The job of a veterinarian isn't always an easy one, and it comes with certain occupational risks that we have to address in order to stay safe. We're all aware of the dangers of working in close contact with animals. But there are other risks as well. These can include contact with hazardous substances and equipment, including everything from rubbing alcohol to oxygen tanks to products used in hoof repair. There's also potential for being exposed to dangerous chemicals such as phosphine gas while treating patients.
These pages provide information to help veterinarians and practice owners protect themselves and their employees. From guidance on personal protective equipment to specific information about precautions needed in dealing with animals that have ingested rodenticides, this important information can help keep you safe on the job.
Additional information can be found in the CDC's veterinary safety and health pages.