15.14.03.04

.04 Facilities, Equipment, and Supplies for Animal Surgery and Post Surgical Care.

A. If surgery is performed, appropriate facilities and equipment shall be provided and the operating area shall be run in accordance with accepted surgical practice.

B. A suitably equipped area shall include the following equipment and supplies:

(1) An autoclave or other equipment for effective sterilization of instruments, linens, gloves, gowns, and similar items;

(2) A scrub sink or a suitable container for surgical preparation;

(3) An operating light or sufficient power to assure clear illumination of the operative field;

(4) Instruments and drapes appropriate for the surgical procedures used in the hospital; and

(5) A positive pressure oxygen delivery system for small animal patients where medically indicated.