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) 288-7060
Fax (213) 481-2375
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Resources for Physicians and Medical Professionals

Medical professionalDear colleagues, healthy pets mean healthy families!

The health of people and animals is closely connected. Animals can add a great deal to a person’s quality of life and promote healthier habits. Animals can also be a source of injuries or infections or be a sentinel indicating a disease that can infect people is present in the local environment. In addition, newly emerging diseases in Los Angeles County may appear in animals before they appear in people. Medical professionals are encouraged to ask their patients about pet ownership and interactions with other animals.

On this page, you will find resources on important medical topics as they relate to animals and pet ownership.

Medical professionals in Los Angeles County are invited to consult with our Public Health Veterinarian On Call, Mon-Fri 8am-5pm at 213-288-7060.


For any emergency questions about communicable diseases in humans, please contact our Acute Communicable Disease Control Program at 213-240-7941.