Comparing Vetland’s EX-3000 and VSA-2100 Anesthesia Systems

Vetland Medical is an industry leader in providing top quality Veterinary Anesthesia systems worldwide.

Our two flagship products are the VSA-2100 – A proven favorite among vets everywhere, and the EX-3000 – The safest veterinary machine on the market!

Comparing the Two

Both the EX-3000 and the VSA-2100 feature excellent build quality. Careful thought has been put into making a neat, balanced and compact design. There aren’t any fragile components jutting out, it’s all self-contained in our corrosion-proof metal construction. All internal parts are accessible via the back cover, which unscrews with standard tools for easy maintenance.

Both the VSA-2100 and EX-3000 feature proven quality DeluxSafe™ valves. This follows Vetland’s dedication to superior quality parts.

The heaviest part of the machines are centered directly over the pole, leading to rock-solid stability. Both machines have Wall-Mounted variants but the VSA-2100 also offers Tabletop and MRI-Compatible versions.

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Where the machines differ is while the VSA-2100 is a tried and true machine – not requiring electricity, it doesn’t have the sophistication or internal monitoring of the EX-3000. The EX-3000 features a color touchscreen with a Time, Date and Case Clock, as well as other user adjustable parameters.

The EX3000 has a touchscreen flowmeter while the VSA-2100 has a traditional dial flowmeter. Additionally, the pressure of the EX3000 is measured and displayed electronically while the VSA-2100 is measured and displayed with a mechanical gauge.

The EX-3000 features cutting edge electronic monitoring, protecting you and your patients from accidental injury or worse.

The top 5 things that lead to accidents and injury:

  1. Excessive Pressure to the Lungs
  2. Excessive Anesthetic
  3. Lack of Oxygen to the Brain
  4. Lack of CO2 Removal
  5. Foreign Matter Entering the Airway

And like all our products, the electronic monitoring on the EX-3000 is ultra-reliable. Having been on the market worldwide for over 9 years, the number of problems has been incredibly low. In fact, we can count on one hand the number of electronic boards that have had issues.

The VSA-2100 and EX-3000 also differ in their anesthetic delivery vehicles. While the VSA-2100 utilizes an agent vaporizer, connected via a universal mounting block (that accepts a Vetland D20, Drager 19, Tec3, Tec4, Ohio, or Penlon); The EX3000 has two funnel fill (keyfill option) agent chambers internally to deliver temperature and pressure compensated flow. The EX3000 self-verifies the output is accurate, as dialed by the user, every second.

It all depends on what’s most ideal for you and your business. The EX-3000 is the future of veterinary anesthesia, and the VSA-2100 is the tried and true old faithful. You can’t go wrong with either product! If you have any more questions, check out the product pages or shoot us an email.

VSA-2100 EX-3000
Neat, balanced, and compact design  X X
5-leg base with lifetime caster replacement  X  X
Pop-off valve with thumb occlusion  X  X
Corrosion proof construction  X  X
Mayo tray  X  X
1030 cc absorber  X  X
Vaporizer calibrated for life/5 year warranty  X  –
Internal agent chamber calibrated for life X
Color touch-screen display  –  X
Dual drug delivery  –  X
Continuous self testing  –  X
Time & date & case clock  –  X
Alarms/configuration communications window  –  X

 

Vetland Field Service

Veterinary Anesthesia Machine Maintenance and Repair

Who’s providing service and repair for your veterinary anesthesia machine?

Back in the day, a lot of vets needed to be handy and technical enough to do their own service when their anesthesia equipment started acting up.  Duct tape and equine wrap — how you fixed it didn’t matter as long as it was kept running a little longer.

But these days, most veterinarians growing a successful practice regularly scheduled maintenance on their anesthesia equipment.  Having your machines serviced by professionals makes them more reliable and last for years to come.  Plus it’s one less thing you have to worry about!

Vetland provides in-house bench repair, on-site field service, replacement parts, and vaporizer service.

Vetland Medical is proud of our reputation for having an outstanding team of in-house factory-trained biomedical engineers.  Our technicians are all certified and have over 150 years of combined experience with preventive maintenance, repairs, and more.

Vetland Medical In-House Service and Bench Repair Includes:

  • Certified Technicians
  • 24×7 Support
  • Quick Turnarounds
  • Complete Parts Stocking-All Manufacturers
  • Service Exchange Rates Available

 

Vetland’s History

1998

    Vetland Medical started operations
    Provided on-site field services such as maintenance calibration & repairs of anesthesia systems throughout the Midwest
    Introduced the Landmark line of anesthesia machines

1999

    Introduced the Vetland Drager 19 Vaporizer with “calibrated for life” feature and the industry’s longest warranty of 10 years.

2001

    Opened the Vaporizer Service Center providing cleaning, calibrating, conversions, and repair services.

2003

    Signed our first domestic distributor

2005

    Launched the LAS-4000 Large Animal Anesthesia System
    Launched the industry’s first electronic anesthesia system, the EX3000, focused toward patient safety
    Signed first international distributor

2006

    Received patent on EX3000

2014

    Introduced the Vetland line of critical care patient monitors: the V1407, V1410, and V1412
    Introduced the e2 oxygen concentrator as the only compact unit providing the require 50 psi to drive anesthesia systems
    Launched EcoSorb CO2 Absorbent – Economically and Ecologically the best for CO2 removal

Donation to the Louisville Zoo

Louisville Zoo

In an effort to continually improve, innovate and refine our veterinary anesthesia machines, Vetland Medical continually researches the equipment and techniques used in many different facilities to determine what works, what can be improved and what changes can be made to keep the patient safe.

