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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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Pets and Ebola

At this time, there have been no reports of illness in dogs or cats, even in the areas in Africa where Ebola is present.

 

There are no reports of dogs or cats spreading the virus to people or other animals.

 

Read our Pets and Ebola Factsheet.  English Espanol
 

10.23.14  

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

 

 

Rabies

So far this year 39 rabid bats have been found in our county. Several have been found in the Santa Clarita area. A rabid skunk was also found in this summer in the jurisdiction of the Long Beach Department of Public health. This was the first rabid skunk detected in our county since 1979. 11.26.14
Learn more  

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

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

In 2013 total of 304 dead birds and three tree squirrels 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 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 LA County. Read our 2011 report.

Learn more about dog bite prevention

 

Animal Health Updates
For Pet Owners

 

Keep the whole family healthy.

 Click here to
learn more.

   
 
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