We sometimes see sick patients in the hospital that have (or are suspected of having) a contagious illness. We have always had a separate isolation area where they stayed while they were with us, but it was in need of a makeover. I got to help oversee the renovation, since I know what will make the patients feel the most comfortable, since I am a pet myself!
Over the past few weeks the builders have replaced the floors, refinished and painted the walls, & installed a new sink and cabinet. I made sure this process went very smoothly:
I am so excited to show off our new and improved isolation area!
Our isolation area has solid walls and stainless steel cages that we are able to disinfect completely. We have a completely separate set of equipment & supplies that will be used in here as well such as, a covered trash can, a covered laundry hamper, fluid pump & stand, food & water bowls, litterboxes, catheter supplies, syringes and blood tubes, a thermometer, and more! We also have cleaning supplies on hand as well as disposable gowns, shoe covers, masks, and a disinfecting foot bath.
An isolation area is an absolute must in any veterinary hospital. Along with our renovated space, we have also updated our isolation protocols to help protect our staff and all of our patients in our hospital.
If you would like to see our isolation area for yourself, come out to our Open House on Saturday, October 4th from 12:30-2:30pm! We will be doing tours of the entire clinic, you can meet all of our doctors and staff. We are also giving out goodie bags and will have raffle prizes, food/refreshments, a face painter & teddy bear surgery for the kiddos!
We hope to see everyone there!
Have a Pawsome Day!