CSR questions for a veterinary practice when making an appointment.
Educating clients on the importance of regular visits to their veterinarian and appropriate preventive measures, such as vaccination, endo- and ectoparasite control, and good overall health of their pets, is the best way to prevent the spread of disease.
Resources for veterinary teams for building infection control, prevention and biosecurity protocols.
Without effective ICPB practices implemented in the primary care and referral settings, the clinician’s efforts at disease prevention and treatment are compromised and, in some cases, nullified. Because many pathogens in the hospital environment have zoonotic potential, barriers to human exposure to animal pathogens in a clinical setting also serve to safeguard public health. Taken together, the consequences of ICPB have profound implications for clinical practice and should be of high priority.
A veterinary team’s best work can be undone by a breach in infection control, prevention, and biosecurity (ICPB). Such a breach, in the practice or home-care setting, can lead to medical, social, and financial impacts on patients, clients, and staff, as well as damaging the reputation of the hospital.
Every veterinary practice should have a documented ICPB program . At a minimum, this should be a collection of agreed-upon basic infection control practices and accompanying SOPs, growing into a formal manual incorporating specific staff education and training, client education, surveillance, and compliance programs.
Overview of environmental recommendations for a veterinary practice.