Veterinary Equipment: What You Need When Setting Up a Clinic


From exam tables to autoclaves, these tools and tech are must-haves for any new vet clinic. Just as with any profession, there are certain pieces of equipment every veterinarian must acquire before a new vet practice can open and animals can start receiving treatment.

These tools, devices and technologies allow vets to provide stellar, efficient medical care to pet-patients and must not be overlooked when putting together your clinic equipment purchase list. Here’s a list of some of the most essential veterinary equipment any new vet clinic must have.

IV pumps

Almost all veterinary clinics use IV pumps to administer fluids, drugs and other supplements during surgeries and other treatments. IV pumps are the preferred method for controlling the delivery of a constant rate infusion (CRI) of the substance to be provided to the patient, for a consistent or time-dependent effect. This is particularly critical when the medication administered has potentially potent or adverse clinical effects. And while there are cheaper IV flow-control devices on the market, pumps are multi-use, non-disposable, readily available and more cost-effective in the long-term.