Veterinary Public Health

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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
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Healthy Pets Healthy Families - Obesity Report
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In the United States, more than one-third of adult people are considered obese, and one-fourth of dogs and two-thirds of cats in the country are considered overweight or obese. Obesity trends in pets mirror what is seen in their owners.

Download the new Los Angeles County Healthy Pets
Healthy Families Obesity Report (1.2 MB).pdf icon 999


Did you know?

  • 38 rabid bats were found in Los Angeles County in 2016
  • 58% were found at private residences
  • 27% were found indoors - 6 in homes and 4 in businesses. (Last year only 1 rabid bat was found indoors).
  • 13 people and 14 pets were considered to be potentially exposed to them and were therefore referred for rabies post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) or quarantined.

Learn more about rabid bats found in 2016. 1.26.17

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

West Nile Virus - Dead Bird Testing

In 2016, a total of 124 dead birds tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV) in Los Angeles County. Learn about West Nile Virus in Dead Birds in LA County in 2016. 1.27.17

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.

For Los Angeles County Veterinarians
The 2016 Veterinary Public Health Manual for
Veterinary Practices in Los Angeles County  

When it comes to protecting both human and animal health, veterinary practices are the eyes and ears of our community.  2.26.16 

Download the Veterinary Public Health Manual for veterinarians in Los Angeles County (5.2 MB).pdf icon 998  


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Pet Health and Safety Quiz 

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2017 Healthy Pet Expo
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Keep the whole family healthy.

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