Testimonials

Below is a selection of testimonials from v-gel® customers across the world.

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Yesterday was a success. Everyone was extremely pleased with the v-gel's. Better all-around ventilation for our patients. One issue that we had to trouble shoot was creating a seal. With practice that did improve though. Thank you so much for introducing us to this wonderful product. I will keep you posted.

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Amy Staton, EdD, LVT, Morehead State University, USA

Excellent information Dawn! We look forward to trying the v-gels. Thank you so much for your time and knowledge.

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Hollie Ellis and Marlis Rezende, Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital

I feel a V-gel is not only easier to use, but safer as well because it reduces the risk of tracheal trauma and damage. I can’t praise this product highly enough!

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Kristin Claricoates, DVM, Chicago Exotics Animal Hospital

Thanks for following up. So far, we have only positive things to say - very easy to place and make a complete seal

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Tamara Grubb DVM, PhD, DACVAA,

They are easy to place and the last one was easily placed by a student. Thanks, so far really impressed.

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Nicky P. Finch, DVM, Washington State University

Here at Auburn University Small Animal hospital, we have enjoyed working with the V-Gels. They have worked wonderfully with our smaller surgical procedures like spays and neuters. Our comfort level is continually growing the more we use them. The students seem to enjoy them also. Also, the cats are waking up much smoother than they do with the endotracheal tubes.

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Kelly Kennedy, LVT, Auburn University Small Animal Hospital, USA

I bought 3 v-gels at CVC Kansas City. They are fantastic. Tubing cats is a pain in the ... Easy now.

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Dr Roland Hofmeister, The Pet Vet

We are very pleased with the cat v-gels® in our Radiation Therapy Department. We no longer have tracheitis in those patients receiving treatments on a daily basis. Our exotics department is using the rabbit vgels® and they too love them. It's so much better than intubating them.

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Teresa Scott, University of Pennsylvania

It's easy to use, we have seen no complications, it's great. Watch Video Testimonial

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Oakland Hospital Vet, Rochester, Michigan, USA

I definitely would have asked for v-gel® to be used on my two dogs recently ... Watch Video Testimonial

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Yvonne Finiscio, Pet Owner, Orlando, Florida, USA

The v-gel® system is phenomenal! My technician and I took a four hour hands on lab a the WVC in February of 2014, and immediately felt comfortable with the system. We are using it minimally 2-3 times a week. We even use the v-gel® for quick oral examinations - there is no reason not to!

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Teresa Lightfoot, DVM. DABVP - Avian, Director Blue Pearl Science, Director Avian and Exotic Service Tampa, Florida, USA

A large percentage of our practice is rabbits. Watch Video Testimonial

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Heidi Hoffer, DVM, Long Island, New York, USA

We love them! I think we are ready to buy more cat tubes. Who is your US distributor?

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Lois Wetmore, DVM, Tufts University, Boston, USA

We've used the v-gels, especially for short procedures in cats. Because of the trauma usually related to intubation, we generally get a better overall quality of anaesthesia and overall ease on the airway with v-gels. Watch Video Testimonial

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Jeff Wilson, Anaesthesiologist, Angell Memorial Medical Centre, Boston, USA

v-gel are not inserted into the trachea so there is no possibility of trauma as with traditional endotracheal tubes. I think these should be and possibly will be elevated to the standard of care in feline veterinary medicine. Awesome product!

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Geri Katz, DVM, Aristokatz, Conneticut, USA

My conclusion is that in a short period of time the v-gel device will be the standard of care for airway protection and competence when it comes to feline surgery.

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Dr Geoffrey Broderick, Dr of Veterinary Medicine, Huntington, USA. Cornucopia Pet Foods, USA.

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Both rabbits recovered well after treatment and commenced eating almost immediately. There was no evidence of discomfort or coughing during or after recovery.

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Alex Wooley, DVN, Lincoln Village Vets, UK

The v-gels in small animal surgery are being used every single day. It is like it has always been done this way and ET tubes no longer exist for cats! It's amazing,

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Chris Allen, Student, University of Slovakia

Even though our students have to learn to place ET tubes, they always place the v-gel first and only replace it with an ET tube if they want. Therefore I always prepare the v-gel every time we anaesthetize animals.

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Hiroki Sano, BVSc, Diplomate ACVAA, Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Anaesthesiology, Institute of Veterinary, Animal & Biomedical Science, Massey University, New Zealand

We have great expectations that with the introduction of this supraglottic airway device, anaesthesia-related mortality and morbidity will decrease.

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Nico Schoemaker, DVM, PhD, Dip ECZM, Yvonne van Zeeland, DVM, MVR, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands

The v-gel might contribute in reducing anaesthetic mortality in cats during short procedures where anaesthesia is required, being a simple and cost effective tool to gain airway control.

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Robert Sap, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands

v-gel insertion is simple and can be done in a few seconds. My experience regarding use of v-gel is very positive. v-gel is a excellent alternative to endotracheal intubation in small animals.

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Nicola Iannelli DVM, PhD, Professor of Veterinary Surgery, University of Messini, Italy

Thank you for the amazing talk you gave us. The vet nurses have been talking about it this afternoon instead of doing their Anatomy and Physiology!

