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VET MED FACILITIES BUSY OVER HOLIDAY “BREAK”

By Allan Leikam, Director of Vet Med Facilities

Greetings from the College of Veterinary Medicine. As we approach the upcoming holiday season, the students head home and the campus exhales from a busy and stressful semester. However, it is just the opposite for all of us in Facilities. Here at Vet Med, we have been—and continue to be—at work in preparing the College of Veterinary Medicine and the Kansas State maintenance-1University Diagnostic Laboratory for their Accreditation Inspections. The reason for the Accreditation Inspection is to ensure quality, professional, veterinary education by conducting periodic accreditation reviews to determine the degree by which a college or school of veterinary medicine meets the standards of accreditation and its own stated goals and objectives.

To prepare for these inspections requires extensive planning and participation between Facilities, Vet Med departments, and the building users. On November 6-9, 2016 Kansas State University Diagnostic Laboratory had their accreditation inspection. Some of the things we did to prepare for the inspection included:

  • Stripped and waxed 26 Lab and Prep Rooms
  • Replaced all ceiling tile in Clinical Pathology (4000 Sq. Ft.)
  • Inspected and replaced all stained and broken ceiling tile in 26 Labs
  • Painted six restrooms
  • Painted all doors and frames in Necropsy
  • Various maintenance and small repair projects

This coming April, the College of Veterinary Medicine will have their AVMA Accreditation Inspection and review. Last spring, a committee of eight to 10 people were charged with developing a list and a plan that will enable us to be ready for the April 2017 inspection. Through that process we identified an extensive list of needs. Several of the major projects identified will need to be completed during the upcoming Holiday Break. At the present time, we have various projects including:

  • Mosier Hall J128 & 128A – Install new LED lighting, new floor covering
  • Mosier Hall – New floor covering
  • Mosier Hall Frick Auditorium – Remove curtains, paint, remove carpet stairs and replace with epoxy flooring
  • Trotter Hall 2nd floor lobby and stairwell – Remove existing wall covering and paint, install stairwell LED lighting
  • Trotter Hall 301 – Install LED Tunable lighting
  • Extensive floor work throughout Mosier, Trotter and Coles Halls
  • Power wash all exteriors on Mosier, Trotter and Coles Halls
  • Trotter Hall 104 – Remove existing study carols and sinks to prepare for the Third Floor Anatomy

The Facilities Vet Med Team must complete all the work listed above by the beginning of the Spring Semester while they continue to perform their routine cleaning and maintenance of all Vet Med buildings including the Hospitalthank-you I would like to take this opportunity to thank my staff for all their hard work and dedication as we prepare for such an important process.

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