Animal Health

Animal Health

At KCI Animal Health, our mission is to bring leading edge technology to help veterinarians provide the best wound care treatment possible to their patients.

What is Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT)

It is an advanced treatment option for healing wounds that involves placing a special dressing over a wound and applying suction to help remove excess fluid, which may promote wound healing.

Three Critical Components, One Unique System

The V.A.C.® Therapy System is comprised of three essential components that actively work together to help promote wound healing through granulation tissue formation. KCI Animal Health offers two therapy units and a range of dressings. Our technology is offered for rental or purchase, with trial evaluation programs when select conditions are met. KCI Animal Health also has a Charitable Animal Care program for veterinarians treating abused, neglected, or stray animals.

V.A.C.® Therapy Unit

Provides intermittent and continuous therapy with integrated patient safety features.

SENSAT.R.A.C.™ Technology

Monitors pressure at the wound site to provide accurate delivery of selected therapy settings.

V.A.C.® GRANUFOAM™ Dressings

Help provide the necessary mechanisms to promote granulation tissue formation.

  • What type of wounds can be treated with Negative Pressure Wound Therapy?

    Since its introduction, V.A.C.® Negative Pressure Wound Therapy has changed the way wounds are healed. V.A.C.® Therapy promotes wound healing by delivering negative pressure at the wound site through a proprietary foam dressing, drawning the wound edges together, removing infectious materials, reducing edema, and promoting granulation tissue. The VACUUM ASSISTED CLOSURE™ Therapy (V.A.C.®) Therapy System can help heal most wound types including:

     

    • Degloving
    • Chronic wounds
    • Severe abscess
    • Incisions with risk of dehiscence or infection
    • Traumatic wounds
    • Ulcers
    • Infected lacerations
    • Flaps and grafts

     

     

Why It Matters

Treatment of wounds with V.A.C.® Therapy may accelerate the wound healing process, resulting in faster patient rehabilitation, while saving staff time through fewer dressing changes. With hundreds of peer-reviewed articles, the clinical and economic benefits of V.A.C.® Therapy are proven.

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KCI Animal Health offers product and application support through its Animal Health Customer Care team, which can be reached at +1 877-KCI-4VET or internationally at +1 800-783-3524.

 

For contact information outside the US, please email inquiries to kcianimalhealth@acelity.com and we will respond promptly with local contact information.

 

Large Animal and Companion Animal Case Studies are available here. 

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  • Charitable Animal Care Program

    KCI Animal Health is proud to offer a Charitable Animal Care program for veterinarians treating abused, neglected, or stray animals.

    Please contact kcianimalhealth@acelity.com or call 1-877-KCI-4VET.



    Testimonial:

    “I began working with the KCI Animal Health team several years ago when one of the amazing rescue organizations I help reached out to them in dire need of using one of their negative pressure wound therapy systems. The poor dog was emaciated and left lying in a pile of mud with a large open wound on its neck which had caused a severe infection that extended into a front leg. Needless to say, this animal was septic, and the level of infection extended so deeply that no amount of surgery would be able to remove it all. The team at KCI was able to get our team a Wound VAC the next day. After surgical removal of as much infection as possible, including the need to remove an infected jugular vein, the Wound VAC was applied. The KCI team was able to video conference with us to give full instruction on how to use all the materials instantly. After 48hrs this dog made a full recovery, no additional infection present, and was able to be discharged.

    Since then, KCI has supplied the machine and materials for us to utilize on many animals across a variety of rescue organizations we work with. This therapy has truly been pivotal in a variety of cases from severe infections, nonhealing wounds, and even a case of penetrating, traumatic pneumothorax. It has helped in every case! Not to mention the staff at KCI is one of the most accessible companies I have ever worked with. Whether I need materials, training, or trouble shooting, I have been able to work through every situation quickly and efficiently.

    The team at KCI obviously care for the animals we work with and are ready and waiting to support veterinarians to help the pets. When we use the Wound VAC systems, we notice wounds will heal 2-3 times faster than those without it. On open wound management, the Wound VAC helps remove infection, and even stimulates rapid formation of granulation tissue that is more vascularized than wounds without it. This has allowed our teams to revolutionize the way we care for wounds, and continues to impress us in every case we use it on.”



    Dr. Mark Petersmann

    Veterinarian, Medical Director

    Noah’s Westside Animal Hospital

    Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Care-West

  • Charitable Animal Care Program

    KCI Animal Health is proud to offer a Charitable Animal Care program for veterinarians treating abused, neglected, or stray animals.

    Please contact kcianimalhealth@acelity.com or call 1-877-KCI-4VET.



    Testimonial:

    “I began working with the KCI Animal Health team several years ago when one of the amazing rescue organizations I help reached out to them in dire need of using one of their negative pressure wound therapy systems. The poor dog was emaciated and left lying in a pile of mud with a large open wound on its neck which had caused a severe infection that extended into a front leg. Needless to say, this animal was septic, and the level of infection extended so deeply that no amount of surgery would be able to remove it all. The team at KCI was able to get our team a Wound VAC the next day. After surgical removal of as much infection as possible, including the need to remove an infected jugular vein, the Wound VAC was applied. The KCI team was able to video conference with us to give full instruction on how to use all the materials instantly. After 48hrs this dog made a full recovery, no additional infection present, and was able to be discharged.

    Since then, KCI has supplied the machine and materials for us to utilize on many animals across a variety of rescue organizations we work with. This therapy has truly been pivotal in a variety of cases from severe infections, nonhealing wounds, and even a case of penetrating, traumatic pneumothorax. It has helped in every case! Not to mention the staff at KCI is one of the most accessible companies I have ever worked with. Whether I need materials, training, or trouble shooting, I have been able to work through every situation quickly and efficiently.

    The team at KCI obviously care for the animals we work with and are ready and waiting to support veterinarians to help the pets. When we use the Wound VAC systems, we notice wounds will heal 2-3 times faster than those without it. On open wound management, the Wound VAC helps remove infection, and even stimulates rapid formation of granulation tissue that is more vascularized than wounds without it. This has allowed our teams to revolutionize the way we care for wounds, and continues to impress us in every case we use it on.”



    Dr. Mark Petersmann

    Veterinarian, Medical Director

    Noah’s Westside Animal Hospital

    Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Care-West