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Veterinary Clinic Special Facilitiies Checklist: Procedure Areas, Non-survival Surgeries, Laboratories, Rodent Surgeries, Imaging, Whole Body Irradiation, Hazardous Agent Containment, Behavioral Studies

The Facility Inspection Checklist is used to help in conducting semiannual reviews of programs and facilities for the care and use of animals.
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07/26/2022

Veterinary Clinic Special Facilitiies Checklist: Procedure Areas, Non-survival Surgeries, Laboratories, Rodent Surgeries, Imaging, Whole Body Irradiation, Hazardous Agent Containment, Behavioral Studies

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The Facility Inspection Checklist is used to help in conducting semiannual reviews of programs and facilities for the care and use of animals.
  • Date:

  • Location:

  • General Considerations:

  • labs used to house animals only when scientifically required and limited to minimum period necessary

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • drug storage, control, and expiration dates

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • sharps disposal

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • anesthetic monitoring

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • scavenging of anesthetic gases

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • safety features (e.g., SOPs, safety signs, eyewash stations, secure gas cylinders) are in place

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • carcass disposal

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Additional Concerns for Survival Surgery:

  • rodent survival surgery clean and uncluttered, not used for anything else during surgery

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • records of peri-operative care

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • aseptic procedures

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • autoclave monitoring procedures

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • storage of autoclaved materials

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • cold sterilization procedures are appropriate

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Imaging/Whole Body Irradiation:

  • location of resource limits contamination risk

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • appropriate transportation methods are in place

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • gas anesthesia provision, scavenging and monitoring are appropriate

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • appropriate sensors and ventilation are provided for cryogen gases

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • imaging console is located away from radiation source

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Hazardous Agent Containment:

  • facility adheres to APHIS, USDA and CDC Select Agent Regulations and other federal, state and local regulations including security measures

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Behavioral Studies:

  • facility minimizes airborne transmission of noise and ground-borne transmission of vibration

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • floor coverings reduce sound transmission

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • testing equipment allows for surface disinfection

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • components that cannot be cleaned are not in ready contact with animals and kept covered when not in use

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • housing areas are contiguous with testing areas when appropriate

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
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