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When patients stay at our veterinary hospital all day, the owners often leave some of their pets' belongings at our practice. We used to put smaller items in a resealable plastic bag and larger items on the counter. This wasted a lot of bags and took up limited counter space. So I purchased plastic bins in two sizes to use instead. Now we write the pet's name on the bins with a dry-erase marker and put the bin on a shelf in the kennel. When the pet goes home, we simply erase the pet's name and the bin is ready for another pet.
—Susan J. Farris, CVT
New Berlin Animal Hospital
New Berlin, Wis.