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313 N Figueroa St. Rm 1127
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Tel (213) 288-7060
Fax (213) 481-2375
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Rabies training for animal shelter staff in Los Angeles County, 2016

 Rabies training for animal shelter staff in Los Angeles County

bat on treeWebinar overview

Rabies is one of the deadliest infectious diseases affecting animals and people. In Los Angeles, the last local dog with the virus was identified in the 1960s. Rabies still exists in bats in Los Angeles County, which may be a source of infection to people and animals.


This webinar was recorded on January 9th, 2017 and is designed to to highlight the risk of rabies in Los Angeles County*. It also provides an overview existing protocols for animal shelter staff and the Department of Public Health for the shared responsibility of local rabies control efforts.


The webinar is divided into 3 parts:

  1. Background on rabies

  2. Bite reporting

  3. Animal quarantine and rabies testing

* The information presented refers to Los Angeles County ONLY, up to 2016. The local risk of rabies may change over time and is different in other parts of the US or the world.


Downloading the webinar

Please take the training quiz/evaluation to receive a certificate of completion (see links below).


                Full webinar (52min)


                Webinar slides only (no audio) - full page slidespdf icon or handout format pdf icon2


Post-webinar quiz/evaluation - Required for certificate of completion 


                Presentation evaluation and quiz - (10 min)


Additional documents


                Animal quarantine lengths made easy pdf icon3

                Rabies risk chart - Los Angeles County only, 2016 pdf icon4

                Shelter specimen checklist for fridge - Los Angeles County pdf icon5


Webinar presenter

Dr. Lamielle

GaŽl Lamielle, DVM, MPH, Dipl. ACVPM


Dr. GaŽl Lamielle is the One Health/Porfessional Collaboration at the Veterinary Public Health Program (VPH). He has been working with VPH for over 4 years, first as a volunteer, then as a fellow and finally as a full staff veterinarian. He received his Doctor in Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona CA, Masters in Public Health (MPH) from the University of Minnesota and is board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine (ACVPM).


Last updated: January 11, 2017

Public Health has made reasonable efforts to provide accurate translation. However, no computerized translation is perfect and is not intended to replace traditional translation methods. If questions arise concerning the accuracy of the information, please refer to the English edition of the website, which is the official version.
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