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What personal protective equipment do vets use?

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October 17, 2012 12:13PM

Most veterinarians use less PPE than they should, limiting themselves to gloves when handling biologic fluids and tissues and the use of lead aprons and thyroid shields when operating a radiograph machine.

During dental cleanings and oral surgeries, most veterinarians will choose to use a face shield to protect from splashing.

Otherwise, veterinarians tend to rely on technique and good assistants to stay safe.