As Donald Edwards, DVM pointed out, there were no complaints about laser fees after they started offering laser surgery in their veterinary hospital:
“Depending on the complexity of the procedure, the laser surgery fee would vary from $45 to $150+. I make sure to itemize out the revenue from laser surgery to make sure that I do make a profit with my machine. Not one complaint about laser fees. In fact, our clients want laser surgery! We even offer it on spays and neuters – an extra $45 – we get about 90% compliance on that.”
Jay Thrush, DVM from Brandon Hills Veterinary Clinic (Brandon, Maniotba, Canada) states that when the VetScalpel/Aesculight laser technology was introduced to their clinic, the learning process was so rewarding and the profits were so impressive, that they only offer laser surgery now:
“…We used the laser on everything we could for the first month (January) to get used to using the laser… we have been so pleased with the results … The use of the laser is not an “option” for our clients – it is now our standard of care. For the month of February, our additional revenue from the laser was just under $3300… Our only regret is that we didn’t bring a laser into the practice sooner!”
Kevin Erickson, DVM, from Kulshan Veterinary Hospital in Lynden, Washington, succinctly said the following about their VetScalpel/Aesculight laser system:
“We paid off our laser in a little more than a year, which is better than any other piece of equipment we ever bought.”
All of the above brings on to the logical conclusion, that the VetScalpel CO2 laser can have a significant financial impact on your veterinary practice.