Nurse’s Station and Exotics ward/ cat isolation

sdvh-nurses-stationThe Nurse’s Station is right in the heart of the practice. The boxes on the right contain the equipment needed for the next day’s operations so that procedures run efficiently. Our cleaning station is though the doorway to the left, here all our tubes and instruments are scrubbed clean before being sterilized using either ethylene oxide or high pressure steam in the autoclave.

 

Our Exotics Ward/ Cat Isolation is to the left of the boxes and is used either as a quiet place for rabbits, guinea pigs and other ‘small furries’ or for cats requiring isolation to prevent the spread of infection. This room has a separate air circulation system to ensure that airborne infections are contained.