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Understanding Your Veterinary Clinic: How to Properly Disinfect Surfaces

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What are your patients bringing into your veterinary clinic? As veterinary practices provide treatment for a variety of health issues, it can quickly become a breeding ground for viruses, diseases, and harmful bacteria, unless surfaces are sanitized and disinfected properly. Fortunately, Rescue® Disinfectants are making it even easier for clinics to create a clean and safe environment for all of their patients and staff.

Changing Disinfection Practices

For years, veterinary clinics were required to use a number of disinfecting products to create a clean space while protecting the various types of surfaces and equipment used on a daily basis. From fabrics to phones to examination tables, policies, and procedures needed to be followed to ensure that staff disinfected these surfaces properly while using these chemicals correctly. Disinfectants have changed over the years, but one issue that many clinics still face, however, is allowing for the correct contact time to take place while disinfecting a surface or piece of equipment. While some disinfectants require a contact time of ten minutes or more, Rescue® is making it even easier to reach the appropriate contact time, every time. With a contact time of one minute or less and a formula that is gentle on staff and equipment, veterinary technicians no longer have to worry about working with harsh chemicals in order to disinfect equipment between patients.

To make it even easier, Rescue® Disinfectants are available in three different formats. From our concentrate to ready to use spray to wipes, Rescue® can be used on all surfaces in one application.

Maintaining a Clean Clinic

To ensure that your veterinary clinic is free of harsh chemical residue, bacteria, and viruses, disinfecting every surface multiple times throughout the day should be a standard practice. While it is important to properly disinfect all equipment that an animal comes into contact with, there are surfaces that are sometimes left untouched and are therefore ignored! A clean veterinary clinic is a happy clinic, so be sure to use Rescue® products inside and outside your practice to not only remove blood, urine, dirt, grime, mold, laboratory stains and pathogens in as little as one minute of contact time, but to reduce fear pheromones as well.

Rescue® can be used on but is not limited to:

  • Floors
  • Kennels
  • Runs
  • Counters
  • Exam tables
  • Fabrics
  • Reception areas
  • Stethoscopes, otoscopes, etc.
  • Computer keyboard/ mice
  • Phones
  • Doorknobs
  • Light switches
  • Scales
  • Concrete pillars
  • Curbs
  • Door jams

With so many areas and surfaces to disinfect throughout the day, our concentrate, ready to use liquids and wipes make disinfecting quick and painless.

Creating a Safe Space

A veterinary clinic should be a safe space that provides the best treatment for their patients without creating additional fear or anxiety due to the types of disinfectants that are used. Since Accelerated Hydrogen Peroxide®, a key component of Rescue® Disinfectants, is environmentally preferable as it breaks down into water and oxygen, it is safe to handle at in-use dilutions without personal protective equipment. That means that not only will it destroy pathogens, but it will have no damaging or harmful effects on your staff or patients. As soon as a patient leaves your clinic, your team can reach for a Rescue® Disinfectant without fear or worry.

Rescue® Disinfectants are not only safer for humans and animals but are gentle on a wide range of materials, allowing your team to be able to use it on most surfaces without a second guess.

Making it even easier to create a clean and safe veterinary clinic is just another way that Rescue® Disinfectants are deliberately different. To order your free trial pack of Rescue® Disinfectant wipes, fill out the form below. To learn more about Rescue’s® disinfecting power, visit our website!

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