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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Cannabis & Pets
Picture of cannabis oil and marijuana plant leaf   In California, it is illegal to give cannabis or cannabis products to pets. There is currently very little research on the safety of cannabis pet products. Click here for more information on cannabis & pets. 10.16.2018

Please report cases of cannabis toxicity in pets to help us identify potentially poisonous products.

Cannabis Toxicity in Pets Reporting Form

Did you know?

27 rabid bats have been found so far in Los Angeles County in 2018. Nineteen were found at private homes.

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.  

Tracking West Nile Virus in Dead Birds
  crow   So far in the summer of 2018, seventeen birds have tested positive for WNV in Los Angeles County. Learn about tracking West Nile Virus in  LA County by testing dead birds. 10.16.2018

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.
Virulent Newcastle Disease in Backyard Chickens
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  Virulent Newcastle Disease (VND) has been detected on 15 premises in Los Angeles County. Backyard poultry in areas around  Compton and El Monte have been placed under state quarantine. Federal, state and local officials are working together to control and eliminate the virus in chickens. Learn more about VND. 8.15.2018
Pet Rescue and Disease Prevention
dog looking through a fence 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. 9.21.2017
Pet Safety in the Heat
Small photo of two dogs walking on leash in sun  
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. 7.25.2017

For Pet Owners


Keep the whole family healthy.

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learn more.

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