Clinic posters & client handouts

Trying to get a certain message across to clients? From vaccinations and antibiotics to preventive care, weather hazards and obesity, these posters and client handouts can help. Post in exam rooms or your waiting area, or hand them to clients for one-on-one reading. There also are back-of-house posters to help remind your staff about prescription-writing best practices and proper pharmaceutical disposal.

Pet care


Kitten Socialization Send clients with new puppies and kittens home with good information on socialization. Download our client-ready puppy and kitten socialization handouts, available only to AVMA members.

Prescription choices

Your Pet Prescription Choices Clients often know they can get their pets' prescriptions filled at a human pharmacy. But they don't always know the advantages and disadvantages of their prescription options. Use this pet prescriptions handout to help educate them and let them know that their pet's health is your most important concern. Available to AVMA members only, the flyer includes space where you can add your own clinic logo or stamp. It's also available in black and white.

Dental care

Pet Dental Care Dental care is a critical component of all pets' health care, but clients often don't realize its importance. Educate them with this dental care handout, available in both color and black and white and exclusive to AVMA members. If you observe National Pet Dental Health Month in your clinic, this poster also can help with your promotions.


Canine antibiotics clinic poster Clients want their ailing pets to feel better when they're under the weather - and sometimes they think that has to mean a prescription. But veterinarians know that antibiotics often aren't the answer. Our Be Careful with Antibiotics posters – one featuring a dog and one with a kitten – help clients understand why you don't always prescribe antibiotics. Available exclusively to AVMA members.

Declaw... or not?

Declaw… or Not?Conversations about declawing can be difficult. We hope to make it easier with our “Declaw… or Not?” client handout, covering everything from scratching as normal behavior, alternatives to declawing, and declawing as a major surgery that requires aggressive pain management under the care of an experienced veterinarian.

What to expect after your pet's vaccination

What to Expect after Your Pet's VaccinationClients often are concerned about how their pet may react to vaccines. What's normal and what's a sign of a problem? This handout, available only to AVMA members, helps educate your clients on what they can expect and when they should call you.

Responsible pet ownership

Responsible Pet Ownership posterHang this poster in your waiting rooms and exam rooms to educate your clients about responsible pet ownership. AVMA members can download the poster for free in a 8.5"x11" flyer format, in either English or Spanish. Both versions also are available as full-sized posters for your clinic walls in our online store, where AVMA members receive pricing discounts.


Pets age faster than people

Pets Age Faster than People posterThis downloadable poster, which doubles as a client handout, will educate clients about the aging process for pets and the importance of preventive healthcare exams. A large, glossy version of the poster is available for sale in our store, but the 8.5" x 11" PDF is downloadable for free by AVMA members.

Safe use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatories

NSAID Safety flyerNSAIDs are some of the most commonly prescribed medications, yet many owners are unaware of the risks and what they can do to keep their pet safe. Our flyer explaining these medications, available to AVMA members only, provides pet owners with an overview of the risks and the safe use of NSAIDs. The flyer is designed as a client handout, and includes room for your clinic logo or stamp.

Check the chip: your pet's microchip info

Check the Chip Day flyerA microchip is only as good as the registration information it conveys. This flyer created for Check the Chip Day lets you give clients a record of their pet's microchip number and the last date you checked the registration information to ensure it was up-to-date.

Preventive pet healthcare

Preventive Pet Healthcare posterFrom dental care to preventing obesity and early disease detection, this downloadable 8.5" x 11" poster gives your clients a constant reminder of the value of preventive care. Available to AVMA members only.

Canine influenza

Canine Influenza Client HandoutCanine influenza isn't seasonal like human flu. An outbreak can occur at any time. When it does, you'll want to have this full-color canine influenza handout on hand to help clients understand the illness and how best to protect their pets. Also available in black and white.

Animal safety

Cold weather

Cold Weather Pet Safety posterWe all know the dangers that cold weather can pose to pets. But do your clients? Our cold weather pet safety poster, available as a free download for AVMA members only, can serve as a conversation starter in your clinic – and help you make winter safety a top-of-mind concern for clients. Also available in black and white.

Warm weather

Pets in Cars poster Ensure that clients know how to keep their pets safe in warm weather – and that they know this includes days that don’t seem that hot to people. Post our warm weather safety flyer in your exam rooms, and hand copies to your clients so they'll know the risks and be prepared. It's available as a free download for AVMA members only, and also comes in a black-and-white version.

Pets in cars

Pets in Cars posterWe have two posters to help educate your clients about car safety for their pets: one to warn against leaving pets in hot cars, the other about using pet restraints such as seat belts.

Emergency contact cards

Emergency Contact CardsRemind your clients to prepare in advance to keep their pets and livestock safe in a natural disaster or emergency. We have both clinic posters and emergency contact cards to help.


Halloween pet safety

Halloween Pet Safety posterMake sure your clients know how to protect their pets on this scary holiday with our downloadable Halloween Dangers flyer. Available only to AVMA members, it's suitable for either handing to clients or posting on waiting room and exam room walls. Both a color version and a black-and-white option are available.

Winter holidays - pet safety

7 Holiday Pet Dont's posterThe winter holidays can be fun and festive, but they also can be risky for pets. Our Holiday Pet DON’Ts poster offers a humorous reminder about some of the risks, and can serve as a good conversation starter for clients to ask you questions.

Veterinarians and the veterinary care team

Veterinarian-client-patient relationship

VCPR posterMake sure your clients understand the basis – and value – of the veterinarian-client-patient relationship (VCPR). Our downloadable VCPR poster can be posted on your clinic walls to remind clients how important it is for them to maintain their strong relationship with you.

Staff information

Reduce prescription errors

Reduce Prescription Errors poster/flyerClearly written prescriptions help prevent misunderstandings and misinterpretations that can harm patient health. Writing legibly is one part of the problem, but another is avoiding abbreviations that could cause confusion. Post these prescription-writing best practices in your back-office areas to help train your staff to avoid preventable errors. (Available exclusively to AVMA members.)

Vet shopping and drug diversion

Vet Shopping and Drug Diversion Guide flyerThis printable resource can be used in the back office of your clinic to help your veterinary team know how to identify "vet shoppers" and combat drug diversion.

Do's and don'ts of antimicrobial therapy

Do's and Don't of Antimicrobial Therapy: Cat posterResponsible antimicrobial use preserves and optimizes the efficacy of antimicrobials and minimizes the selection for antimicrobial-resistant bacteria, thereby protecting public and animal health. This downloadable PDF flyer reminds your staff about important considerations for antimicrobial use in treating patients.

Antimicrobial stewardship checklist

Checklist to Implement Antimicrobial StewardshipUse this checklist to implement antimicrobial stewardship measures in your practice. Available only to AVMA members, it will help you establish a baseline and regularly review your progress.

Best management practices for pharmaceutical disposal

Best Management Practices for Pharmaceutical Disposal poster/flyerPerfect for hanging in back-office areas of your clinic to educate and remind staff how to handle unwanted pharmaceuticals, this two-sided PDF poster/flyer offers both an eye-catching pictorial step-by-step and detailed information for educating staff. Available to AVMA members only.

Crisis intervention and support

Suicide prevention flyer

Remind team members that help is always a free phone call away. These hotlines offer 24-hour support. Download this poster in color or black and white to post in your break room or other staff area.