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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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For Los Angeles County Veterinarians
The 2016 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.  2.26.16 

Click here to download the manual (5.2 MB).pdf icon  


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Canine Influenza - new strain H3N2
Springer Spaniel

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.


So far in 2016, six rabid bats have been found. Learn more. 5.6.16

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

West Nile Virus - Dead Bird Testing

In 2015, a total of 103 dead birds tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV) in Los Angeles County. Learn more here. 4.8.16

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.

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 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 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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