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How to Properly Use Disinfectants at Your Veterinary Clinic

by | Sep 30, 2020 | Veterinary Blog

There’s nothing like a pandemic to remind us about the importance of a solid disinfection plan at our businesses, especially anything in the medical field. If you have a veterinary clinic, you want your staff and pet owners to feel confident as you see patients. While you were probably never exactly lax about using disinfectants, you may want to know if there are protocols that might be better than what you have been doing thus far. Here are some tips regarding disinfectants and how to use them in your veterinary clinic.

  • Hand Disinfection– While a good hand disinfectant is never as good as wearing gloves between patients, it is important for everyone in your employ to use them regularly to avoid picking up viruses, bacteria, and other contaminants either from the pets or the pet owners.
  • Surface Disinfection– All horizontal surfaces should be wiped down regularly with hospital-grade disinfectants, including exam tables between patients, counters where pet owners check in and check out, bathrooms, and other cabinetry. All touchpoints should also be wiped down.
  • Air Disinfection– No matter how diligent you are with surface disinfection, there will always be nooks and crannies that can be missed. Using an airbourne disinfection will address the areas you might have missed. You should also consider using disinfectants to clean HVAC systems and air ducts.

If you are looking for hospital-grade disinfectants to use at your veterinary practice, reach out to us at Georgian Anesthesia and Medical Corp. We carry Vital Oxide, an EPA-registered disinfectant that is also a mold killer and odour eliminator. We are happy to answer any questions you have about this product line.