Rabies Policy

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AVMA endorses the 2016 Compendium of Animal Rabies Prevention and Control developed by the National Association of State and Public Health Veterinarians. The full text of the compendium is available from the NASPHV or from the AVMA  Animal and Public Health Division.

As a guide for legislators and other government officials, the AVMA recommends use of the Model Rabies Ordinance which is available on the AVMA Website.

Model Rabies Control Ordinance (PDF)
Annual Rabies Vaccination Waiver