Trust in Pets. Trust In Vets. Campaigns and Clinical Waste.

by Michael Addison in Waste Management | posted:

Clinical waste disposal vets

Trust your vet is a new government-backed campaign encouraging pet owners to accept vet advice that antibiotics might not always be the only answer. Yet, the British Veterinary Association found the majority of Pet owners expect antibiotics when they visit.


Why not give it then?

All you need to know about Antibacterial Resistance

The definition of Antimicrobial Resistance is: “when the microorganisms that cause infection survive exposure to a medicine that would normally kill them or stop their growth.”

It’s a double-edged sword, antibiotics can treat infections caused by bacteria but over time bacteria adapts and finds new ways survive.

This initiative isn’t new by any means. For example, the veterinary medicines doctorate monitor yearly antibiotic used in livestock animals.

antiobiotic usage

So, how does this apply to pets?

Trust your vet. What’s it all about?

It’s all down to avoid the misuse of antibiotics. Trust your vet is to make the public aware of the issue of antibacterial resistance. The key point to the campaign is about for antibiotics to still work for animals and people, use them when it’s necessary.


Now we aren’t claiming to be experts in medicine.

But for the hard-working vets out their, we do know a thing or two about waste management.


Veterinary clinical waste disposal

Trust your vet

A veterinary practice is like any other practice when it comes to waste disposal. You have a duty of care to ensure that all waste is stored and disposed of responsibly and that all waste is handled by a licensed provider.

Within your practice you’ll produce a lot of clinical waste, whether that’s retired needles, contaminated swabs & dressings or even just a simple accident from a nervous pet. All of which require different forms of waste disposal and methods of handling them safely.

Clinical waste for a veterinary practice consists of infectious tissue that can present a danger to living animals/humans. A veterinary assessment needs to be conducted to deem the risk of infection first. Usually, this means any materials used in treatment/ animal bedding or any blood and body parts.


Veterinary Waste Disposal Service

At Direct365 we specialise in helping manage all of your waste, from sharps to the previously mentioned clinical & hazardous waste.

As a licensed provider we will provide you with the full duty of care documents to prove your waste has been correctly and legally disposed of.


Put your trust in us.

Visit our Vets hub to get a quote today.