Veterinary Clinic and Animal Hospital Medical Sharps Disposal and Compliance Solutions

Stericycle provides veterinary clinics and hospitals with an array of safe and compliant solutions to manage sharps waste and compliance requirements.

Stericycle is the trusted partner to thousands of veterinary clinics and animal hospitals across the U.S.

Stericycle enables veterinary practices to maintain regulatory compliance by providing sharps waste management and compliance solutions that protect people and brands, promote health and well-being, and safeguard the environment.

Veterinary clinics and animal hospitals provide a variety of services aimed at promoting the health and well-being of pets, such as routine care and treatment, surgeries and emergency care, while also maintaining the safety of employees, pets, and owners.

At Stericycle, we appreciate how important your role is in providing care for pets whether you are a veterinarian, a veterinary technician, or an office manager. We also understand the effort it takes to handle the different regulated waste streams, while maintaining an environment where your employees and practice are up-to-date with regulatory requirements.

We customize solutions for your needs whether you are a local veterinary clinic providing pets with wellness exams centered on preventative care and regular checkups, or an animal hospital diagnosing and treating specialized medical conditions and providing emergency care.  

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Recommended Waste Disposal Solutions for Veterinary Clinics and Animal Hospitals

Our solutions offer a variety of safe, secure, and compliant container options for the following types of waste generated in your facility. 

Sharps Waste

Stericycle Sharps Solutions provide veterinary practices with a range of containers and service options for the disposal of waste generated from procedures, such as vaccinations, blood tests, and surgeries including spaying and neutering.

We recommend any sharps waste, such as needles and scalpels, be disposed of in a designated sharps container to reduce needlestick injuries and keep employees safe. 

Easily collect and dispose of small quantities of sharps with our self-serve mail back kit that includes a pre-paid shipping box and return labels for your convenience.

Pharmaceutical Waste

Stericycle Pharmaceutical Waste Solutions provide safe and compliant disposal of hazardous and non-hazardous materials, ranging from medication and ointments to anesthesia gas waste.

We recommend waste from expired, partially used, or contaminated medication or ointments be classified and disposed of in the respective containers for hazardous, non-hazardous, or controlled substance wastage only.

We also offer a solution to safely dispose of any schedule II-V controlled substance wastage, which is waste that was administered to a patient and no longer part of your veterinary practice’s inventory. DEA regulations divide controlled substances into 5 schedules depending on medical use or lack thereof, abuse potential, and likeliness to cause dependence. 

We also provide your patients (ultimate users) with mail back envelopes for disposal of unused consumer medications including pills and liquids.

Trace Chemotherapy Waste

Stericycle’s Biohazardous Medical Waste Disposal Solutions enable you to safely dispose of chemotherapy waste generated from treatment on animals.

We recommend all chemotherapy waste, including vials with trace amounts, undispensed products, IVs, needles and syringes, personal protective equipment, and contaminated materials from spill cleanups be properly segregated, packaged, labeled for safe pickup and marked for incineration.

Pathological Waste

Stericycle’s Biohazardous Medical Waste Disposal Solutions allow for the safe disposal of pathological waste generated from surgical procedures such as animal body parts, organs, tissues, and surgical specimens.

While this waste may be handled as solid waste, it may also be handled as pathological waste marked for incineration only.

Confidential Information and Documents

Our Shred-it® secure information destruction service provides safe and secure destruction of paperwork generated by your veterinary practice that contains confidential information, such as addresses and other pet owner information.

We recommend all confidential information be locked in secure consoles prior to being securely shredded with Shred-it.

Sharps Waste

Stericycle Sharps Solutions provide veterinary practices with a range of containers and service options for the disposal of waste generated from procedures, such as vaccinations, blood tests, and surgeries including spaying and neutering.

We recommend any sharps waste, such as needles and scalpels, be disposed of in a designated sharps container to reduce needlestick injuries and keep employees safe. 

Easily collect and dispose of small quantities of sharps with our self-serve mail back kit that includes a pre-paid shipping box and return labels for your convenience.

