Ultrasonic Cleaners in Vet Sterilization Practice

Cleaning and Sterilization in a Vet Surgery

Cleaning and Sterilization in a Vet Surgery

Ultrasonic cleaners are everywhere in medical sterilization processes. In a post by the Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC) for the VET 121 Clinical Practices I course they describe sterilization and instrument practices. They cover the definitions of disinfection, sterilization and autoclave. The process of keeping everything in the surgical process sterile is called the ‘aseptic technique’. A variety of sterilization procedures and instruments are discussed including physical and chemical methods. Autoclaves are the most used and effective equipment for sterilization. Ultrasonic cleaners are used regularly for preliminary washing and disinfection prior to sterilization.


For further information visit loudoun.nvcc.edu.

About Bob Sandor

Bob began working as a chemist in 1987 and remains a science geek to this day. After his PhD he worked on the bench in materials and inorganic chemistry for 10 years. He then took on a love for marketing and sales. He combined his passion for science and business and took entrepreneur general management positions in large corporations like Hoecsht Celanese now Sanofi Aventis, Bel-Art and Smiths Detection. There he learned what it would take to run a business and finally Tovatech was co-founded in 2006. Bob’s hobbies include playing, listening and composing music, skiing, working out, the internet and all things science. Read More