So far this year 37 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. 11.20.14 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
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).
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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
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?