Pharmaceutical Waste

Stericycle Pharmaceutical Waste Solutions provide safe and compliant disposal of hazardous and non-hazardous materials, ranging from medication and ointments to anesthesia gas waste.

We recommend waste from expired, partially used, or contaminated medication or ointments be classified and disposed of in the respective containers for hazardous, non-hazardous, or controlled substance wastage only.

We also offer a solution to safely dispose of any schedule II-V controlled substance wastage, which is waste that was administered to a patient and no longer part of your veterinary practice’s inventory. DEA regulations divide controlled substances into 5 schedules depending on medical use or lack thereof, abuse potential, and likeliness to cause dependence. 

We also provide your patients (ultimate users) with mail back envelopes for disposal of unused consumer medications including pills and liquids.

Trace Chemotherapy Waste

Stericycle’s Biohazardous Medical Waste Disposal Solutions enable you to safely dispose of chemotherapy waste generated from treatment on animals.

We recommend all chemotherapy waste, including vials with trace amounts, undispensed products, IVs, needles and syringes, personal protective equipment, and contaminated materials from spill cleanups be properly segregated, packaged, labeled for safe pickup and marked for incineration.

Pathological Waste

Stericycle’s Biohazardous Medical Waste Disposal Solutions allow for the safe disposal of pathological waste generated from surgical procedures such as animal body parts, organs, tissues, and surgical specimens.

While this waste may be handled as solid waste, it may also be handled as pathological waste marked for incineration only.

Confidential Information and Documents

Our Shred-it® secure information destruction service provides safe and secure destruction of paperwork generated by your veterinary practice that contains confidential information, such as addresses and other pet owner information.

We recommend all confidential information be locked in secure consoles prior to being securely shredded with Shred-it.

Recommended Compliance Solutions for Veterinary Clinics and Animal Hospitals

Our regulatory experts have served veterinary clinics and animal hospitals across the U.S. and understand the importance of safety and medical waste compliance protocols.

Stericycle’s suite of Steri-Safe® Compliance Solutions enable you to easily manage your OSHA compliance requirements in formats that suit your veterinary practice’s needs. From online solutions to in-person step-by-step guidance, we will help veterinarians, veterinary technicians, and office administrators stay compliant.

On-Site OSHA Expertise

Our OSHA experts will visit on-site to train your staff and conduct a 150-point mock-OSHA facility evaluation to help you identify your risks of non-compliance and provide you with actionable recommendations.

Centralized Online Training

Access online trainings for the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard and Veterinary Workplace Safety. Our Online Training Center allows you to assign trainings to staff and track completion, so you can easily maintain compliance.

On-Demand Compliance Resources

Unlock a variety of OSHA compliance resources, including our database of over 10M Safety Data Sheets (SDS) and customizable OSHA Safety Plan Templates to remain compliant.  

Compliance Training Requirements for Veterinary Practices

*Remember to consider state regulatory requirements as compliance requirements may vary.

OSHA: Occupational Safety and Health Administration, DOT: Department of Transportation

Questions about your waste and compliance requirements?
Contact your local Stericycle compliance specialist today.

Why Stericycle?

When you choose Stericycle, you are selecting a partner with the resources to work with and stand by you when things are easy and when they are hard so you can focus on what matters most – the health and well-being of the animals in your care and the safety of your employees. 

Industry Leader

Industry leader with over 30 years of experience managing the collection, transportation, treatment, and disposal of regulated waste.

Regulatory Experts

Customizable solutions with one partner managing regulated medical waste streams, HIPAA and OSHA compliance, and secure information destruction.

Customized Solutions

Reliable on-time service delivered by a nationwide network of treatment facilities, state-of-the-art fleet of trucks, proprietary real-time tracking systems, and qualified service operators.

One Partner

Dedicated team of on-site and off-site regulatory experts and online customer portal, MyStericycle.com, featuring a breadth of on-demand compliance trainings, tools, and resources.

Customer Service

Seamless customer experience delivered through easy onboarding, convenient online account management, and accessible client support.

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