Photon Surgical Systems provides new and used equipment as well as servicing and repairs to the Veterinary & Human Medical Professions at realistic prices. We pride ourselves on our customer service and are happy to offer as much help as needed regardless of the query size.
Surgical Systems Ltd and Photon Imaging Systems Ltd joined forces in January 2018 to enable us offer our customers a wider range of products and a greater level of technical support.
We have an ethos of providing the best quality products at affordable prices and fully supporting them with our own team of highly skilled and experienced technicians and engineers.
Looking to the year ahead
I think we are all looking forward to 2022 arriving. We have been working hard behind the scenes and have some exciting new product launches and training programmes.
We are looking forward to seeing you again at many of the Events and Congresses throughout the year.
Over a year since the merger and what a successful first year, we had in 2018.
Having welcomed Georgia (Regional Territory Adviser and RVC Nurse), Nicci (Vet Tech Adviser and RVC Nurse), Ruth (Receptionist), Joseph (Field Service Engineer), Dan (Warehouse Supervisor) and Emma (Purchasing Admin).
The launch of Photon Surgical Systems
We had an exciting year, with the launch of our new company, Photon Surgical Systems Ltd.
Surgical Systems Ltd and Photon Imaging Systems Ltd joined forces to offer their customers an extensive range of products and a higher level of technical support. Our two companies had so much in common with a shared ethos of providing the best quality products at affordable prices and fully supporting them with our team of highly skilled and experienced technicians and engineers.
The new management team have a wealth of experience to offer.
David Harvey qualified from the University of Glasgow as a veterinary surgeon in 1979 and went on to open three successful veterinary practices in 1985, 1987 and 1995. He set up Surgical Systems in 1987.
Paul Harris has been in the X-ray & Imaging industry for over 30 years working in both medical and veterinary fields. 18 years ago he started Photon Imaging Systems, a specialist veterinary X-ray Imaging company, and has grown the business into one of the leading companies in its field in the country today.
Laura Harvey graduated in 2014 with a degree in Accounting & Finance and worked in accountancy before joining the family firm in 2015.
Laura & Paul are supported by a very experienced team of people including in-house technicians, Field Service Engineers & friendly, helpful office support staff.
2015 saw the fastest expansion of the business to date with the acquisition of our new premises in Gloucester, as well as David and Karen’s daughter Laura joining Surgical Systems.
Laura attended Oxford Brookes University, graduating with a degree in Accounting and Finance; in 2014 she began her working life at an Accounting firm that specialises in the Hospitality sector. On leaving she joined the family business, Surgical Systems as Operations Director.
We Began to Grow
With Surgical Systems going from strength-to-strength David decided to sell the Practices to focus on expanding the business. This expansion meant the business would include not only Veterinary but Dental and Medical sectors as well.
David’s medical knowledge allowed him to do further research into new products allowing Surgical Systems to widen its range of quality products as well as offering invaluable advice from David’s experience within the Veterinary industry.
Photon Imaging Systems Ltd
Photon Imaging was launched in 2002 by Paul Harris
Surgical Systems Ltd
Surgical Systems commenced in 1987, with David as Managing Director.
David’s knowledge of the medical world has allowed him to make Surgical Systems what it was, and build the future for Photon Surgical Systems.
MEET THE TEAM
Laura Harvey BSc Hons
Laura graduated with a degree in Accounting and Finance; she worked in an Accountancy firm before joining the family business Surgical Systems Ltd where she focused on promoting and expanding the company.
Laura is now heading up Photon Surgical Systems and is looking forward to the future of the company, with the support of an experienced team.
Chloe is a Registered Veterinary Nurse who joined the team in 2022 looking for a new opportunity to utilise her knowledge, skills and experience learnt over the years as a Veterinary nurse. Chloe is the regional territory manager and travels across the North to veterinary practices promoting Photon Surgical Systems products and servicing. Her aim is to build strong relationships and provide an excellent level of customer service.
Abi Clarke RVN
Abi is a Registered Veterinary Nurse who joined the team in 2022 looking for a new opportunity to utilise her knowledge, skills and experience learnt over the years as a Veterinary nurse. Abi is the regional territory manager and travels across the South East to veterinary practices promoting Photon Surgical Systems products and servicing. Her aim is to build strong relationships and provide an excellent level of customer service.
WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING
“We have been purchasing pre-owned anaesthetic equipment from PSS for years and are extremely happy with the service, communication and quality that they provide. All equipment comes fully serviced and at a great value, and the equipment’s condition is so good you wouldn’t know it was pre-owned!”
Olivia Salazar RVN, Anaesthesia Veterinary Nurse, The University of Edinburgh – The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies
“We are long term customers of previously Surgical Systems and now Photon Surgical Systems. We recently upgraded our diathermy to a Valleylab Force Triad, Laura’s advice at Photon was invaluable, making sure we got the right bits to ensure compatibility with our existing handpieces and even having the engineers make us up a bespoke lead so save us having to buy a new handpiece. Since purchase, the post-sales support has also been fantastic, with Photon jumping in to help out whenever we have had questions with the new equipment. Overall we are very happy customers and will always look at Photon Surgical Systems for equipment purchases in the future.”
