There are a number of reasons why veterinary professionals might choose to purchase portable medical equipment. The most obvious reason is for convenience, but every person’s reasons may be different. A person can purchase these types of machines from a number of distributors, manufacturers or equipment stores. No matter where a person makes their purchase from, there are a few things they may want to consider before making their purchase.
You want to make sure that the company you are considering purchasing equipment from is reputable. Are they known for providing excellent customer service and selling high-quality, reliable products at a fair price? Many people will talk to others to see if they can get a review of a particular company or distributor. It is important to make sure that your equipment comes with some type of guarantee or warranty. Even if you are purchasing used equipment it should still be fully functional when you purchase it.
When purchasing a portable vet ultrasound machine you will most likely want to try and get one of the newest models possible. Newer equipment is compatible with more equipment, provides better images and is easier to service than an older, out of date model. By purchasing older equipment you also run the risk of patients thinking you may not be providing state-of-the-art care. It is also important to make sure that your equipment has been tested and will meet all cosmetic and mechanical standards.
Some people like to purchase their portable vet ultrasound machine as an addition to equipment that they already have. Many veterinarians that work in large multi-doctor practices may need more than one machine and they are also helpful for doctors that make house calls or have mobile practices. Portable machines are often easier to use on small patients and they can also be used in an emergency during a surgical procedure.