In the past, MnTAP has offered specific information for veterinary clinics. In our recent round of website updates, we determined that the waste and regulatory topics related to animals are identical to the waste and regulatory topics related to humans. For example, when using medications in a veterinary clinic, you should be following the same licensing, storage, and disposal guidelines as other healthcare facilities. Common types of waste are listed below, with links to detailed information about each topic. This list may not be inclusive of all types of waste generated at your facility. Each facility is responsible for evaluating and complying with all regulatory requirements for managing their wastes.
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) offers waste disposal tools for members; visit their Veterinary Practice Waste Disposal Decision Maker page for details.
Veterinary Clinics may also be interested in environmental sustainability topics, such as waste reduction and recycling, energy efficiency, green cleaning, and environmentally preferable purchasing. Resources are included on this page for your convenience.
Regulatory Waste Topics
Use these links to find out more about how to properly manage the following types of waste, which are commonly found in veterinary clinics: