The difference between a good vet practice fitout and a great one is all in the details.
Taking the time to carefully plan all aspects of your practice – from the overall layout to all of the finer points, will mean that your clinic will not only look terrific, but it will also function efficiently.
Here are Elite’s top three tips for getting all the details of your vet practice fitout just right.
Take The Time To Plan:
When you begin planning your new or refurbished practice, its crucial to take the time to consider all of the different activities you (and your staff) will undertake each and every day. Do you need an extra-large waiting room, or is this space better utilised by designing a bigger operating theatre with more room to move around? Will cats be a large part of your patient base? If so, consider incorporating a dedicated entrance and waiting room for cats and their owners, separate your larger canine patients.
It is questions such as these – any many more – that need to be discussed with your veterinary fitout specialist. They have extensive experience about what floorplans work best for different types of vet clinics, and their guidance will make a huge difference in the usability and functionality of your new practice.
Two design particulars that are typically not given much thought, but can cause a lot of frustration are storage and power points.
Storage is a necessary element in any vet practice. However, it should be designed with efficiency and function in mind. Your storage areas should be located and designed to meet different needs. Bulk storage requires more space but can usually be located in a less-accessible area. In contrast, everyday items should be stored in central, easy-access areas.
When you receive your concept plan from your fitout specialist, go through your floorplan carefully to ensure your design includes enough power points in each room. Your power points should be located in different positions, depending on the activity you are undertaking in each area. When using your wet table, your power point’s optimal location is on an upright column, or descending from the ceiling. For your steri room, positioning powerpoints above the desktop would be the most convenient to power your sterilisation equipment.
Get Infection Control Right:
When considering the layout of your treatment and surgery rooms, ensure there are no gaps between the wall and larger items such as cabinetry and treatment tables to avoid the potential for bacteria to breed. Choosing the right materials for the finishes in your vet practice is also vital to ensure you can meet infection control standards. All surfaces should be durable and easy to clean. It is also worth considering waterproof paint in your steri room to save regular repainting.
At Elite Fitout Solutions, we have years of experience helping new and existing veterinary practice owners to get all the details right.
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To discuss your veterinary practice refurbishment or build project, contact Elite Today!
Phone: 1300 765 344
13/03/2019 | paddy
Medical & Surgical Lighting Pty Ltd
The 2019 range of examination lights are available in both examination (Series 1) and procedure (Series 3) models. The 10W Series 1 LED examination light with 51,500 Lux @ 600mm & 23,000 Lux @ 1M, is available in ceiling, wall and mobile mounted versions.
The larger 3 x 10W Series 3 LED procedure light with 83,300 Lux @ 600mm & 74,200 Lux @ 1M is available as either ceiling or wall mounted options. Both models are fitted with 4-stage electronic dimming so you will always find the perfect illumination of the task.
All MSL products are supported by our 5-year warranty.
Key Features of the MSL 2019 range of Australian manufactured examination & procedure lights.
MSL is an Australian company specialising in the design and manufacture of medical examination lights. Manufactured right here in Australia from premium grade materials, the MSL 2019 range has every feature you could ask for and more!
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Our team of specialists have been providing tailored and flexible solutions for veterinary professionals for over 25 years.
Before you take advantage of the end of year dealership promotions, be sure to give us a call so that you understand your finance options. Not only do we offer competitive interest rates and pre-approval for qualified clients, we will also structure your loan and repayments to best suit your needs.
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We develop and produce DR imaging products, under the RAD-X brand, to serve both small and large animal use. We use Canon DR panels as these are recognised as the gold standard worldwide. Currently we have new and updated options suitable to replace aging CR and first generation DR systems.
Call for a demo and assessment of your current unit. We distribute Porta portable and RAD-X HF Premier and Compact Vet x-ray systems, GE Ultrasound systems and a wide range of imaging accessory items.
RAD-X DR CX3A – Mobile DR
- Canon high resolution wireless panels – best image quality
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- Full commercial wireless access point (WAP) – greater range console to panel
- DICOM calibrated medical review monitor – better viewing
- Built in diagnostic viewing software – Merge eFilm Workstation V4.2
RAD-X DR CX4A – In clinic DR
This new product is designed for in clinic use. It has the same panels and aquisition software as the CX3A above. For wireless connection it
utilises the panel as an access point. This is built into an all in one PC with a 24” touchscreen monitor. There are options for viewing and
storage software. Step into the upper end of DR flat panel imaging.
RAD-X DR X1A Rover Portable DR
- This is our new simple and compact portable DR
- Canon high resolution wireless panels – best image quality
- Highly optimised image processing algorithms – best image quality
- RAD-X CXDI NE acquisition software – intuitive – easy to use
- Touchscreen tablet with keyboard and mouse or high end laptop
- Compact ballistic nylon case for the panel and tablet/laptop
Canon Next Generation Panels
CXDI 701C and 810C
- 125 micron – high resolution – more detail
- Ultra light – 2.3kg and 1.8kg
- Waterproof – IPX7 Standard
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Call or Email for a Demo Today!
- Colour Doppler
- 15” LCD Screen Image
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- Auto Optimisation and more….
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- New “Button” probes
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- Full cardiac options
- Vivid iq delivers a combination of portability and power with a touch screen
- Simple user interface to make your work easier with automated functions
- Fast boot up time lets you start scanning fast
- Fast battery, up to one-hour (with full charge)
- Smart Standby Mode allows you to take it where you need it without slowing down
- Full GE application setup and training
Contact us today for all your Imaging needs!
Tel: 1300 721 734
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- No hard wiring required
- In good working order
Price: $40.00 each
Contact Practice Manager Elissa
Dandenong Ranges Veterinary Centre
PH: 03 9751 2999
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