Important Resources for Veterinarians

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Accreditation

National Veterinary Accreditation Program
301-851-3400

Adverse Event Reporting

Submit reports of adverse events associated with animal foods or health products, as well as suspected failures of animal health products to the manufacturer and/or one of the following:

Drugs and devices

FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine
888-FDA-VETS (888-332-8387)

FDA Consumer Complaint Coordinator
(Find your Consumer Complaint Coordinator)

Topical insecticides

National Pesticide Information Center
(sponsored by EPA)

800-858-7378

Vaccines/biologics

USDA Center for Veterinary Biologics
800-752-6255

Animal Drugs

FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine
Report shortages of medically necessary veterinary drugs
240-276-9300 or askcvm@fda.hhs.gov

Food Animal Residue Avoidance Databank (FARAD)
Information on animal drugs and chemicals with the potential to cause foodborne residues. (sponsored by the USDA Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service).
888-USFARAD (888-873-2723)

Blood Bank Resources

Animal Blood Resources International
A 24-hour hotline focusing on transfusion medicine (particularly blood component therapy), recommended dosages and infusion rates for canines and felines. No cost to caller.
800-243-5759

Blue Ridge Veterinary Blood Bank
A 24-hour commercial blood bank that focuses on transfusion medicine.
800-949-EVBB (3822)

HEMOPET
A 24-hour national, non-emergency full service, nonprofit blood bank and educational network for animals.
714-891-2022

Pet Blood Bank
Provides transfusion products and training.
Critical Care Specialist 970-347-1017

Veterinarians Blood Bank
A commercial blood bank for canines and felines.
877-838-8533

Association of Veterinary Hematology & Transfusion Medicine (AVHTM)
Additional resources and links

Controlled Drugs

DEA, Office of Diversion Control; registration
800-882-9539

Disaster and emergency response

FEMA Disaster Assistance
800-621-FEMA (3362)

Disease outbreaks

USDA-APHIS Emergency Operations Center
Report suspected animal disease outbreaks.
301-436-3110

CDC Emergency Operations Center
24-hour hotline only for use by health care professionals or government officials in the event of a public health disaster.
770-488-7100

State Veterinarian
(Find your state veterinarian)

State Public Health Veterinarian
(Find your state public health veterinarian)

Food Safety

Food & Drug Administration
888-SAFEFOOD (888-723-3366)

USDA Food Safety & Inspection Service (FSIS)
202-720-9113

USDA Meat & Poultry Hotline
888-MPHotline (888-674-6854)

Insurance

AVMA Group Health & Life Insurance Trust (GHLIT)
800-621-6360

AVMA Professional Liability Insurance Trust (PLIT)
800-228-7548

Other


Impaired Veterinarians & Veterinary Technicians

Impaired Veterinarians Resources
(sponsored by the AVMA) 800-248-2862 ext 6738

Pet Loss Support – Grief Counseling

Chicago VMA
630-325-1600

Colorado State University, Argus Institute
970-297-1242

Cornell University
607-253-3932

University of Illinois
217-244-CARE (2273) or 877-394-CARE (2273)

Michigan State University
517-432-2696

P&G Pet Care, Pet Loss Support Hotline
888-332-7738

University of Pennsylvania, Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital
215-898-4556

University of Tennessee
865-755-8839

Tufts University
508-839-7966

Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
540-231-8038

Washington State University
509-335-5704 or 866-266-8635

Poison Control

ASPCA National Animal Poison Control Center
Small fee per case and an additional discount for veterinarians enrolled in the Veterinary Life Line Partner Program. No charge for calls covered by ASPCA Animal Product Safety Service. 888-426-4435

Pet Poison Helpline
A 24-hour, nationwide service offered by the Pet Poison Control Center. Small fee charged. 800-213-6680

VET P.E.T.S. (Veterinary Poison Emergency Treatment Services)
A 24-hour, nationwide service of the Washington Poison Center.  Small fee per case.  800-572-5842

Shipping

ANIMALS:

U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
For information about importing animals into the United States.
800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636)

USDA Veterinary Services area office
(Find your Veterinary Services area office)

SPECIMENS:

Department of Transportation, Office of Hazardous Material
800-467-4922

Workplace Safety

Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)
800-321-OSHA (6742)

State Veterinary Medical Association
(Find my state VMA)

State Licensing Board
(Find my state veterinary licensing board)

Updated 04/2013