SETTING THESAURUS

VET CLINIC



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HELPFUL TIP:

Settings should always be chosen with care. Consider the emotion you want your viewpoint character to feel and how setting choices, weather elements, and symbolism might build a specific mood in the scene, create tension and conflict, or even raise the stakes.
SIGHTS:
A pet-friendly waiting room and reception area
Tiled floors
Cats in carriers
Dogs on leashes
Owners leafing through magazines or stroking an anxious pet's fur
Racks of dry and wet pet food for sale
Drool spots and stray hairs on the floor
Pet supplies for sale such as shampoos, leashes and collars, tags, toys, skin treatments, treats, vitamins, nail and hair clippers, stain treatment systems, and house training supplies
Flyers for upcoming fundraisers or special events
Animal-themed posters on the walls
Individual exam rooms consisting of scales, a sink, a computer, assistants taking notes on clipboards, files, an exam table, medical instruments and needles, and a container of dog treats
Charts on the wall displaying dental models and digestive tracts for cats and dogs 
Garbage cans and bio-waste containers
Vials of medicine and vaccines in a drawer
Pets wearing the cone of shame after a procedure
A vet wearing latex gloves and a lab coat manually examining an animal 
An in-house lab (X-ray machine, an ultrasound machine, lead vests and aprons, a centrifuge, a microscope)
A pharmacy
Surgical rooms containing an operating table, lights, trays of surgical instruments, anesthesia machines, IVs and catheters, blood pressure monitors, an autoclave, and an oxygen machine
A kennel area with stacked cages, blankets, bowls of food and water, and toys
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