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Services for the Veterinary Practice Team : BioSecurity & Disasters, Safety & Ergonomics

Safety and Ergonomics


AVMA Safety Education Center

CDC/NIOSH--Veterinary Safety and Health

Safety Vet  Philip Seibert

Search DVM360 for keyword safety or other safety keywords. DVM360 has many free downloadable resources and articles.

Find articles in PubMed:

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                       "Safety"[Mesh] veterinarians

To find articles like these:

Butterworth J. Think ahead: safety first for equine vets. Vet Rec. 2016 Mar
19;178(12):295-6. doi: 10.1136/vr.i1355.



AVMA Introduction to Ergonomics

DVM Magazine on Participatory Ergonomics July 1, 2009

Search PubMed

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        veterinarians AND (occupational diseases OR ergonomics OR musculoskeletal diseases)

To find articles like these:

Lucas M, Day L, Shirangi A, Fritschi L. Significant injuries in Australian
veterinarians and use of safety precautions. Occup Med (Lond). 2009
Aug;59(5):327-33. doi: 10.1093/occmed/kqp070. 




Books that contain ergonomic advice

Biosecurity & Disasters


Disaster Preparedness and Response

Overview articles:

AVMA Disaster Preparedness / Veterinary Medical Assistance Team (VMAT)

  • Some resources for AVMA members only, but the 400 page resource for veterinarins,  Emergency Preparedness & Response Guide is available in English as PDF and the planning booklet for animal owners is available in English and Spanish
  • Links to AVMA resources are included on the comprehensive NLM Web site below.

VIN News Service--Emergencies and Disasters, local and national