VIDEO: How to Prepare for the Operating Room

By Cathy BarnetteOctober 25, 2023

Whether you’re a vet or a vet tech, stepping into an operating room for the first time may seem daunting. It doesn’t have to be! You already have all of the technical knowledge necessary to prepare an operating room successfully, but there are some nuances that you don’t want to forget.

In this video, you’ll learn how to prepare the operating room before surgery, so you, your patient, and your staff are set up for success. We walk you through the following:

  1. Making sure the O.R. is ready for both the patient and the surgeon
  2. A tools checklist so everything is ready to go before the patient enters the room
  3. How to prep your patient for surgery

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1. Role of the Veterinary Surgical Scrub Technician

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Author: Cathy Barnette

Cathy Barnette is a practicing small animal veterinarian, freelance writer, and contributor to XPrep Learning Solutions. She is passionate about both veterinary medicine and education, working to provide helpful information to veterinary teams and the general public. She enjoys spending time in nature with her family and leading a Girl Scout troop in her free time.


Vet Students, Vet Tech Students, Veterinarians, Veterinary Professionals, Veterinary Technicians

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