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What to Look for in a Veterinary Anesthesia Machine

by Luke Gregory

A veterinary anesthesia machine is an important piece of equipment for your clinic. What this machine does is twofold: the veterinary anesthesia machine both manages the oxygen that animals under anesthesia receive and administers the correct amount of anesthesia to keep the animal safely under.

When you need a new machine, you'll find that medical advancements have made veterinary anesthesia machines more convenient and easy to use. Whether you want a new or used piece of equipment for your veterinary practice, here are some things to look for in a veterinary anesthesia machine.


There will be times that you have to perform surgery on an animal outside your normal surgery room. For example, a horse may be too large to fit into a surgical room and must be operated on in a stall. Or you may be called out to a local farm or zoo to perform surgeries there. For this reason, select a portable anesthesia machine for veterinary use that can easily be moved and assembled in various settings.

Before using your veterinary anesthesia machine for the first time, practice setting up and taking down the unit. In times of emergency, you won't have time to figure out how to make the unit work correctly, so become familiar with how the portable aspects of this machine work.


Whether you typically operate on house pets or exotic animals, you need a veterinary anesthesia machine that is able to administer various amounts of oxygen and general anesthesia to your clients. Smaller animals, such as rodents or cats, require less anesthesia than larger animals, like big dogs or horses, so you want to make sure the unit you choose has measurements for all your animal patient needs.

Ease of use

A veterinary anesthesia machine that has automatic inputs is ideal for your practice. You can simply put in the units you need and the machine will do the work for you. Manual inputs allow more chances for human error; selecting a machine that automatically sets up the correct amounts of fluids and oxygen then regularly administers them on its own is vital for keeping your patients safe during surgery.

Never leave a veterinary anesthesia machine totally unattended during surgery. Your medical supplier will help you select the best machine for your practice based on the type of animal patients you have and your budget. You may consider buying a new or used unit.