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 dvm3605 ways to wow pet owners (and pets) 10 steps to take when a practice owner dies dvm360 sits down with Dr. Pol Ack! How do you spell that again? "Best. Veterinary Practice. EVER."