Animal Medical Hospital

2459 Bellevue Avenue
West Vancouver, BC V7V 1E1

(604)926-8654

www.vet.bc.ca

Surgery Suite

The scrub sink is outside the surgery suite proper (you can see the doors to surgery on the right). It is used only by the surgeons when preparing for surgery.

You can see in the picture that there are no conventional taps on this sink. Once scrubbing, the surgeon cannot touch anything with his or her hands, and so can't use taps to regulate the water. Instead, there is a knee bracket (underneath the sink, pointing to the right in the picture). The surgeon manipulates this with his or her knee to turn the water on and off.

Likewise, the surgeon cannot pick up a bar of soap. Instead, the soap is dispensed from the tan canister just to the right of the faucet. The surgeon steps on the pink squeeze bulb on the floor, and soap is foamed out through the dispenser nozzle. The surgeon should be able to do a thorough surgical scrub and rinse without once touching anything with their hands.

Our surgery suite is a separate room within the treatment area. No animals are allowed in the room except those having surgery. This room is disinfected regularly and there is no foot or animal traffic of any kind allowed. This minimizes contamination and the risk of infection during surgery.

The table is fully adjustable. It can be raised and lowered, or tilted to the surgeon's specifications.

There are two anesthetic machines waiting behind the surgery table, and there is an x-ray viewer on the wall.




 

 

 

 

Animal Medical Hospital
2459 Bellevue Avenue
West Vancouver, BC
V7V 1E1
Tel: 604-926-8654
Fax: 604-926-6839

Animal Medical Clinic on Georgia
1338 West Georgia
Vancouver, BC
V6E 4S2
Tel: 604-628-9699
Fax: 604-926-6839

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