Veterinary Medical Laser Safety Officer

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2 hours

Eligible Online


The Veterinary Medical Laser Safety Officer (VMLSO) is an integral member of your team to ensure the safe use of therapy laser in a clinical environment.


The current use of both surgical and therapeutic lasers in veterinary medicine has multiplied exponentially just in the last few years. Unfortunately, many veterinarians, technicians or laser therapists have had little or no training concerning their safe use.

There are standards established by the American National Standard Institute, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery which contain enforceable guidelines for the safe use of lasers in veterinary practice and research.

We recommend very strongly that each practice develop safe protocols for the use of their laser equipment and appoint a Veterinary Medical Laser Safety Officer on the staff to insure compliance with the current standards of safe use.

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Course Length 2 hours
Learning Objectives

Participants will leave with:

  • A fundamental understanding of laser therapy and the science behind laser therapy
  • An understanding of the system used to classify lasers and laser products according to the degree of hazard
  • An understanding of how to protect people and animals from laser radiation by learning the safe working levels of laser radiation
  • An understanding of the guidelines and procedures required for the safe use of lasers in their practice
  • An understanding of the other (non-radiation) hazards associated with lasers (i.e. electrical hazards, laser plume)
  • Attendees will learn how to minimize accessible radiation and control radiation by protective features and control measures
  • Attendees will learn how to protect others from laser hazards by using the proper warning signs, labels, and instructions
  • Attendees will be provided with training, protocols, and guidelines for the Veterinary Medical Laser Safety Officer and examples of all necessary records required by OSHA
Additional Recommended Courses


  1. Laser Basics
  2. Safety Controls & Eye Protection
  3. Additional Safety Precautions
  4. Veterinary Medical Laser Safety Officer Reponsibilities
  5. Quiz

Course Evaluation

Certificate of Completion


This program has been approved for 2.0 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE approval; however participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education. Call AIMLA (937-642-9813) for further information.


Platform Eligible, Online