Dear 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
about pet ownership and interactions with other
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