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Veterinary Instruments

Veterinary Surgical Instruments

For Veterinarians

Apiary Medical is an authorized distributor of high-quality German instruments. One of our specialties is precision surgical instruments for veterinary surgeons.

Trusted Surgical Instrument Supplier to World Leaders

Many world leaders and innovators in veterinary medicine and surgery have found in high-quality German a trusted and reliable partner. Apiary Medical provides high-quality German instruments with excellent customer service and pricing.

Verified Veterinary Surgical Instrument Quality

Every High-quality German surgical instrument must pass detailed Quality Assurance (QA) tests before it can be sold. Instruments are tested for:

  • Material
  • Pattern Consistency
  • Workmanship
  • Critical Dimensions
  • Function

Extensive Surgical Instrument resource

The Apiary Medical partner’s catalogs contain thousands of instrument patterns including many patterns primarily used in veterinary surgical procedures. To view the instruments available, visit our catalog. For a quick answer on availability of instruments made by other companies, use our search feature or email/fax us a copy of the instrument or brand-name and part number.

Custom Instrumentation Development

We offer development of custom or hard-to-find instruments that you currently do not see in our product brochure. If you would like an accurate quotation, send a sample, sketch, or a drawing and we will provide you with a fast answer on pricing and availability.

Competitive Pricing for Precision Veterinary Surgery Instruments

We have proven that better instruments can be found at prices often 20% to 30% less than other high-priced brands. We keep our overhead costs low and our quality high so that we can pass the savings on to our customers.

The Best Guarantee in The Veterinary Surgical Instrument Industry

Each surgical instrument has a lifetime quality guarantee and a one year 100% satisfaction guarantee. Use any instrument for a year, if you are not completely happy, for any reason, return it for a 100% refund. No restocking fees, no hassles.

Quality Service

We bring 50 years of experience in veterinary surgical instruments to your customer service experience, so you can count on us to solve instrument problems or hand-to-find pattern requests quickly and efficiently. Your calls will be answered by knowledgeable professionals dedicated to providing the highest levels of service. Some of our customer service highlights include:

If you have any questions or problems regarding instruments, please consult with our knowledgeable staff at 800.561.6692.

Below are some questions that are frequently asked:

What surgical instruments do veterinarians use?

Veterinary surgeons use a variety of tools. Some of the most common tools used in veterinary surgery include:

  • Scissors
  • Retractors
  • Forceps
  • Needle Holders
  • Elevators
  • Clamps
  • Scalpels and Blades

Other common veterinary medicine tools, medical equipment, instruments, and supplies that are used in a veterinary surgery operating room include needle holders, tissue forceps, feeding tubes, spay packs and surgical supplies.

Veterinary medicine practitioners and surgeons use sterilization trays, protective apparel, x-ray accessories, ear instruments and suture needles.

They use laboratory equipment, suture kits, sharps containers, blood pressure monitors and fluid warmers. They also use veterinary dental supplies, infusion pumps biopsy punches, surgical packs and thumb forceps in surgery. Other equipment they need includes Allis tissue forceps, bone holding forceps, scalpel blades, holding forceps, surgical drapes

Finally, there are other veterinary supplies and equipment needed such as depth gauges, sterile trays, plate holding forceps, and syringe pumps.

What equipment do you need for a veterinary clinic?

The most commonly used veterinary supplies and equipment needed for a veterinary clinic or for surgery are specialty instruments such as microscopes, surgical clamps, suction machines, catheters, saws, pin drivers and specialty equipment and devices designed for each specific animal being treated. Vets use some of the same surgical tools that general surgeons use, as well as unique surgical equipment and tools designed for treating animals.

Who was the first veterinarian?

Claude Bourgelat founded the first veterinary school in Lyon, France in 1761. That is often considered the beginning of the profession of veterinarian. Bourgelat observed the devastation cause to the French herds by the cattle plague and directed his efforts to finding a remedy.


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