Veterinarians: Resources for Stationary Clinics
In order to provide the best care for animal patients, it is the responsibility of veterinary practices to minimize the risks associated with the spread of infectious and zoonotic diseases. The establishment of a Biological Risk Management (BRM) program, with practical approaches designed for individual facilities, can help identify the potential risks within a clinic before they become problems.
Importance of BRM to Veterinary Practitioners
The implementation of BRM protocols are a practical precaution for any veterinary practice. A well designed plan will:
- Optimize patient care by reducing the threat of infectious and nosocomial disease.
- Help reduce the risk and spread of zoonotic disease. This is especially relevant to high risk groups (e.g. immunocompromised, pregnant, children, elderly).
- Reduce the risk of liability and financial loss due to disease outbreaks.
- Prepare for foreign animal diseases and the emergence of novel pathogens.
- Reduce the risk of antimicrobial resistance.
- Promote public health.
- Develop skills and knowledge of infectious disease control among staff members.
- Stationary Veterinary Clinic BRM Document (PDF 239KB)
- Stationary Veterinary Clinic BRM Key Points (PDF 142KB)
- Stationary Veterinary Clinic Toolbox (PDF 74KB)
- Transmission Routes Definition (PDF 186KB)
- Transmission Routes Handouts (PDF 117KB)
- Bovine Routes of Transmission (PDF 378KB)
- Canine Routes of Transmission (PDF 283KB)
- Equine Routes of Transmission (PDF 352KB)
- Feline Routes of Transmission (PDF 289KB)
- Standard Precautions (PDF 124KB)
- Hand Washing Sign Large (PDF 381KB)
- Hand Washing Sign Small (PDF 159KB)
- Pet Scription CDC (PDF 197KB)
- Safe Pet Guidelines PAWS (PDF 369KB)
- Stationary Pre-Assessment Questionnaire (DOC 165KB)
- Stationary Vet Clinic BRM References (PDF 32KB)
- 2010 NASPHV Compendium of Veterinary Standard Precautions (PDF 562KB)
- NASPHV Model Infection Control Plan (DOC 52KB)