In 2013, Vetland Medical contacted the Louisville Zoo with the hope of observing and viewing their procedures and viewing their facilities for our own educational purposes. The Louisville Zoo agreed and soon, Vetland was invited to witness a procedure on a lion while under anesthesia.  During the procedure, we observed that the zoo was utilizing a veterinary anesthesia machine that required patients to be manually ventilated. The Vetland Medical team knows how inconvenient it is to manually ventilate a large animal such as a lion and decided to help The Louisville Zoo.

That same week, Vetland Medical donated one of our LAS-4000 Large Animal Anesthesia Machines to the Louisville Zoo and promised to work closely with them to provide technical services and support for as long as they had the machine. In return, the Louisville Zoo has helped Vetland Medical. By allowing our team to observe and learn the challenges face by a zoo, we, at Vetland Medical, can continue our history of innovation in Animal Healthcare.

The Louisville Zoo’s hospital supervisor, Jamie Huber says, “The Vetland anesthesia machine helps us provide state-of-the-art care for our animals at the Louisville Zoo.  Whether for a regular check-up or a sick animal, our new anesthesia machine gives us the access we need to treat our animals with the highest quality care.”

At Vetland Medical, we have a special place in our hearts for animals. We strive to improve veterinary healthcare through our products and appreciate the opportunity to work with the Louisville Zoo to gain knowledge on our anesthesia systems. Furthermore, we are impressed with the hard work of the Louisville Zoo to care for their animals, protect the future legacy of endangered species and educate the public on a wide range of ecological issues.

The EX3000- The Future of Veterinary Anesthesia

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At Vetland Medical, we love innovation almost as much as we love making products that improve the lives of our veterinarians and especially our pets.  We continually strive to improve our products in order to provide the veterinary community with the equipment that will ultimately refine veterinary anesthesia and veterinary medicine.

Because anesthesia can be a frightening event- and in some circumstances, life threatening – safety is of the utmost importance.  With the emphasis on safety in mind, Vetland Medical designed the Landmark EX3000 – the future of veterinary anesthesia. The EX3000 is the only electronic dual-drug delivery system in the world for veterinary use.

The EX3000 was modeled off of human-use anesthesia machines and was built to increase anesthetic accuracy and decrease errors and fatalities.   The visual and audible alarms on the EX3000 alert clinicians of any anesthetic risk parameters, making them easy to correct before they become medical emergencies.

 

The EX3000 Monitors the following top 5 risk parameters:

・ Oxygen Supply Pressure Monitor

・ Breathing Pressure Monitor

・ Apnea Monitor and audible breath sounds

・ Anesthetic drug monitor

・ Anesthetic concentration monitor for Isoflurane and Sevoflurane

 

Some common issues that may occur are:

・ The oxygen tank runs empty

・ The Pop Off valve is inadvertently left closed

・ The vaporizer is inadvertently left at induction levels

・ The breathing valve malfunctions or vaporizers malfunction

 

For these and many other clinical scenarios, the EX3000 will alert the clinician who can quickly and safely correct the errors – resulting in less anesthetic accidents and deaths.

 

At Vetland Medical, we consider our pets to be family and we know you do too. We have worked tirelessly for many years to develop the smartest, most accurate and safest veterinary anesthesia machines in the world and we have definitely set the bar high with the EX3000!

LAS-4000 Large Animal Anesthesia Machine

Jamie Huber, Hospital Supervisor 

Louisville Zoo
Louisville, KY

“The Vetland anesthesia machine helps us provide state-of-the-art care for our animals at the Louisville Zoo. Whether for a regular check-up or a sick animal, our new anesthesia machine gives us the access we need to treat our animals with the highest quality care.”

LAS-4000 at The Louisville Zoo - Hippo

Ceiling Pendant Mount System for Anesthesia Machines

Mary McGuire, Office Manager

Animal Eye Clinic
Oklahoma City, OK

“[The Ceiling Pendant Mount System] is absolutely awesome…!!! I think this is one of the first transitions we have done that has gone so smoothly. We put the operating microscope on the other side of the surgery table and with the anesthesia machine able to slide up and out of the way, we can wheel the large dogs in and just roll them onto the table! We are very, very happy! Thanks for everything.”

Vetland Anesthesia Machine mounted on ceiling pendant

EX3000 Testimonials at the WVC 2015

At the 2015 Western Veterinary Conference, we received some very positive customer reviews on the Landmark EX3000 anesthesia system.  The EX3000 is the only electronic dual drug delivery system on the market today.  The EX3000 is the fastest growing choice among veterinarians for good reason – it was designed to be compact, well balanced and able to withstand the rigors of everyday clinical use.  Furthermore, this system features cutting edge technology that allows for a safer, more powerful system.

Has this ever happened to you?

  • The oxygen tank runs empty
  • The Pop Off valve is inadvertently left closed
  • The vaporizer is inadvertently left at induction levels
  • The breathing valve malfunctions or vaporizers malfunction

Delays in recognition of adverse conditions are no longer a matter of life and death.  The EX3000 alerts users for these and many other clinical scenarios before they become emergencies.

The EX3000 monitors the top 5 anesthetic risk parameters and provides visual and audible alarms

  1. Oxygen Supply Pressure Monitor
  2. Breathing Pressure Monitor
  3. Apnea Monitor and audible breath sounds
  4. Anesthetic drug monitor
  5. Anesthetic concentration monitor for Isoflurane and Sevoflurane

The main features of the EX3000 include:

  • High accuracy dual drug delivery (Iso-Sevo)
  • Color touchscreen display
  • Continuous self-testing verifies proper function
  • Battery backup
  • User configurable
  • 24x7x365 Vetland Medical Technical Support