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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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Reporting a Suspected Rabid Animal - For Veterinarians
Veterinarians that suspect an animal has rabies should:

1. Isolate the animal from other animals and people.

2. Call our office and ask to speak to a veterinarian.  Call 213-288-7060 (Monday - Friday, 8am-5pm) or email

3. Submit a Report.  Complete the Bite Report Form and email to, or fax to 213-481-2375. If no person was bitten, leave the Person Bitten section blank or write in N/A. 
Bite Report Form

4. Prepare the specimen for rabies testing.  See step-by-step instructions for rabies specimen preparation.

For additional information about bite reporting and rabies control in Los Angeles County, see pages 8-29 in the 2022 Veterinary Public Health Manual. 

Last updated: 
July 15, 2022
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