Clinical Sciences Facilities

 

PHYSICAL FACILITIES AND EQUIPMENT 

 

1.ADEQUACY AND MAINTENANCE OF ROOMS/AREAS FOR UNIT ACTIVITIES

 With the merger of the small and large animal departments into the Department of Clinical Sciences (DCS), the department has for its use twenty-two offices, one conference room, four classrooms (two in the Clinical Anatomy Building and two in the Large Animal Care Center) and one surgery laboratory. In addition, the Department utilizes the facilities of the VTH for its clinical teaching and service responsibilities.Of the two classrooms in the Clinical Anatomy Building, one is an electronic classroom containing modern computers, satellite educational capabilities and audiovisual teaching equipment. All departments share the electronic classroom through advanced scheduling for lectures, seminars, electronic computer training and visiting faculty. The classroom in the Large Animal Care Center has a capacity of 140 students and has movable partitions that can easily subdivide the area into two separate classrooms. This room contains modern audiovisual TV monitors and satellite educational capabilities and is well lighted.Renovation of Ward-H along with the addition of and Ward-C along with the addition of a Large Animal Isolation ward has been completed. 

2.QUANTITY, QUALITY AND MAINTENANCE OF EQUIPMENT 

The student surgery laboratory is equipped with a room exhaust system and an active anesthetic gas scavenging system. The traditional lecture hall classroom is equipped with standard slide, overhead and computerized projection. TV monitors for video and satellite reception of electronic transmissions from the School's Media Center are also available. A variety of modern and up-to-date training video and slide tape presentations is available and is used by the departmental faculty to supplement didactic courses. The quantity and quality of equipment provided is good.

3.FUNDING SOURCES FOR EQUIPMENT ACQUISITION AND REPLACEMENT

The acquisition and replacement of equipment are financed mainly through University funding, external grants, and contributions from industrial firms, alumni, and private individuals. The purchase and maintenance of major equipment that support the Department's outreach service components are the responsibility of the VTH. It is recommended that:  a. the centralized dog-holding facility be renovated to  better coordinate activities related to student surgery courses; b. a revolving account for the DCS and VTH for maintenance and appropriation of equipment, supplies and drugs be put in ;c. steps be instituted to ensure an optimal level of cleanliness in the client service areas by providing an on-site janitor to complement the janitorial services of the Physical Plant Division; andd. the laboratories in Ward-C and Ward-H be renovated and upgraded.