25th April 2020

We supply many veterinary practices with vet fridges and are sometimes asked why a cheaper domestic fridge can’t be used instead.

For veterinary best practice, constant and accurate temperature controlled storage of expensive drugs, should be standard.  With a wide temperature range and no integral temperature monitoring, the domestic fridge could prove a false economy  for your veterinary practice.  A Shoreline veterinary fridge will provide you with accurate temperature monitoring and at the very least some peace of mind.

RCVS Inspection criteria requires veterinary professionals to store products in accordance with the requirements specified by the drug manufacturers, failure to do so is cited as deficiency, this could have an impact on re-inspection intervals.

It is the responsibility of the veterinary practice to demonstrate that the fridge they use is able to store vaccines at the correct temperature, this can be achieved by monitoring the temperature using the correct equipment and logging the results for later inspection. Domestic refrigerators, however do not offer a consistent internal temperature throughout – the internal temperature offered by a domestic refrigerator ranges from 0 to + 10°C, and there is little stability or temperature control offered.

Shoreline vet fridges are manufactured to meet tight guidelines laid down for the storage of temperature sensitive drugs and offer storage at +2c to +8C at all times throughout the interior of the fridge. This is achieved using an internal air-circulating fan – not found on domestic fridges. An audio / visual alarm is fitted to advise the user of any temperature deviation outside of the +2c to + 8c range. The digital temperature controller displays the current internal temperature of the fridge and remembers the MAX & MIN temperature extremes since its last reset. In addition, to protect your valuable drugs, a quality lock is fitted to the door. Shoreline vet fridges come with 5 years’ parts & labour warranty and annual calibration. A domestic refrigerator only offers a 1 year warranty and no calibration. We also have 24/7 technical support available out of hours to support veterinary staff round the clock (support@shoreline-uk.com).

Click here to see our range of vet fridges

For advice, contact  customer service on 01903 733877 or email office@shoreline.co.uk

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