New cart will aid transport of small ruminants throughout hospital

Goat cart

Large animal hospital technicians are shown with Portia, a Lamancha goat, inside the new “Hart Cart” stock donated by the owners of grateful clients.

Alan and Yvonne Hart, owners of Windmill Acres Goat Dairy and clients of the UF Large Animal Hospital, recently donated a transportable small ruminant stock as a gesture of appreciation for services they have received at UF over the years.

Alan Hart refurbished a goat head catch with extra padding and wheels to create a special cart for better mobility of patients throughout the hospital. The “Hart Cart” will also improve clinicians’ ability to examine the small ruminant patient. Shown with the new cart outside of our Food Animal Barn are three of our large animal technicians, Ashley, Karina and Tracy, with Portia, a LaMancha goat patient.

“I would especially like to thank Dr. Kelleman and Dr. Maunsell,” Alan Hart said. “Both of these individuals have gone the extra mile when treating our animals. They not only provided care but also provided advice and guidance. We were motivated to donate this piece of equipment due to the fact that all of the staff have always acted compassionately and worked unwavering to heal our animals. No matter what the outcome was we could never complain about the service.”

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