(A) An ambulatory unit for livestock practice is a form of clinical veterinary practice driven from one location to another for delivery of veterinary services.
(B) The ambulatory unit shall have a permanent base of operations with a published address and telephone number for making appointments or responding to emergency situations.
(C) Ambulatory units shall provide and maintain the following equipment: stethoscope, thermometer, refrigeration, appropriate means of sterilization, adequate means of restraint, emergency drugs and supplies, instruments, gloves and surgical attire/equipment appropriate for surgeries performed, and telephone or wireless communication system. All equipment shall be clean, neat, and in good repair.
(D) If surgical procedures are performed, the following standards must be met:
(1) All surgeries shall be performed in accordance with accepted surgical practice;
(2) A means for effective sterilization of instruments shall be available;
(3) Lighting of sufficient power to assure clear illumination of the surgical field shall be available; and
(4) Running water suitable for scrubbing and other surgical preparation shall be available.
(E) Drugs and biologics must be maintained as required in paragraph (E) of rule 4741-1-03 of the Administrative Code.
(F) Records must comply with rule 4741-1-21 of the Administrative Code.
Prior History: (Five Year Review (FYR) Dates:
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4741.03(C)(9)
Rule Amplifies: 4741.22(A)
Prior Effective Dates: 07/15/2014, 05/14/2018)