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ArmOR Hand is the only animal handling glove designed and developed by a veterinarian.

ArmOR Hand Gloves offer superior dexterity and flexibility, allowing proper and safe animal restraint.

ArmOR Hand Gloves are made from the strongest of the stretch materials, including a double layer of knit DuPont® Kevlar.

All animal caregivers and animal handlers will benefit from ArmOR Hand.

Made with

More Feels. Less Force.®

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  • Constructed with a double layer of knit DuPont Kevlar®
  • Reinforced in the high-risk bite areas to offer maximum protection
  • Each pair is hand crafted with high-quality materials not typically found in other gloves


  • All gloves offer superior flexibility and dexterity and allow for low-stress handling
  • A second style has the first three fingers exposed for fine motor control
  • Stretch materials conform to the hand to ensure a proper fit

Machine Washable

  • Toss the gloves in the gentle cycle and hang them up to dry
  • Decrease the risk of infectious disease transmission
  • Increases safety for the animal caregiver, the patient, the pet owner, and the staff


ArmOR Hand®: A Necessary Investment for Veterinary Professionals

The veterinary community deeply cares about our patients, our clients and each other. Our work is meaningful and challenging. We must make all aspects of our health and well-being the priority and invest in protection.

Early in my veterinary career, I suffered an injury that was potentially life-ending. Because of my injury, I designed and developed The ArmOR Hand Animal Handling Gloves to protect other animal caregivers from the trauma, pain and expense that I endured. Read my injury story.

In practice, injury occurs daily.

  • We may be scratched up our forearm as we trim nails on an excited young Labrador puppy.
  • Or, we may be performing a physical exam on a patient that isn’t showing signs of pain and our patient may be uncomfortable and react.
  • Our anxiety has a direct and profound effect on the anxiety of our patients.
  • When we are protected, our anxiety decreases; the comfort of our patient increases.

Pet parents express concern for how their pet may react at the vet. Pet owners value seeing The ArmOR Hand Protector Gloves used on their pets. PDF’s educating clients about ArmOR Hand can be found here. ArmOR Hand is made specifically for animal care and comfort. Clients also appreciate seeing the staff protected. On particularly fearful or fractious cats, I am able to use the “less is more” approach while being protected.

The ArmOR Hand Protective Gloves are a Fear Free Certified Product and can be used in conjunction with low-stress handling. The gloves are a necessary tool in our tool box, and are an essential investment. These veterinary gloves not only increase practice safety, but increase efficiency as well.

The ArmOR Hand Gloves support the One Health Initiative by decreasing infectious disease transmission. One of the many unique benefits of ArmOR Hand is the gloves are non leather and are machine washable. It is vital to use a glove that is machine washable and wipeable between patients. The ArmOR Hand vegan animal handling gloves accomplishes this goal.

Two styles of ArmOR Hand Gloves are available. The full finger coverage as well as the first 3 fingertips exposed glove. The variety of sizes ensures a proper fit and function of the glove. Glove sizing chart.

By using The ArmOR Hand Protective Gloves, you are not only improving patient care, but also prioritizing your own health and self-care, one pair at a time.

With Gratitude,
Dr. Laura Catena

Be Safe. Glove Up.
More Feels. Less Force.®

Veterinarian Protection

The Proper Fit

Machine Washable

Superior Flexibility & Dexterity

Recent Blog Posts

Animal Bites are Painful and Expensive

ArmOR Hand is an Investment that All Animal Caregivers Need.


Dog & Cat Bites Annually*


Annual ER Visits Due to Animal Bites*


of US vet professionals tested seropositive for Cat Scratch Disease†


of Animal Bites Have Bacteria or Pathogens*

REFERENCES: * World Health Organization
† Source: Dr. Dwight Bowman, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, Midwest Veterinary Conference 2017.

Stay Informed

Dr. Laura Catena

Dr. Laura Catena is the Founder and President of The ArmOR Hand Glove®. Dr. Catena developed The ArmOR Hand Animal Handling Gloves after a potentially career-ending injury she endured while working emergency medicine. 

ArmOR Hand Blog

Learn more about the veterinary industry, Dr. Laura Catena's vast animal care knowledge, and how the ArmOR Hand Glove can help keep your staff safe and confident to handle any situation with care. 

In The Wild

Short stories about animal rescues and emergency animal care straight from the source. Meet the animal handlers that use ArmOR Hand Gloves on a daily basis and the incredible events that unfold... in the wild.

Free Downloads

Vet Practice Posters

ArmOR Hand Glove Posters


How to Clean Your Pet's Ears

How to Brush Your Pet's Teeth

How to Trim Your Pet's Nails

How to Pill Your Pet

Don’t Forego Clinic Safety.

Use ArmOR Hand to decrease injury, the transmission of infectious disease, and patient anxiety.

The ArmOR Hand Gloves are made of ALL synthetic materials including Stretch Cordura (strongest stretch material), Neoprene over knuckles increases flexibility, Double layer DuPont™ knit Kevlar® lines the entire hand.

The gloves are NOT bulky: you can feel the pressure you are applying to restrain, you can achieve proper restraint (decreasing chance of being injured), stress is decreased for pet owner, pet, and staff - animals won't slip through your hands.

Have Questions or Need Support?

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Be safe. Glove up.|More Feels. Less Force.®

The ArmOR Hand Protective Gloves® are bite resistant, not bite proof.
They can decrease the severity of injury, if injury occurs.

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