Veterinary Safety Manual

The AVMA PLIT developed the Veterinary Safety Manual to provide information to reduce the risk of illness and injury at veterinary practices. Updated for 2016, the manual focuses on risks specific to veterinary practices and includes customizable model policies and procedures.

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This veterinary-specific employee training tool will help you:

  1. Identify exposures, hazards, and losses
  2. Evaluate current controls
  3. Develop custom solutions
  4. Implement solutions
  5. Measure results and evaluate solutions

Order Options:

  • Printed Manual + USB Flash Drive ($129)
  • USB Flash Drive Only ($59)
  • Digital Download (Complimentary)

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Veterinary Safety Manual Key Content Sections:


  • How to use the manual
  • Establishing new safety and health programs at your practice
  • Enhancing existing programs
  • OSHA’s impact on veterinarians

Safety Program Structure

  • How to structure an effective program
  • Establishing goals
  • Roles and responsibilities

Human Resources Interfaces

  • Employee health and safety orientation and training
  • Accident reporting, investigation, and recordkeeping

Safety Related to Primary Veterinary Services

  • General safety rules
  • Hazard recognition and control
  • Animal handling and restraint
  • Infection control
  • Security and violence-free workplace
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Emergency action plan
  • OSHA inspection plan
  • Radiation safety
  • Controlled substances