Our Story

Our story begins with Bailey. Bailey was a gentle, friendly and playful chocolate Cocker Spaniel and was beloved by his family. When Bailey was just a pup he ran out excitedly to meet the family car when he accidentally got caught under a tire.

His family rushed him to the local veterinarian for emergency treatment. Horrified and anxious for any news, the family waited for the doctor to return with word of Bailey's condition. When the doctor returned, it was determined that Bailey would need X-Rays immediately to determine how extensive the injury was and what steps should be taken next. Using his trusty old film X-Ray system, the doctor carefully took several views of Baileys rear extremities and abdomen. However, this was a long arduous process that resulted in films that were not entirely clear. As the time passed, waiting on the results, the family became more and more worried as they wondered if Bailey would live.

Greg, Fovea’s founder and Baileys human dad, wondered why the process took so long, and how it could be made better. The process of radiography had been around for decades, but not much advancement had been made. He knew then and there that it was time for a change. Greg assembled a team of engineers and professionals guided by veterinarians, technicians and radiologists to investigate how to take the emerging developments of digital X-Ray that existed in human radiography and use them to create a whole new leap in technology for veterinary clinics. A digital X-Ray system was created, exclusively for veterinarians, their unique workflow and demanding diagnostic needs.

Fovea was born.

About Our Name

 

Where does 'Fovea' come from?


Each of us has what is known as 'fovea centralis' in each one of our eyes. This small depression in the retina of your eye contains a significant amount more cone cells than it does rod cells, which is what allows it to give you high visual acuity. These cone cells are also responsible for color vision and are able to function at their best in well lit environments. The fovea is also responsible for about half of the information that your optic nerve carries, the rest being from the retina. It is for the visual acuity of the fovea centralis that we decided to become 'Fovea'.

Diagram of Eye

Our goal is that our x-ray machine show you the finer details of every animal companion that comes in needing assistance. Everything should be plainly visible to you, and in focus, quickly and efficiently, so that you can help as many as possible without an extended waiting period.

Sometimes, lives are on the line. Other times, family is on the line, and it's up to you to save those lives, quickly and to your best ability, and we want to help.