Centrifuges are commonly found in veterinary clinics. You might come across one if you take your pet to the vet. If you’re familiar with benchtop centrifuges, the veterinary centrifuge functions in the same way as other centrifuge units used in labs and diagnostic centers.
Investing in a veterinary centrifuge is a long-term decision. Before you buy one, think about how you’ll use it in your animal clinic. When considering purchasing one, consider the following:
Where is the centrifuge going to be used?
Will the veterinary centrifuge be used in a veterinary clinic, an animal facility, or mobile vehicle for fieldwork? Knowing the unit’s conditions greatly aids in narrowing down your centrifuge options.
If you work in an in-house animal facility where medical diagnostics are frequently performed, you might want to settle for a floor-level centrifuge. These centrifuges can handle larger sample sizes for testing. They aid in the preparation of samples to be studied, especially when there are multiple animals whose conditions require diagnosis.
Do your veterinary activities frequently necessitate fieldwork?
If you do veterinary work outside of your clinic or animal hospital, a smaller, portable centrifuge is ideal. It can be stored in the mobile clinic’s vehicle and only used when needed.
What routine tests are performed in the animal clinic?
Do you primarily perform general lab tests, or do you also perform haematocrit and serological tests? More testing procedures may necessitate the use of specific centrifuges; it is best to determine which type best suits your testing needs before purchasing a centrifuge unit.