Idea Exchange: Use pillowcases to keep towels clean and lint-free May 01, 2006 By dvm360.com staff VETERINARY MEDICINE To prevent lint and hair from collecting on surgical towels, we wash and dry the towels in a zippered pillowcase. Beverly Weiss, receptionist Evergreen Park, Ill. Hot topics on dvm360Pet Owner 2.0: A dvm360 Leadership Challenge Veterinary issues in 2016: Will this be the year of telemedicine? Top 8 nastiest things to clean at a veterinary practice The 12 days of veterinary client handouts Need a urine sample? Urine luck!