Don't get needled in veterinary practice

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May 01, 2012
By dvm360.com staff

Pet nail clippers make a great tool for removing needles from syringes. Just grab the base of the needle in the cutting area, twist, and pull. The needle is removed with your hands and fingers safely out of the way. Then you can drop the tip into a hazardous materials bin without making contact.

—Brent Dickinson, business manager
Dickinson-McNeill Veterinary Clinic
Chesterfield, N.J.