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Smart Storage for Your Vet Practice
Storage - an essential element in any veterinary clinic. Because it needs to be well thought out, and designed with efficiency and function in mind, we’ve put together some ideas to think about for your veterinary practice.
All too often, shelves don’t extend as high as they could, wasting valuable storage opportunities. By using floor to ceiling shelving, you can save plenty of space while also providing places to store your vet items.
And, you may be surprised by just how much you can fit into a narrow storage room when you run shelves along both walls and across the back.
Everyday items can be stored in central, easy-access areas. Cabinets are a great option for “point-of-use” storage, which offers a flexible and accessible way to store items that you need regularly.
Choose solid doors if you’re storing items that can get a bit messy, but make sure you add labels to ensure quick access to your items. If visibility is important, glass-doored cabinets are a good idea and will let you quickly locate your items. And if you need to continually retrieve items from your cabinet every 30 seconds or so, then an open cabinet setup – with no doors – might be your best option.
You can keep all your smaller everyday items organised using adjustable drawer dividers, which allows the drawer space to perfectly fit the items being stored.
If you have multiple consult rooms, it’s well worth having your drawers set up the same way in each room so you can easily locate and select the items that you require without any needless searching.
It’s best to designate a single storage room for bulk storage, rather than have items stored across multiple rooms. While a bulk storage room requires a dedicated space, it can be located in a less-accessible area. By having all your larger and surplus items in one location, you’ll not only maximise your use of space, but you’ll be able to monitor your stock levels.
Are you thinking of refurbishing your vet clinic, or opening a new practice? Take a look at some of our recent vet clinic fitouts or give the team a call on 1300 765 344.