Veterinary scale calibration is very important to ensure accurate weight is recorded for dispensing of medications, no different to that of humans. Precision is key when it comes to medical equipment. Veterinary scale calibration and regular service maintenance is all part of running an efficient veterinary practice. How do I test my scale? Making sure your scale balances out at zero is critical to get an accurate reading. Be sure your scale is on a flat level surface first. Using a pound specific weight (such as 50 lbs.) test your veterinary scale to be sure it matches that of the weight. Do this several times in a row to be sure it is consistent. Your veterinary scale should have a manual that indicates how to adjust so it balances back to zero. Whether your scale has manual weights or is digital, you will want to contact a service provider if unsure of calibrating a veterinary scale. How often should I test my Veterinary Scale? This is something you can best determine by the type of use your pet scale gets. If located in a high traffic area where it can be easily jarred or moved, you may want to consider regular checking such as keeping a log. If you should move your pet scale to another location, you will want to re-calibrate it in its new setting. This applies to a new area within your office as well as a new address. Your service provider will usually include your veterinary scale calibration in a routine preventative maintenance check if you are more comfortable going this route. Is your Veterinary Office Pet Scale friendly? Always keep in mind, pets, like humans, don’t always like going to the doctor! Have your Veterinary Scale in a location that will not be frightening to these furry patients. A boxed in coral feel may make them apprehensive, but a chance to look through a window for example, is a natural enticement. Always keep treats handy. Children get lollipops and balloons when they behave at the doctors’ office, so why not reward pets!