Veterinary Clinic and Animal Hospital Medical Waste Disposal and Compliance Solutions

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

Stericycle is the trusted partner to hundreds of veterinary clinics and animal hospitals across Canada.

Stericycle enables veterinary practices to maintain regulatory compliance by providing medical 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 medical 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 Medical 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. 

Non-Anatomical Waste

Stericycle Medical Waste Solutions provide dental facilities with the compliant collection, transportation, treatment, and disposal of waste generated from dental procedures.

We recommend all medical waste including any items saturated with blood or other potentially infectious materials (OPIM), such as bandages, gauze, PPE, patient bibs, or collection bags, be disposed of in yellow bags, placed in marked containers, and stored for pickup.

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 contaminated with animal blood or tissue, such as needles or scalpels, be disposed of in a designated sharps container to reduce needlestick injuries and keep employees safe.

Pharmaceutical Waste

Stericycle Pharmaceutical Waste Solutions provide safe and compliant disposal of medication and ointments to anesthesia gas waste, administered to animals as part of their treatment.

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

Cytotoxic Waste

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

We recommend all chemotherapy waste, including vials with trace amounts, unused IVs, needles and syringes, personal protective equipment, and contaminated materials from spill cleanups be properly segregated, packaged in red bags, and labeled for safe pickup and disposal.

Anatomical Waste

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

We recommend you and your staff properly segregate and package this waste in red bags and place it in containers marked for incineration only.

Confidential Information and Documents

Shred-it®, a Stericycle Solution, 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.

Non-Anatomical Waste

Stericycle Medical Waste Solutions provide dental facilities with the compliant collection, transportation, treatment, and disposal of waste generated from dental procedures.

We recommend all medical waste including any items saturated with blood or other potentially infectious materials (OPIM), such as bandages, gauze, PPE, patient bibs, or collection bags, be disposed of in yellow bags, placed in marked containers, and stored for pickup.

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 contaminated with animal blood or tissue, such as needles or scalpels, be disposed of in a designated sharps container to reduce needlestick injuries and keep employees safe.

Pharmaceutical Waste

Stericycle Pharmaceutical Waste Solutions provide safe and compliant disposal of medication and ointments to anesthesia gas waste, administered to animals as part of their treatment.

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

Cytotoxic Waste

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

We recommend all chemotherapy waste, including vials with trace amounts, unused IVs, needles and syringes, personal protective equipment, and contaminated materials from spill cleanups be properly segregated, packaged in red bags, and labeled for safe pickup and disposal.

Anatomical Waste

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

We recommend you and your staff properly segregate and package this waste in red bags and place it in containers marked for incineration only.

Confidential Information and Documents

Shred-it®, a Stericycle Solution, 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 Practices

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

Stericycle’s Clinical Service Solutions enable you to easily manage your OHS compliance requirements in formats that suit your veterinary practice’s needs. You get access to the following trainings:

  • Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)
  • Bloodborne Pathogens (BBP)
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Violence and Harassment in the Workplace

In addition, you can access our regularly updated database of Safety Plans to build a customized workplace safety and health program for your facility.

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 medical waste.

Regulatory Experts

Customizable solutions with one partner managing regulated medical waste streams, OHS 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.ca, 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.