Doug Paterson, Director, Apex Vets: small animal independent practice in Scotland – February 2021
“I contacted Laura at Photon Surgical Systems as I was interested in the Draminski iScan 2. The service we received was excellent! Within the week we had a scanner on trial with no hassle whatsoever. The product was great, so we decided to proceed with the purchase and again Laura and the team excelled in arranging delivery for the next day. Would highly recommend.”
Richard Cumming (BVetMed MRCVS) – Director, The Cattle Vet Ltd – February 2021
“Photon Surgical Systems Ltd are a company that we hadn’t worked with before and we have to say how great they have been! They have an extensive range of equipment: from the smaller items like anaesthetic circuits and connectors to Xray units, ultrasound and theatre lighting. They have a great team of staff working for them that enabled us to kit out our newly opened practice in the market town of Nailsworth, all within the specified time-frame. Their knowledge and professionalism were second to none. Special thanks to Carly who worked tirelessly putting up with us constantly changing our minds. Anyone looking to purchase new and pre-owned veterinary equipment should at least get them in for a quote. We look forward to working with them again in the future.”
Dr Michael Hollywood BVetMed CertVOphthal MRCVS (Director), The George Veterinary Hospital
“We first happened upon Surgical Systems 5 years ago before they merged to become Photon Surgical Systems. To us supporting a local company was an added bonus! We have now purchased a range of anaesthetic and monitoring equipment as well as theatre furniture and other bits and pieces. I can’t thank Laura and her team enough for their ongoing advice and support, and also for their really useful demonstrations to get us started with new equipment. Thanks guys, and I’m sure we’ll see you again soon!”
Becky O’Dowd BVSc CertGP (SAM) MRCVS (Director), SPA Vets – Feb-21
‘I have been purchasing quality equipment from Photon Surgical Systems (previously Surgical Systems) for a number of years now and wholeheartedly recommend them to all my colleagues and contacts. I haven’t been able to fault any of the anaesthetic equipment I have bought from them and they will always try to source what you are looking for even if they haven’t got it in stock. That is why they are always my first port of call when sourcing equipment’.
Laura Parker RVN, Anaesthesia Veterinary Nurse – Northwest Veterinary Specialists – Feb-21
“Photon Surgical Systems have been brilliant over the years we have used them. They will go above and beyond to help resolve any issues and provide a great service”
Jonny Lummis, Dick White Referrals – Mar-21
“As a new vet practice, we were keen to find someone we could forge a professional yet easy-going relationship with long-term for our equipment. After weeks of meetings, we were lucky enough to come across Surgical Systems.
From the beginning, David Harvey and his team have been brilliant. They have bent over backwards to accommodate our requirements, and always at very competitive prices. Everyone there is knowledgeable and professional.
If you are in the market for veterinary equipment, whether new or second-hand, it would be a mistake not to contact Surgical Systems before you try elsewhere. We have been very impressed from start to finish, and will continue to use them first-hand in the future.”
Shaun Taylor, Yatton Vets – Aug-17
“The 4Vet Slim is very fast and easy to ‘set up and scan’. The image is nice and can be fine-tuned using very obvious and user-friendly controls. The Doppler function is a very useful modality to have. Battery life is fantastic with a staggeringly short charge time. Our clients are always impressed with the physical table style appearance of the scanner.”
Brian Reed BVMS CertEP MRCVS (Director), Rainbow Equine Hospital
Loan of: Chison EBit 60 & ECO3 Vet Expert Ultrasound Machines
“Please pass on my thanks to Laura, especially considering the short notice that was given. The machines were perfect for us today.”
Julie Cayzer from the Independent Vetcare Group (IVC)
” Dear David and Laura, Just to thank you both for all your help in finding a new light source for us. The old stack is now up and running and some practice runs on cadavers have worked well. Hopefully as we build caseload we will be back to you in the future to upgrade!”
Andrew Byrne, Brayvet
“Thank you for a quick reply, I will definitely recommend you for excellent service! Hope to hear about the table if there ‘s something we can do. The table has been really really excellent, coolest ever ? and works well!”
“Autoclaves are essential to the smooth running of the day, we looked for reliability, quality, customer service and affordability. After looking at all possible options we chose Newmed and Surgical Systems as the preferred supplier.”
Peter Heathcote, MD of Budget Vets
“Thanks very much for your help, wonderful website. I have passed on your details to a few colleagues. Thanks again”
George Krajewski, Dental Surgeon
“Had a look at the kit you sent, and the pictures don’t do them justice! Magnificent condition, thank you very much! I have teachers here who are on cloud 9!”
Mark Herdberg DVM MRCVS, College of Animal Wefare
“The Apollo Specialised Laparoscopy Table is perfect! I have been doing Laparoscopy for 7 years and hundreds of operations, but this is amazing – I will recommend it to everyone!”
” I appreciated your time and advice and we would like to give business to another small UK business like ourselves. “
Dinika Procter, Folly Veterianry Centre