Preventing Dog Bites

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May 19-25 is Dog Bite Prevention Week. I’ve been bitten several times, as I’m sure most people who work with animals have, but have never seen a specific number put to the risk that veterinarians have of being bitten. The most relevant statistic I could find was in a Centers for Disease Control (CDC) publication that stated, “4.5% dog bite injuries were work-related (e.g., occurred to persons who were delivering mail, packages, or food; working at an animal clinic or shelter; or doing home repair …

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