Visit to Dr. Nonie Coutts Veterinary Surgery – College of Architecture Engineering & Design
In the framework of the continuous trial of Department of Architectural Engineering at Kingdom University to engage with the community, a project aiming to design a specialized veterinary hospital is offered to the students in the fourth level. In order to proceed in the design process, students needed to visit a real Veterinary clinic to raise their awareness of different departments such as Emergency and Accidents(E&A); Operation Theatre; Intensive Care Unit (ICU); Central Supply and Sterilization Unit (CSSD); Clinics; Radiology; Laboratories; Pharmacy; and Kennels. Students needed also to know about the relationship between previous departments as well as the technological considerations incorporated in such departments.
A site visit to Dr. Nonie Coutts Veterinary Surgery was held Wednesday 29th of November, 2017 at 04:00 PM. Dr. Lisa (senior veterinarian) accompanied the students and Dr. Sherif El-Wageeh while visiting different sections.
Students had an opportunity to visit all the sections of the vet. They took notes on the spatial and technical requirements of different departments while listening to Dr. Lisa’s guidance. The tour started with the reception lobby, then the diagnosing rooms. In the upper floor, students saw the laboratory and radiology and took notes about types and sizes of different equipment in both sections. Dr. Lisa, then, showed the Central Supply and Sterilization Unit (CSSD) to the students. Then, students had an opportunity to have a guided tour of the surgical operations theatre. They saw the pets’ preparation room, the dentist suit, and the operations room. Dr. Lisa explained the technical issues related to sterilization, ventilation and animal handling. Finally, the tour ended with visiting the pets’ grooming section and the kennels.