Diagnostic imaging equipment has always been a serious financial and operational consideration for a veterinary practitioner, and the price of getting it wrong can become a real bone of contention for years to come.
“The frustration I see on vets’ faces when I walk into a practice to try and sort out the myriad problems that have been created from choosing the wrong equipment is heartbreaking,” says Justin Baldwin of Just Imaging. Justin noticed vets are often “dazzled by terrific images” that mask difficult user-interface issues, poor image-storage solutions, troublesome integration issues and the list goes on and on, including hidden lifecycle costs that escalate into thousands of dollars once the equipment is out of warranty or service contract.
“X-ray and imaging equipment has a long lifespan, so the trouble is people are inexperienced at purchasing this type of equipment. Most issues come from not knowing the right questions to ask in the research phase, including lifecycle costs, ease of use, or how it will integrate or scale to the practice needs over time. Another mistake vets inadvertently make is to ask advice from the wrong source. Even a trusted colleague, for example, may not be using the latest or most current technologies or fully understand another practice’s needs when making their recommendations.”
Justin goes on to say the impacts of a wrong choice can bring a practice to a standstill, leaving patients waiting or worse, having to refer the patient elsewhere when they find out repair parts are non-existent locally, or there is a lack of technical support for the equipment here in Australia.
“You really want to know this from the start before you buy and save the headaches and heartaches, not to mention the financial costs in the long term.”
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