Veterinary Standard Operating Procedures

Cleaning the Radiography Suite


  • Clean the worktops, x-ray stand, lights, x-ray processor and cupboard doors with an appropriate disinfectant (see appendix A).
  • Clean the tables, the table legs and underneath the tables with an appropriate disinfectant (see appendix A).
  • Clean the windows and glass using glass cleaner.
  • Sweep the floor and mop using an appropriate disinfectant (see appendix A) using the brush in prep room and the green mop bucket.
  • Clinical waste bins are emptied daily and sent for incineration.
  • Normal waste is emptied and collected once every 3 weeks.
  • Sharps bin and DOOPS bin are collected when full and replaced.
  • Clean the sinks, tiles and grout with a cream cleaner.
  • Refill Hibiscrub, spirit and disinfectant bottles.
  • Refill consumables.


  • Wipe down the walls with an appropriate disinfectant (see appendix A).
  • Clean and organise the shelves.


  • Clean, tidy and organise the cupboards are tidied.
  • Dismantle and clean the scavenging air cylinders.
  • Clean the air conditioning unit.

Appendix - Disinfectants

  • We use Anigene as our disinfectant.
  • It is made up daily for kennels and cattery in yellow buckets at a concentration rate of 1:100 (10ml Anigene to 1ltr water).
  • We have spray bottles with 1:100 concentration in consult rooms, pharmacy, prep room, dental, laboratory, kennels, cattery, radiography, theatres. It is used to clean surfaces between each patient.
  • We use a concentration on 1:100 to clean all floors, made up daily and disposed of correctly at the end of the day. Yellow bucket and yellow mops: kennels, cattery, waiting room. Green bucket and green mops: prep room, radiography, dental, scrub. Blue bucket and blue mops: both theatres.
  • For cleaning isolation, we made up Anigene at a concentration of 1:50 in spray bottles, bucket and mop bucket
  • Red bucket and red mops – Isolation
  • Mop heads are washed in the washing machine at 60.c after each use.
  • Clean all windows and glass daily with Flash Anti-bac Plus.

Prepared by V1. 29/9/2023

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