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Vets1Laser at VetExpo 2023

Vets1laser: Australia’s Only Vet-To-Vet Direct Medical Laser Company!
Come See Us Next Month At Booth D62 At The Melbourne 2023 Veterinary Expo.
Our Australian veterinary family owned business offers outright purchase options across our range of machines, along with lease purchase options.
If you are interested in purchasing a top quality laser machine, then join our growing band of Australian (& European) veterinary users.
You will enjoy experiencing our highly qualified Australian Veterinarians share their inter/intra-species variation knowledge to train you and your vet staff in the safest and smartest ways to utilize your new Class 4 laser machine in your Australian vet practice.
Avoid the treatment pitfalls of lay trainers extrapolating human laser knowledge across onto our veterinary patients. Instead have the backup of Dr. Aine Seavers and Dr. Mark Weingarth’s broad veterinary knowledge base to assist you in safely integrating Laser/PBM therapy into your veterinary practice.
Dr. Aine and Dr. Mark are always available for information or support via contact numbers as shown or via our website contact page.
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Introduction to Laser Therapy

Quick Introduction to Class 4 Laser Therapy

Laser Therapy or PhotoBioModulation Therapy is now a well-recognized form of therapy for damaged tissues and structural components(eg joints, bones, ligaments, and muscles). There is a wide range of devices available ranging from simple home-use devices to extremely powerful Class 4 devices that can be used on almost any animal of any size. More recently there has been an increased use of Laser machines in conjunction with Acupuncture and even as a replacement for traditional Acupuncture.

First of we need to give a quick explanation about the types of Laser machines available(ignoring less than Class 3 devices):

First of we need to give a quick explanation about the types of Laser machines available(ignoring less than Class 3 devices):

  • Class 3 machines can produce output at a MAX of 0.5W. This means that they will take a long time to achieve a therapeutic dose in any animal. It also means they are “relatively” safe.
  • Class 4 machines are defined as producing >0.5W and there are machines available with the ability to produce as high as 60W+ continuously. Some Class 3 suppliers will claim that these machines are “dangerous” but if they are used responsibly then there is no problem whatsoever.
  • Some manufacturers use an array of Class 3 diodes to get a higher overall power output but the individual diode output is still only <0.5W
  • Some manufacturers quote “Peak” output as a very high number but then report the average output as a very low number, making it no better than one of the Class3 array machines.

 Why does Power matter?

When applying Laser treatment there are several “parameters” that need to be considered because

Dosage(Joules)=Power(Watts) x Time(seconds)


Number of Photons penetration at any depth is dependent on Power output, a higher power Laser device will deliver MORE Photons at any depth than a lower power Laser device.


Different Wavelengths provide slightly different benefits, although this tends to be less important than the 2 above since most machines tend to use the ideal Wavelength/s as standard.

Recently it has become popular to add “Multi-Phase” but at the end of the day, the first 3 parameters are the most important. When using the machine you would be setting a dosage using these parameters and not concerning yourself with wavelengths or phases as they will be set automatically by the machine manufacturer.

 Typical Treatment examples

Here are some examples, the second being a typical medium to large-sized dog:

600J is suitable for a small dog iliopsoas or I.V.D.D. presentation.

A 1W (max) Class 4 machine will need a 10-minute treatment time versus a Class 4 30W Laser easily delivering 5W and needing only TWO minutes of treatment.

Now consider if you want to deliver 1600J to a larger dog eg. a 30kg dog with a Stifle problem

A 1W (max) Class 4 machine takes 26:40 minutes versus a 30W Laser, delivering only 8W, takes 3:20 minutes to deliver the same Joules. Additionally, the 8W delivery will achieve a much better penetration of the tissues.

For even larger animals, you can simply increase the power, without needing to increase the time. In our experience, most animals will sit still for up to 6-8 minutes. Vets/Nurses can fit in lots of 3-8min laser sessions in a day’s work. (We easily paid for the machine cost in < 12 months)

However, neither the pet nor the Vet nor the Tech/Nurses are quite so keen when asked to sit and reduce productivity for up to 30 minutes at a time, as is required with less powerful, (sometimes) cheaper machines. Class 4 machines can do all that a Class 3 machine does in a much shorter time, plus they have the scope to increase power to treat a wider range of patient sizes and ailments.

Further reading

If anyone wants to learn more about using Laser Therapy then these are excellent resources. They are what we recommend to all new users:


There are other courses provided by them and elsewhere that take more time to complete. They provide courses for Vets and Nurses/Techs/Trainers.

This textbook is a  great reference tool: https://aimla.org/laser-therapy-in-veterinary-medicine-photobiomodulation-textbook. (cheaper on eBay)

Our Vets1Laser Options

We can supply 2 and 4-wavelength Vets1Laser models and they are both MultiPhase. Our prices are based on the 810nm/980nm Dual Wavelength model which provides the optimal Wavelengths at the full 15W per Wavelength for maximum benefit.

 We can also supply a Dual function Laser machine which can be used for complex Laser Surgery OR Laser Therapy simply by quickly swapping the Optical Cable output.

If you want to discuss more you can contact us through our Contact page above.

Remember- POWER is your friend when you are using these devices for Laser Therapy. 

Larger patients mean you need more power to save time