Asked in Veterinary MedicineWorkplace Health and Safety
What personal protective equipment do vets use?
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.