 18 ewes per hour. There is a per head equipment fee in addition to the regular hourly rate. Call for more information and to schedule an appointment.
Also, CALVS has radiograph (xray) equipment now, allowing more specific diagnostic information for injured animals.
Both systems are top-of-the-line, providing substantial ruggedness for the farm environment and able to run entirely off of batteries for at least 2 hours each. This advanced equipment will help farmers make difficult decisions in the field by providing more complete diagnostic information. Dr. Johnson will be able to send digital images to radiograph veterinary specialists when needed for expert interpretation.
CALVS is owned and operated by Dr. Dianne Johnson. Dr. Johnson graduated from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech in May 2012. Dianne is thankful to be back in Vermont (the other “VT”), where she is close to her family and many friends.
Prior to establishing CALVS, Dr. Johnson did a 6-month internship at Cross-Border Equine in Springfield, VT. Dr. Johnson enjoys working with cattle, small ruminants, camelids, and horses, and will also work with swine and poultry on an as-needed basis. Dianne is especially interested in sustainable farming, pasture management, and preventative care.
In her spare time, Dianne enjoys reading, walking and hiking with her dog, and crafts.
Prior to studying veterinary medicine, Dianne studied psychology and worked as an outdoor education instructor. She enjoys teaching youth and adults husbandry and veterinary medical skills.