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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September 28 is World Rabies Day

Did you know?

  • 34 rabid bats have been found in Los Angeles County in 2016 as of October 4th
  • 56% of them were found at private residences
  • 31% of them were found indoors - 6 in homes and 4 in businesses. (Last year only 1 rabid bat was found indoors).
  • 13 people and 10 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. 10.7.16

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

So far in 2016, a total of 112 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. 10.12.16

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 

Click here to download this manual for veterinarians in Los Angeles County (5.2 MB).pdf icon  


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Canine Influenza - new strain H3N2
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The first case of canine influenza H3N2 in Los Angeles County was reported on 7.14.15. To read more about this case and canine influenza in general, click here.

This new virus has been causing a large outbreak in dogs in the Midwest of the US since late winter 2015. It has been circulating in dogs in southern China and South Korea since 2006.

Pets and Ebola
There have been no reports of illness from Ebola virus in dogs or cats, even in the areas in Africa where Ebola is present. There are also no reports of dogs or cats spreading the virus to people or other animals.

Read our Pets and Ebola Factsheet.  English Spanish

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2020 Healthy Pets Healthy Families Report

The 2020 Healthy Pets Healthy Families Initiative (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 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. 2.11.14  


Learn more about Healthy Pets, Healthy Families and join our efforts. Together we can make a difference!



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

 Parks Survey
Pet Health and Safety Quiz 

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For Pet Owners


Keep the whole family healthy.

 Click here to
learn more.

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