Veterinary Public Health

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Contact Information
Veterinary Public Health Program
313 N Figueroa St. Rm 1127
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Tel (213) 989-7060
Fax (213) 481-2375
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Pet Rescue and Disease Prevention
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In response to Hurricane Harvey, animal rescue groups based in Los Angeles County have saved  hundreds of animals. When bringing rescued pets into Los Angeles County, it is possible to unintentionally bring in disease as well. Learn more about how to prevent the spread of disease when rescuing pets. 9.21.17

Pet Safety in the Heat
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Whether your pet stays indoors or outdoors, it is important to keep them safe from the
summer heat.

Learn more about how to protect your pet when the temperature rises. 7.25.17


Did you know?

  • 33 rabid bats have been found so far in Los Angeles County in 2017
  • 29 were found at homes
  • 3 were found indoors

Learn more about rabid bats found in 2017 12.12.17

When was rabies first detected in Los Angeles County?
How many rabid animals did we have last year?
Click here to learn all about LA County rabies statistics.  

West Nile Virus - Dead Bird Testing

In 2017, a total of 58 dead birds have tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV) in Los Angeles County so far. Learn about West Nile Virus in Dead Birds in LA County in 2017. 9.15.17

Please report dead birds in Los Angeles County to either the State of California's West Nile Virus program at 877-968-2473 or to our program at 213-989-7060. Watch this video to learn more about dead bird reporting.


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For Pet Owners


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