As a veterinarian, you know there are always going to be unusual cases coming through the doors to your clinic, so when you are going through a veterinary new clinic setup for an initial location or secondary one, you need to be prepared for anything. Here are a few of the more unique issues that veterinarians have reported to consider when outfitting your clinic.
- Ice Salt – With winter comes the use of ice salt and rock salt to keep roads, sidewalks, walkways, and driveways clear of ice. What most pet owners do not realize is that taking Fido for a walk can result in a chemical burn on their feet, and if they lick it off after coming inside, it can irritate the mouth and digestive system. Educate pet owners to avoid these products around their home, use paw protectors, and give their pets a warm foot bath as soon as they return indoors.
- Marijuana-Related Issues – Accidental and intentional ingesting of marijuana by dogs causes disorientation that can lead to injuries. In severe cases, death can result. Again, this is a topic where raising awareness is important, especially since there isn’t an antidote for marijuana poisoning.
- Unique Pets – People are no longer content with just dogs, cats, birds, and fish. It is likely you may get asked to remove a scent gland on a skunk or declaw a raccoon, as well as provide preventative care for ferrets, guinea pigs, potbellied pigs, and other typically non-domestic animals.
At Georgian Anesthesia and Medical Corp., we offer veterinary new clinic setup services to assist you with your first veterinary clinic or additional locations. We offer a wide variety of veterinary products and equipment, with both installation and maintenance services for many of the items we offer. If you have any questions about what you need for your new clinic, don’t hesitate to contact us.