Equip your space like the pros


You know what it takes to build a Hospital of the Year. Now find out what it takes to make it run.

Every year, we share dozens of photos and stories of Hospitals of the Year and Merit Award winners from the Veterinary Economics Hospital Design Competition. We prove that these facilities are beautifully designed and finished. But what good is a pretty space without the equipment to fill it? Now you can dive into the equipment lists from the two 2015 Hospitals of the Year and go comparison-shop for yourself. Maybe some items are out of your price range today, but that doesn't mean these items aren't in your tomorrow. Veterinarians can dream, can't they?

General Practice Hospital of the Year-Atwater Veterinary Center, Atwater, California 

$2,438,853 total cost of facility / $138,673 equipment and computers = 6% of total cost

Anesthesia equipment: Three Fortec and one Highland Medical Isofluorane vaporizers, with monitoring equipment by Cardell, ApAlert and VetSpecs VSM100 multiparameter monitoring systems 

Laboratory equipment:

> IDEXX LaserCyte DX hematology analyzer

> IDEXX Catalyst DX chemistry analyzer

> Abaxis VetScan VSpro specialty analyzer 

Cages: Shor-Line

Dog runs: Shor-Line PVC with glass fronts and “lazy susan” water and food bowl insets

Dental: Corix Medical Systems dental X-ray generator


> GE Logiq Book (small animal)

> BCF Technology Easi-Scan units (large animal)

Mobile lift tables: Shor-Line

Practice management software: Avimark

Surgical tables: Shor-Line

Grooming: Stainless steel Shor-Line tub

Lighting: Medical Illumination MI-1000 LED for surgery and MI-500 LED for procedures


Specialty Practice Hospital of the Year-Palm Beach Veterinary Specialists, Palm Beach, Florida

$11,150,000 total cost of facility / $2,550,000 equipment and computers = 23% of total cost

Anesthesia equipment:

> Matrx VMS anesthesia machines with VIP 3000 vaporizers and ventilators

> Bird Mark 8 respirator in triage 


Laboratory equipment and monitors:

> Abaxis VetScan VS2 chemistry, electrolyte, immunoassay and blood gas analyzer

> Abaxis VetScan HM5 hematology analyzer

> SurgiVet Advisor Vital Signs Monitors with ECG, digital pulse oximetry, heart rate and blood pressure, End-tidal CO2, respiratory rate and temperature

> Mindray Passport Patient Monitors

Cages: Shor-Line, Suburban Surgical and Ken-Kage

Dog runs: Masonry walls with seamless epoxy walls and integral cove base; fronts are custom Mason Company stainless steel gates 

Digital radiography:

> Varian 21EX Linear Accelerator

> Toshiba Aquilion Veterinary CT Scanner

> GE MRI system with short-bore magnet

> Sedecal Vet Ray unit

> Bennett high-frequency unit with Eklin DR Imaging

Endoscopy: Karl Storz veterinary endoscopy system and tower


Lift tables: Suburban Surgical Regal Vet-Mate table 

Practice management software: DVMAX 


> Philips Healthcare iU22 xMATRIX in ultrasound exam room

> Hitachi Aloka ProSound Alpha 6 in triage 

Medical gasses: BeaconMedæs and LEI Medical 

Surgery and treatment central vacuum: MD Silent-Master Central Unit

Reference laboratory equipment:

> Siemens Advia 120 hematology system

> Olympus AU640 chemistry immuno system

> Siemens Clinitek Automated Urine Chemistry Analyzer. 

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