Exam Room Equipment

Dr. Lila Miller, D.V.M., ASPCA Sr. Director Animal Sciences & Vet Advisor

 

THE BASIC HEALTH EXAMINATION
Exam Room Equipment

This is by no means a complete list. It is a basic start, which should be modified by the needs of the shelter, and its budget.

Capital equipment

Sink
Stainless Steel exam table, preferably with hole to allow urine runoff
Bright overhead lighting, ceiling mounted surgical lights and/or free standing floor light
(Good lighting is essential to perform a proper physical exam)
Microscope
Diagnostic set with ophthalmoscope and otoscope
Lockable cabinets for syringes, needles and drugs such as ace promazine, rompun
Walk on scale

Diagnostic Aids

Thermometers
Stethoscope
Wood’s light to detect Microsporum canis
Penlights
Microscope slides for fecals
Fungassay for ringworm cultures
Fecalyzers for fecals
Optional diagnostic kits, such as Cite tests for parvo, heartworms, Felv tests, etc.
Flea comb

First Aid

Rolls of cotton
Vet wrap or ace bandages
Antibiotic ointment such as nitrofuracin
Medicine jars to store tongue depressors, cotton tipped applicators, cotton balls, gauze
rolls, adhesive tape, etc
Bandage Scissors
Nail clippers, White and guillotine
Styptic powder
Tourniquet
Intravenous tubing
Butterfly catheters
Disinfectants
Alcohol
Hydrogen peroxide Nolvasan (or other disinfectant)
Bleach

Restraint

Elizabethan Collars
Assorted muzzles
Ropes
Restraint poles
Cat bags
Heavy restraint gloves

Miscellaneous

Vinyl examination gloves
Face masks
Syringes
Needles

 

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