Purchasing a new anesthesia machine for your veterinary practice is a huge decision and one you want to get right. To identify what you need and ensure the viability of your machine on a long-term basis, ask yourself these questions to start:
- How much space does your clinic have available for the machine?
- Is hypothermia during surgery a risk for your patients?
- Do you use either an anesthesia ventilator or monitor for interventions?
- Do you have plans to use more than one type of gas?
- What types of animals do you work with?
After identifying immediate needs for your anesthesia machine by asking yourself the above-listed questions, you should also consider the future of your equipment. Think about possible repair and maintenance issues in addition to where the machine was manufactured, what the warranty from the distributor is like, the length of the warranty, and the cost of repairs and maintenance.
Do not underestimate the value of conducting in-depth research on the different anesthesia machine models available to find the right one for your practice. Compare things like the dimension of the machine, installation options (such as wall-mount or mobile), storage space, and stability.
You should also contact us at Georgian Anesthesia and Medical Corp. before deciding on a final purchase. As a supplier of veterinary equipment with years of experience, we can solidify your clinic’s needs and make recommendations regarding the best equipment for your practice’s requirements. Give us a call today!