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Caterine Woodman, Sparsholt College

I would like to say a big thank you. Last Wednesday v-gel® saved my rabbit Monty's life. He had a 2 hour operation to remove a giant abscess from his tummy. He probably wouldn't have survived the op without the v-gel®

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Michelle Enticott, Rabbit Owner,

A major advantage is that they can be autoclaved in practice which gives extra peace of mind that there are no cross contamination issues.

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Sophie Bedford RVN MBVNA, Vets4Pets, Newbury, UK

using the vgels® has totally reduced my stress and anxiety about anesthetising rabbits Watch Video Testimonial

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Lucy, UK Vet

They also provide advantages for both the patient and veterinary professional, in terms of safer anaesthesia and reduced environmental contamination. I have found them a very useful addition to rabbit anaesthesia in practice.

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Richard Saunders, Bristol Zoo Gardens, Clifton, UK

Using the rabbit vgels® means that you can properly assess their respiratory function and provide IPPV should it be needed (such as when they are breath holding) allowing them to reach surgical plane of anaesthesia sooner, thus reducing the time spent under anaesthesia for the patient.

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Louise Slade, RVN, Kynoch Vets, Bracknell, Berkshire, UK

I regularly intubate within seconds single handed and am still finding it hard to believe I have done it correctly - it is that easy!

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Jenny Thompson - DipAVN(surg) RVN , Companion Care, Sheffield, UK

v-gel® for rabbit anaesthesia is the product that has reduced my stress levels by the greatest amount within the operating theatre, thanks for the great product. On another note, the D-grip that I ordered from you on Thursday was delivered in less than 24 hours and in use, IMPRESSIVE!

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Allan Dick, DVM, The Croft Veterinary Centre, UK

I purchased v-gels® at the 2012 London Vet Show, so was among the first practices to use them. Put simply, they are easy and quick to insert and far less traumatic than ET tubes. We have had no problems at all and would not be without them.

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David Paterson, DVM, Bruce View Vet Clinic, UK

Using the v-gel® in rabbits has improved the quality of my rabbit anaesthesia. The reduced resistance to airflow when compared to a small ET tube is so significant.

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Paula Bailey, MRCVS, Vet Animal House, Warwick, UK

We have now started using them and they are absolutely fantastic! Much easier to place than I thought they would be and infinitely easier than ET tubing.

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John Chitty BVetMed CertZooMed CBiol MSB MRCVS, Anton Vets, UK

I am always interested in developments that would improve the safety of anaesthetics. I would be very happy to pay the increased cost incurred by using v-gel. It is a small price to pay for an increase in their survival of operations.

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Kath Wilson, Rabbit owner, Aylesbury, UK

I rave about the cat v-gels! They are so easy to use, quick to place, greater internal diameter than e-t tubes, less leakage than around non- cuffed tubes, and safer than cuffed e-t tubes .

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Paula Bailey, Vet Animal House, Warwick. UK

The v-gel provides a unique option for veterinarians to secure an airway, without the practical demands of endotracheal intubation, nor the risks of tracheal and glottal trauma. It is the first product in what promises to be a whole array of supraglottic airway devices for veterinary use.

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Kevin Eatwell, BVSc, Edinburgh, UK.

v-gel® is going to revolutionise rabbit anaesthesia. There are no more excuses today to use face masks any more, which will significantly decrease anaesthesia risks for rabbits.

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Charly Pignon, DVM, Head of the Exotics Medicine Service, Ecole Nationale Veterinaire d'Alfort, France

I have manually ventilated one cat with V-gel (PIP 10 cmH2O) and it felt tight and gave really nice capnography. That cat went to head CT so I could also visualize from the CT images how the V-gel is on its place and there's no air between it and the cat's pharyngeal soft tissues.

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Vuokko Pekkola, DVM, University of Helsinki, Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Finland

I think they are very easy to install, very secure with the airway because they don't come in to contact with the trachea and allow me to do all kinds of surgery, abdominal, thoracic...

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Juanjo Vega, DVM, GPCert SAS (EVPS), Hospital Felino Ventas, Madrid, Spain

We do have much better capnographic monitoring with the devices than with intubated rabbits because the device seems to fit very well.

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Dr Kerstin Muller, Berlin, Germany

"The performance of the v-gel Cat is very good - I still think the best thing about the v-gel supraglottic airway devices is that you need no deep level of anaesthesia to "secure" your airway.

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Dr Martina Mosing, Dip ECVAA, Switzerland

v--gel may well be the single largest step to decreasing mortality in rabbits and sign the end of the age where rabbits are anaesthetised without secured airway!

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Peter Kronen, CEO at Veterinary Anaesthesia Services, Switzerland. Director and founder, VASTA (Veterinary Anaesthesia School for Technicians and Nurses), Head of Experimental Anaesthesia and Anaesthesia, CABMM

Canadian testimony ... Watch Video Testimonial

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Michael Cosimano, Hospital Veterinaire de l'est, Quebec, Canada

We are pleased with their use of use - staff were able to use then successfully right away. Anaesthetics suing the v-gel® have so far been uneventful.

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Kirsty Stops, DVM, Eagle Ridge Animal and Bird Hospital, Coquitlam, BC, Canada

The benefits of using cat v-gel® Watch Video Testimonial

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Griet Leroy, Vet, Belgium,

“the v gels - they are brilliant. So brilliant that I would like to spread the word!”

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Dr Gerry Skinner BSc BVSc PhD MRCVS MANZCVS (ECC) , The Rabbit Doctor, Melbourne, Australia.