The Story and the Science
2009: The idea of Surgi~Snuggly ™, The Wonder Suit was born.
2009 through 2011: Research and Development began. After 2 years of Research & Development, the patterns were finalized, the textile was chosen, WaGS™ the Surgi~Snuggly ™ Signature Sizing System was developed, and Surgi~Snuggly ™ The Wonder Suit was introduced to the veterinary world.
With bio-security and versatility in mind, the back pocket was developed. This part of the suit can be unfastened, folded or rolled, and re-fastened for a part of the suit to be sectioned off, allowing the pet to relieve itself sanitarily. It also allows easy examination and treatment by a veterinarian without removing the entire suit.
To allow for a tailored fit and special modifications such as holes to accommodate medical drain tubes, a self-healing, non-fraying material was selected.
Stitched leg holes, which cut into the pet’s fleshy underarm and other sensitive parts, was avoided by using material that didn’t require stitching yet remained durable.
2011: Patent application submitted
2009 – 2011: We tested, tested, and tested Surgi~Snuggly ™ The Wonder Suit for fit, comfort, ease of use, textile construction, and overall durability.
2011: Trial debut at the 2011 AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association) convention. That debut earned Surgi~Snuggly ™, The Wonder Suit a “Best New Product” win from the AVMA.
2012 – UGA: University Of Georgia debut of Surgi~Snuggly ™, The Wonder Suit. It was a big hit.
2012-2015: Research and Development of antimicrobial formulation to use in the future Surgi Pro antimicrobial line. Developed the Surgi Pro Antimicrobial M81071.
2016: Introduced the 2nd generation Surgi~ Snuggly with a modified style and new textile. Addition of flat stitched leg holes and addition of the Ultra Fresh antimicrobial infused into the textile.
2016: Introduced the Surgi Pro with the antimicrobial feature to the University Of Georgia, UGA. Surgi Pro is made with a medical-grade antimicrobial ingredient. This unique antimicrobial eliminates all yeast, molds, fungi, and bacteria, including ringworm and MRSA by lysing their cell walls. The Surgi Pro is non-adaptive and is as effective in destroying bacteria on day 300 as on day 1.
Introduced 3rd generation style and new high-performance textile including our unique antimicrobial.
Introduced 3rd generation textile and style that meet OSHA standards for non-transferable microbes such as MRSA and ringworm from animal to staff.
High performance textile is milled in Pennsylvania to meet client specifications. Surgi~Snuggly ™ utilizes a high-performance textile used in human athletic wear. It is lightweight, breathable, stretchable for fit and durability, is washable and long-lasting.
Added hook-and-loop (“Velcro”) covers to tab ends.
2018: Debut of Surgi~Wraps and other new products.