doctorVET Class IV Laser Therapy System - Therapy Laser; Finally Ready For Everyone
SOUND® has been the leader in veterinary imaging education and innovation for over 20 years and is now expanding its portfolio of industry leading products by introducing doctorVET, the first, class IV laser therapy system with Everything you need and Nothing you don’t.
doctoVET boasts an industry standard frequency range, penetrating wavelengths and optimized treatment times. All in the most cost-effective class IV laser therapy system on the market, but that’s just the beginning.
doctorVET PROVIDES REAL-TIME ADVICE with (TOBI) Treatments with On Board Instructions
Proper laser therapy training is essential to effective clinical use but it’s difficult to prepare a technician to treat every condition presented. doctorVET gives step-by-step instructions, from our team of experts, with a combined 20+ years of veterinary laser therapy experience. Within every phase of treatment, specialized advice is presented to guide the technician through techniques that have shown to provide optimum therapeutic efficacy.
ADAPTABLE TO YOUR NEEDS
Not every treatment or every animal is the same. Use the right tool for the job. doctorVET offers a wide range of optional clinical packages.
Learn more about the revolutionary doctorVET laser therapy system at the Sound® booth #3916
Why laser, for your practice and your patients?
How laser works to help the body heal itself?
When and where to use laser in a veterinary practice?
Laser Therapy is a clinically accepted modality and standard of care for many veterinary conditions.
A Therapy Laser pays for itself quickly and adds revenue to the practice.
Laser training needs to be consistent and can be challenging with tech turnover.
Virtually anyone in the practice can use laser.
Q: By now, everyone knows about laser but how does it work?
A: Laser stimulates the body to do what is does naturally, only faster and more efficiently. It increases local circulation (bringing more fresh blood to and more stagnant blood away the treatment site), extracts more nutrients from blood that arrives, then stimulates the cells to use those nutrients more efficiently. From there, the body takes over and the healing process follows.
Q: Why therapy laser over other options?
A: For the pets and their owners, laser offers relief without the harmful side effects to the liver and kidneys that may come from pain medications. In the case of some economically out-of-reach surgeries, laser can offer an affordable option to increase patient quality of life. For veterinarians, this is a service that can not be bought on-line; it brings pet-owners into the clinic, which then provides the opportunities to explore the other services they offer. Also this is technician-driven modality, so the operational cost is quite low, especially weighed against the revenue stream it provides.
Q: Is it well tolerated by animals?
A: Indeed, in fact there are photos all over the social media world of happy pets getting treated. Some even fall asleep during treatment, since to them it feels like a warm-handed petting.
Q: Where and when is laser most commonly used?
A: The bread-and-butter of laser is in pain cases, both acute and chronic. Wounds, both post-surgical or open-fleshed represent another hugely successful application. Infections and inflammatory conditions also respond consistently well.The bread-and-butter of laser is in pain cases, both acute and chronic. Wounds, both post-surgical or open-fleshed represent another hugely successful application. Infections and inflammatory conditions also respond consistently well.
Q: Is it fairly easy to get clients to accept laser?
A: Compliance on any modality depends highly on the staff’s confidence in it. After only a few weeks of treatments, once patients have received as little as 2-3 treatments, people start to realize that this a truly powerful therapeutic modality. Since it works and is very affordable to the pet-owners, compliance upwards of 95% is not uncommon.
Q: So it seems that laser benefits patient outcomes, how does it benefit the practice financially?
A: Again this a service-based modality that brings revenue at the level of what doctor’s time is worth, but at a cost of technicians. Beyond that, since it’s clinical applications are so broad, laser stands to be useful on upwards of 80% of the standard veterinary caseload.
Q: How long should it take to see a return on investment?
A: Again this depends on the clinic demographics, but the average clinic should expect to pay off the system in 6-8 months. As far as capital equipment goes, it is one of the most profitable investments a clinic could make.
Q: Can anyone use laser?
A: Yes. With proper training on laser safety, anyone can be certified to use the laser. Using it well is a different story. Laser therapy is something of an art form. This is why we have designed a self-training laser with real-time treatment advice that guides the practitioner through every step of the treatment. Included are tidbits on hand movement, anatomy to focus on, advice on treatment frequency, expectations along the treatment regimen, and even advice on how to modify a protocol if results have not yet met the expectations.
Q: What challenges should I expect while adopting laser?
A: This is not something taught in veterinary school and so some staff will be reluctant to trust the modality. Time and use of the modality will soon overcome this hesitation, but education is key. This is why it is important to have supplemental education material that demonstrates fundamental science, anecdotal case studies, and peer reviewed literature on laser to shorten this adoption period. We have developed doctorVetOnline for exactly this and more.
Q: Why is Sound adding laser and why is doctorVet different?
A: Sound has expanded its equipment arsenal and recently launched its Emerging Technologies division to offer technology that spans the need in a veterinary clinic. This includes advanced diagnostics like CT scanners and Fluoroscopy C-Arms, but the therapeutic segment was another obvious choice. We developed a laser that has all the essential specifications, and designed a workflow that bridged the gap that we saw in the industry: the gap between a good laser with appropriate output parameters and predictable, effective clinical outcomes. Everything you need, nothing you dont.
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