Recommended Cleaning and Disinfection Frequency for Common Environmental Surfaces in Veterinary Practices4

Surface or Object

Horizontal surfaces with low patient contact (e.g., front desk, records area)
Horizontal surfaces with high patient contact (e.g., exam tables, scale, kennels)
Vertical surfaces (e.g., walls, doors, windows including blinds/curtains)
Hard floors (e.g., tile, sealed cement)
Carpets and upholstery


*Do not vacuum if there may have been contact with an animal shedding an infectious pathogen (i.e., ringworm), unless the vacuum is equipped with a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter.