Infection prevention and biosecurity

Infection prevention and biosecurity are an essential part of patient care and should play an important role in the daily practice of veterinary medicine. 

All veterinary practice team members, from veterinarians to kennel attendants, must maximize measures to prevent the spread of infectious pathogens as part of the care they provide to their patients and clients. An effective infection prevention and biosecurity program is an integral part of the One Health Initiative, a movement put into place to protect humans, animals, and the environment from the negative impact of pathogens.

This booklet will empower your practice’s infection prevention team to review and improve current protocols on a regular basis. We feel strongly that infectious disease prevention and control is important to veterinary medicine and the health of our pets.

Read Keep It Clean: Infection Control and Biosecurity in Veterinary Medicine by the Numbers

This booklet was supported by an educational grant from Virox Animal Health.



Prevent hospital-acquired infections

2018 AAHA Infection Control, Prevention, and Biosecurity Guidelines

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Start prevention at home

Keep pets, clients, and staff safe from infection with preventive healthcare brochures, featuring such topics as canine influenza, leptospirosis, and zoonotic diseases.

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Keep your team safe

The AAHA Be Safe Series includes videos, workbooks, posters, and more. Keep your staff safe and your practice compliant with an OSHA-approved safety training program.

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