VetMed Solutions Canada

HUG-U-VAC Veterinary Positioner


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This positioner uses proprietary vacuum technology to hug and secure patients to the correct position. When the positioner is activated with suction, millions of flexible beads will conform to the contours of the animal's anatomy providing a high degree of precision and security. The surface material is designed to prevent conductive, convective, and radiant patient heat loss. It is also comfortable to resist pressure sores.

    • Applications
    • Benefits
    • Sizing
    • • Pre-op prep, intra-op positioning, and post-op recovery
      • Procedures in the ventral, dorsal, or lateral position
      • X-Ray, CT, and MRI safe
      • Emergency transport
      • Newborn care for heat conservation and positioning

    • • Stabilizes patient and ligaments prone to position-related stressors
      • Conforms to anatomical contours
      • Prevents pressure sores
      • Prevents conductive, convection, and radiant patient heat loss
      • Easy to clean with a germicide spray

    • Small (16" x 24") - Puppies, kittens, and similar.
      Medium (20" x 30") - Cats, small dogs, and similar.
      Large (24" x 36") - Medium and large dogs, goats, sheep, and similar.
      Extra-Large (30" x 45") - Large dogs, goats, sheep, and similar.
      Jumbo (36" x 54") - Large animals, alpacas, llamas, foals, mini horses, and similar.
      Head Positioner - Fits most companion-sized animals.

    Best-In-Class Positioning

    The most versatile, precise, and secure animal positioner.

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    High Precision & Security

    Proprietary vacuum technology uses millions of flexible beads inside of the positioner which conform to the contours of the animal's anatomy in a matter of seconds. This allows your team to quickly, precisely, and securely position patients to focus where it matters most and improve patient care.

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    Improve Workflow & Efficiency

    Using the portable vacuum pump, it takes just 1 - 3 pumps to stiffen the positioner and have the patient ready for the procedure. It's easy to use and efficient which helps improve workflow. The positioner is radiolucent and MRI safe.

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    Versatile Head Positioning

    Position patients for dentals or eye procedures with ease in the exact position you need. The head positioner is versatile for any size head for procedures in the ventral, dorsal, or lateral position.

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    Reduce Heat Loss

    The animal positioner has insulating capabilities to help maintain patient body temperature. It prevents conductive heat loss to the underlying surface and acts as an overall heat conversant. The surface material is also engineered to prevent pressure sores.

    Trusted By


    “There are many important aspects of surgery and proper positioning and stabilization is one. We find the veterinary positioners to be durable and reliable. They have the greatest longevity of any positioner we have used and would recommend them.”

    – Karl Kraus, DVM, MS Professor and Head Small Animal Surgery Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine

    “The animal positioner is a valuable tool in our operating room. It affords excellent patient positioning. It works well with the myriad of shapes and sizes of veterinary patients. It is reliable and simple to use. Thanks for making a great product.”

    – Tanja Nuhsbaum, DVM, MS, DACVO Animal Eye Specialists Englewood, Colorado

    “We used to position animals with towels, mattress pads, tape, etc. during every laboratory period. Now we use the vacuum activated positioners. We use the in-line suction from the scavenger interface of the anesthesia machine to evacuate the positioner. Done in a matter of seconds. Efficient and painless.”

    – Thomas Riebold, DVM, DACVA Professor of Anesthesiology College of Veterinary Medicine Oregon State University

    How it Works

    Use the manual vacuum pump or inline suction until the positioner is firm to provide secure support for the patient. When satisfied with the achieved support, press the metal thumb latch to close the evacuation valve and detach the vacuum hose from the barbed end of the evacuation valve.