Not every veterinarian offers mobile services, so if you are challenged with differentiating yourself from other veterinarians in your area, a great way to do that is to have a mobile response unit. There will always be pet owners that have pets that are difficult to transport or maybe even have mobility issues themselves. In addition, you can help them provide their terminal pet a dignified goodbye at home. While not all veterinary services can or should be done in a pet’s home, having the right veterinary equipment on hand gives you the opportunity to handle those that can. Here are a few items you might want for your mobile response unit.
- Mobile x-ray system– A wireless X-ray system lets you find out what is going on with a large animal, such as a horse, without the need to put it into a trailer and bring it to your veterinary clinic. It has the dual purpose of being able to move it between exam rooms so it can be used both at your clinic and out in the field.
- Portable ultrasound system– You’ll be all set to conduct a variety of applications in the field, including cardiology, obstetric, vascular, and abdominal ultrasounds.
- Handheld tonometer– Obtain precise IOP measurements to assess intraocular pressure to diagnose glaucoma, eye inflammation, and dehydration.
- Livestock scale– If you routinely treat large animals, a livestock scale is a wise piece of veterinary equipment to have in your mobile response unit. They are completely portable and most have a capacity of 5,000 pounds.
These are just a few of the veterinary equipment options that have portability for a mobile response unit. At Georgian Anesthesia and Medical Corp., we are happy to help you select everything you need to either set up a new unit or replace older equipment in a current unit.