Top 5 Questions About Our Equipment for Veterinary Construction
Here at TriStar Vet, we’ve been manufacturing stainless steel veterinary equipment and supplies since for more than 20 years. In that time, we have worked side-by-side with contractors, architects, practice owners and others in the veterinary construction world to make sure our animal care equipment is perfect for safe, clean, ergonomic and lasting performance that stands up over years of use.
Each new job brings a number of questions from the professionals working on a new construction or renovation project.
Here, we answer the top five questions we receive from professionals involved in veterinary construction projects.
Our sales team and design engineers have worked in the field before and during countless construction projects, and also during installations and final quality checks to make sure everything is working exactly as specified.
These are the common questions we receive when veterinary construction professionals initially approach us.
- How is TriStar Vet different from other veterinary equipment manufacturers? (In other words, why should we choose you?)
Let’s start with our materials. We use heavy-gauge industrial stainless steel, the heaviest in the industry. This means our equipment won’t warp, bend or weaken over time. Other companies simply don’t bother to use the heaviest gauge, so they compromise the stability and longevity of their equipment.
In addition, the quality of our construction is unsurpassed. For instance, we hand-weld and hand-polish all seams, which means there are no joints or screws to become loose or cause gaps over time.
And of course, all our products are manufactured here in the USA by our expert team located in Boyd, Texas. Our small-town shop employs skilled stainless-steel experts and a complete support team who works with you throughout your entire project.
- What inventions has your team developed for the veterinary construction market?
We love to design advancements that make your life easier, and we hold a number of U.S. patents for our ergonomic and time saving designs.
A couple of our most popular inventions include:
- Water-Flo® veterinary treatment table top that allows practice team members to quickly rinse the table surface between patients, speeding up cleaning/prep time and ensuring sanitary surfaces
- Patented veterinary bathing tub with swivel ramp is a godsend to busy teams working with dogs of all sizes each day… literally saving their backs because they avoid lifting heavy or squirmy patients.
- How do you help maximize the space in veterinary practices?
Ideally, we’ll work with you at the beginning stages when you’re drawing up the floor plans and footprint. We can help you configure the right workspaces, exam rooms/treatment areas, recovery areas, boarding cages, kennel runs and more to maximize space.
You can count on us to help you make the most of every inch by exploring equipment features and options you may not know about. For example, we have helped practices find new ways to set up raised kennels and extra workspaces in hard-to-fit areas.
- How quickly can we get our supplies? What’s your lead time?
Our rule of thumb is 6-8 weeks to manufacture your veterinary equipment, once your drawings have been signed off. If you include the design/drawings phase… allow about 10 weeks total.
- What about price? Are you competitive?
When you’re out there getting bids, you don’t want to select the cheapest or most expensive equipment unless you can really justify it. The cheapest supplier is usually not delivering the best quality…. and the most expensive equipment may be unnecessary.
You want to look closely at the quality of materials and the manufacturing process itself. If there’s a big cost discrepancy between manufacturers, that’s where you’ll see the difference.
TriStar Vet uses the best materials in the industry (let us prove it to you!), and our stainless steel tables, tubs, work surfaces, drawers and other components are fully welded as we said, so they never come apart. This makes a huge difference when practices are making a longterm investment.
Or, if you’d like to discuss your particular project now… contact us for assistance at 877.459.7827 or [email protected].
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Animal care equipment designed with unique features that make life easier.
Veterinarians across the U.S. and Canada recommend our highly durable stainless steel equipment to their colleagues. Why? Because our veterinary tables, dog kennel designs, professional dog grooming supplies and other tools provide convenient, ergonomic benefits you can't find anywhere else.
We look at conventional veterinary equipment and ask, "How can we make it better with easier-to-clean, easier-on-your back modifications?" Then we invent unique solutions. Our customers tell us, "It's the most functional and easy-to-use veterinary equipment anywhere." That's the difference when you buy from TriStar Vet."