This simple trick takes the mess out of drawing doses

December 1, 2016
Kim Murray

Kim Murray is practice manager at Seville Animal Hospital, Seville, Ohio.

No really, it's as simple as clipping your nails.

Photo courtesy of Kim MurrayTired of sending messy syringes full of deworming medication home with your clients? Hack the process to make it easier on you, your client and your patient. All you'll need are syringes (sized appropriately, of course) and heavy duty nail clippers.

Step one: Once you've chosen your appropriately sized syringe, discard the needle. Make sure you keep the cap, though!

Step two: Trim off the top and the bottom of the cap with your handy-dandy pair of heavy duty nail clippers.

Step three: Put the cap back on the syringe, draw up the appropriate dose and discard the messy cap.

Voila! You now have a clean syringe of medication to dispense to your client. Your mess-free clients and patients will thank you. 

Kim Murray is the practice manager at Seville Animal Hospital, Seville, Ohio.