Princess, a 12-week-old golden retriever puppy, was administered her first series of vaccines at a local veterinary practice approximately 4 weeks ago. She was scheduled to receive the next series in 2 days, but her owner, Mrs. Smith, called the practice and rescheduled the appointment for today.
Mrs. Smith and Princess arrive at the practice. Princess receives a lot of attention, including petting and hugging, from several team members and other clients. Most team members and clients do not wash their hands or use hand sanitizer after handling her in the reception area.
Without warning, Princess has explosive, bloody diarrhea across one of the reception area benches and the floor. Mrs. Smith then mentions that Princess has not quite been herself for the past few days and has had diarrhea “a couple of times.”