It’s an all too familiar scenario: you’re examining a new patient and suddenly you feel a sharp pain in your hand – you’ve been scratched! It’s a moment most veterinarians remember vividly – and Dr. Laura Catena is no exception. After getting an infection from a cat scratch, Dr. Catena reflected on the incident, wondering why she had not protected herself more effectively. That’s how ArmOR Hand Gloves were born. Turning her injury into inspiration, Dr. Catena set out to create an animal handling glove that puts veterinarian safety first and looked to help curb the cost of a painful injury.
Those who use ArmOR Hand Gloves have a hard time remembering – or believing – how they managed before the switch. Using a towel to handle patients does little to protect from teeth and claws, and most animal handling gloves out there are bulky and heavy. The alternative – plastic protective equipment – isn’t a sustainable or effective option. These outdated ways of handling patients not only come with high risk of injury, but they also cause a great deal of stress – both for you and your patients. Why make a trip to the veterinary clinic more complicated than it has to be?
Made of the highest grade, hand-sewn synthetic materials and reinforced with a double layer of knit Dupont Kevlar™, the ArmOR Hand Glove is unlike any animal handling glove out there. While other gloves provide one uniform layer of protection, the ArmOR Hand Glove is reinforced in areas of the hand that are statistically at high-risk of injury during veterinary visits. This layer helps the ArmOR Hand Glove provide proper protection without compromising either dexterity or durability.
Not only is the ArmOR Hand Glove made out of unique and long-lasting materials, but it’s also available in two styles. While The Original Animal Handling Glove has protection on all fingers, The Procedure-Palpation Glove has the first three fingertips exposed for fine motor control. Allowing for maximum dexterity, this glove is clearly made with vet clinic safety as a top priority. You can rest easy knowing that these versatile gloves will make administering vaccines and performing other delicate procedures a breeze.
In order to test the strength of the ArmOR Hand Glove, it was put through the ANSI/ISEA puncture test, the only nationally recognized way to test the puncture resistance of protective equipment. ArmOR Hand Gloves earned a 5 out of 5 in the ANSI/ISEA test. In fact, puncturing these gloves actually required more force than the force needed to earn a score of 5. So, when wearing ArmOR Hand Gloves, you can have peace of mind knowing that your hands are protected in the clinic.
The right animal handling glove can improve the quality of your exams. As veterinary professionals are all too aware, an anxious or fearful patient can make examinations difficult – and sometimes even dangerous. That’s why it’s so important to use an animal handling glove that makes your life easier, not harder. The easier it is to handle a patient, the less risk of injury – and the less risk of the patient being uncomfortable. ArmOR Hand Gloves have even been recognized as a Fear Free Preferred Product! That means that when you’re using these gloves, you’re showing clients that you care not just about the physical health of their pets, but their mental wellbeing as well.
When we can trust safety equipment to protect us and make exams easier, everything falls into place. If you can spend less time restraining and handling your patients, exams will be more efficient, and you can see more patients. If your patients are leaving “Fear Free,” then their owners will be happy, trusting your ability to keep their pets happy and healthy. They might even refer their friends! All this will help to grow your practice and increase revenue. On top of everything, ArmOR Hand Gloves are washable – so you’ll also be saving money on protective equipment.
When we minimize the time spent trying to restrain patients, we can focus more time on the patient’s needs. A stress-free visit to the vet will allow you to get a more accurate sense of a patient’s personality, as well as potential health issues. So, don’t compromise on veterinarian safety or performance when looking for the right animal handling glove. Discover why ArmOR Hand Gloves have been named the top animal handling glove by veterinary professionals all over the country.
She graduated from The Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine and is a small animal veterinarian. Dr. Catena developed The ArmOR Hand Animal Handling Gloves after a life-threatening injury she endured while working emergency medicine. She is a member of the Women's Business Enterprise National Council and an animal welfare advocate.
The ArmOR Hand Protective Gloves® are bite resistant, not bite proof.
They can decrease the severity of injury, if injury occurs.