VetMed Solutions

Surgical Positioning System for Veterinary Challenges

HUG-U-VAC + VetMedWear

VetMedWear has partnered with HUG-U-VAC to distribute its full line of products to animal hospitals in Canada and the US. HUG-U-VAC is a vacuum activated surgical positioning system enabling you to safely, precisely, and efficiently secure animals into any position.

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Durability of the HUG-U-VAC External Shell

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The HUG-U-VAC is externalized by an airtight and waterproof polyvinyl chloride shell containing polystyrene beads. The material has superior flexing qualities and therefore when evacuated the HUG-U-VAC has a spring-like action to maintain the animal securely in position. It also has a very smooth hand making it easy to clean with germicidal spray.

Evacuation Valve 

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Restraint Straps

Throw away the ropes and tape! Animal limbs can now be comfortable and securely restrained. Each HUG-U-VAC positioner comes with four restraint straps for restraint of the animal’s limbs at each corner of the positioner.

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The HUH-U-VAC is available in five sizes from small to jumbo:

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Head Positioner

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The HUG-U-VAC head positioner conforms to the head and neck to provide head positioning for cranio-facial, dental, eye and neuro surgery. It is versatile for any size head.

Vacuum Pump

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The HUG-U-VAC manual vacuum pump is specifically engineered to activate the HUH-U-VAC positioners. It is made from high-quality aluminum and black delrin, ensuring a long life and resistance to weather. It has a stroke volume of 41 cubic inches per stroke and 20 lbs of pulling force.


Deluxe Storage Bag

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The HUG-U-VAC deluxe duffel bag is specially designed to store and protect the entire HUG-U-VAC Set.



“The HUG-U-VAC 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

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“There are many important aspects of surgery and proper positioning and stabilization is one. We find the HUG-U-VAC 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

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“We used to position animals with towels, mattress pads, tape, etc. during every laboratory period. Now we use the HUG-U-VAC 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

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Starter and Master Kit

Get started with our Starter or Master Kit and start using the gold standard in veterinary positioning to safely, precisely, and efficiently secure animals into any position.

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Starter Kit: Four positioners: small, medium, large, and the head positioner.

Master Kit: Six positioners: small, medium, large, x-large, xx-large, and the head positioner. Also includes the manual vacuum pump and duffel storage bag.