Briefs: veterinarians get ultrasound certification, Barron Heating expands

Lacie Howe and Sheryl Huizenga of Kulshan Veterinary Hospital in Lynden completed and passed an ultrasound training program that expands the hospitals abilities.

Passing the Oncura Partners abdominal ultrasound training and certification program allows Howe and Huizenga to perform abdominal ultrasounds on an ultrasound machine that the veterinary hospital recently purchased.

The new ultrasound machine allows for digital storage, which makes images easy to transfer to other hospitals in the event of a referral, veterinary spokesperson Sarah DeKoster said in an email.

This new technology also allows Kulshan Veterinary Hospital to perform ultrasounds for other veterinary hospitals.

Barron Heating expands service, wins award

After hiring subcontractors for more than one million dollars worth of work last year, Barron Heating added electrical and weatherization divisions to the company.

“It’s all connected: your home, ducts, air quality, energy efficiency, furnace, crawlspace and attic,” Thoren Rogers, a building performance administrator with Barron, said in a press release. “You can’t go into even a simple project like replacing a furnace without considering the rest.”

The Ferndale-based company also won a “Best of 2014” award from, a website that ranks businesses based on customer reviews.

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