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Veterinary Public Health Program
313 N Figueroa St. Rm 1127
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Tel (213) 989-7060
Tel: (877) 747-2243
Fax (213) 481-2375
vet@ph.lacounty.gov
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Just Released! 2020 Healthy Pets Healthy Families Report

The 2020 Healthy Pets Healthy Families (HPHF) is a One Health local initiative focusing on areas where human and pet health intersect in order to improve both. Do you know how keeping your pet healthy can keep your family and community healthy?

 

The new HPHF Coalition Report (2.32 MB) provides a picture of local animal health, our goals for the year 2020 and suggested strategies to improve the health of people and pets in our county. 2.11.2014

 

Learn more and join our efforts. Together we can make a difference!

 

Rabies

So far in 2014, Three rabid bats have been  found in Los Angeles County.   Click here to read more. 4.17.14

Bats are the animals that most commonly carry rabies in our county. Most bats do not have rabies. Bats eat insects and pollinate plants. Bats are also protected by law. 
For Los Angeles County Veterinarians

The 2013 Veterinary Public Health Manual for Veterinary Practices in Los Angeles County

 

This manual is for veterinarians practicing in Los Angeles County. When it comes to protecting both human and animal health, veterinary practices are the eyes and ears of our community.  Click on image at right (7.8 MB). 9.17.13 

 

Surveys

Help us learn about pet health in Los Angeles County - Take our two surveys:

 

 Parks Survey

 

Pet Health and Safety Quiz

 

West Nile Virus - Dead Bird and Tree Squirrel Testing

A total of 304 dead birds and three tree squirrels have tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV) in our county. Learn more here 10.10.13

Our West Nile Virus testing program has been suspended as of August 2013. Please report dead birds and tree squirrels to the State of California's West Nile Virus program at 877-WNV-BIRD (877-968-2473).  Watch this video to learn more about dead bird reporting. 

Dog Bite Prevention

Did you know that Los Angeles County is one of the top locations in the nation for dog bites?  Most bites can be prevented.  Do you know how?

Get the facts about animal bites in Los Angeles County

Learn more about dog bite prevention

 

 
For Pet Owners
 

 

Keep the whole family healthy.

Click here to learn more.

 
   
 
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