A licensed veterinarian employed at a
veterinary facility or mobile clinic is responsible to assure that the
following criteria pertaining to facilities are met:
(a) Facility must maintain appropriate
federal, state and local permits.
(b) Facility must be appropriately
(c) Facility must be
(d) Facility must be well
(e) Facility must be
Facility must be in a good state of repair.
(g) Facility walls and floors must be easily
(h) Facility must have
means for disposal of dead animals, tissue, hazardous materials, medical waste
which must meet local and state requirements.
(i) Facility must have exterior legible
(j) Facility must keep
grounds clean and orderly, if applicable.
(k) Facility must have a restroom in working
order which is maintained in a clean and orderly manner. Mobile clinics are
exempt from this requirement.
Facility must have clean and orderly receiving area.
(m) Facility must have a telephone answering
machine or answering service available after business hours.
(n) Facility must have a holding or housing
area with proper sanitation, ventilation, lighting, size, and temperature
appropriate for the animal species. Each animal must be contained in a secure
manner identified as appropriate and any contagious animals must be isolated as
(o) Facility must have
appropriate waste receptacles available.
(p) Facility must have effective insect and
(q) Facility must
store pharmaceuticals, biologicals, reagents and lab samples in accordance with
label directions or other instructions.
(r) Facility must have fire extinguisher with
current annual inspection.
Facility must post in a prominent public area a copy of the current license
issued by the Georgia State Board of Veterinary Medicine or current online
verification of licensure from the Board website for each veterinarian and
veterinary technician working at the facility.