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For Veterinarians & Vet Techs

Courtesy of the AVMA

ACCREDITATION
INational Veterinary Accreditation Program:awww.aphis.usda.gov/nvap

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 one of the following:
IDrugs and Devices
IFDA CVM: 888-332-8387;awww.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary

IPet Foods and Animal Feeds
IFDA Consumer Complaint Coordinators:
Iwww.fda.gov/Safety/ReportaProblem/ConsumerComplaintCoordinators

ITopical InsecticidesI
INational Pesticide Information Center (sponsored by the EPA):
I800-858-7378;awww.npic.orst.edu

IVaccines / Biologics
IUSDA Center for Veterinary Biologics:
I800-752-6255;abit.ly/VetBiologics

ANIMAL DRUGS
IFDA CVM:
I240-276-9300;awww.fda.gov/drugs
IReport shortages of medically necessary veterinary drugs.

IFood Animal Residue Avoidance Databank:
I888-873-2723;awww.farad.org
IInformation on animal drugs and chemicals with the potential to cause foodborne residues
I(sponsored by the USDA Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service).

BLOOD BANKS, RESOURCES
IAnimal Blood Resources International:
I800-243-5759;awww.abrint.net
I24-hour hotline focusing on transfusion medicine (particularly blood component therapy),
Iincluding recommended dosages and infusion rates for dogs and cats; no cost to caller.

IBlue Ridge Veterinary Blood Bank:
I800-949-3822;awww.evbb.com
I24-hour commercial blood bank that focuses on transfusion medicine.

IHEMOPET:
I714-891-2022;awww.hemopet.org
I24-hour national, nonemergency, full-service, nonprofit blood bank and educational network for animals.

IPet Blood Bank:aCritical Care Specialist:
I970-347-1017;awww.pettransfusion.com
IProvides transfusion products and training.

IPlasvacc USA:
I805-434-0321;awww.plasvaccusa.com
ICommercial blood bank for dogs and equids.

IVeterinarians Blood Bank:
I877-838-8533;awww.vetbloodbank.com
ICommercial blood bank for dogs and cats.

IAssociation of Veterinary Hematology and Transfusion Medicine:
Iwww.avhtm.org
IAdditional resources and links.

CONTROLLED DRUGS
IDEA Office of Diversion Control, Registration:
I800-882-9539;awww.deadiversion.usdoj.gov

DISASTER AND EMERGENCY RESPONSE
IFEMA Disaster Assistance:
I800-621-3362;awww.fema.gov

DISEASE OUTBREAKS
IUSDA APHIS Emergency Operations Center:
Iwww.aphis.usda.gov/emergencyresponse
IReport suspected animal disease outbreaks.

ICDC Emergency Operations Center:
I770-488-7100;awww.cdc.gov/phpr/eoc.htm
I24-hour hotline, only for use by healthcare professionals or government officials.

IState Veterinarians:
Iwww.usaha.org
Isearch site: State_Animal_Health_Officials.doc

IState Public Health Veterinarians:
Inasphv.org
Iunder Documents, State PHV List:aStatePublicHealthVeterinariansByState.pdf

FOOD SAFETY
IFDA:
I888-723-3366;awww.fda.gov/food

IUSDA FSIS:
I202-720-9113;awww.fsis.usda.gov

IUSDA Meat and Poultry Hotline:
I888-674-6854;abit.ly/USDAhotline

IMPAIRED VETERINARIANS AND VETERINARY TECHNICIANS
IImpaired Veterinarians Resources (sponsored by the AVMA):
I800-248-2862, ext 6738;awww.avma.org

PET LOSS SUPPORT-GRIEF COUNSELING
IChicago VMA:
I630-325-1600;awww.chicagovma.org

IColorado State University, Argus Institute:
I970-297-1242;awww.argusinstitute.colostate.edu

ICornell University:
I607-253-3932;awww.vet.cornell.edu

IUniversity of Illinois:
I217-244-2273 or 877-394-2273;awww.vetmed.illinois.edu

IMichigan State University:
I517-432-2696;awww.cvm.msu.edu

IP&G Pet Care, Pet Loss Support Hotline:
I888-332-7738

IUniversity of Pennsylvania:
I215-898-4556;awww.vet.upenn.edu

IUniversity of Tennessee:
I865-755-8839;awww.vet.utk.edu/socialwork

ITufts University:
I508-839-7966;awww.tufts.edu/vet

IVirginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine:
I540-231-8038;awww.vetmed.vt.edu

IWashington State University:
I509-335-5704 or 866-266-8635;awww.vetmed.wsu.edu

POISON CONTROL
IAmerican Association of Poison Control Centers:
I800-222-1222;awww.aapcc.org

IASPCA Animal Poison Control Center:
I888-426-4435;awww.aspca.org/apcc
ISmall fee per case for veterinarians enrolled in the Veterinary Life Line Partner Program;
Ino charge for calls covered by ASPCA Animal Product Safety Service.

IPet Poison Helpline:
I855-764-7661;awww.petpoisonhelpline.com
I24-hour, nationwide service offered by the Pet Poison Control Center; small fee charged.

SHIPPING
IAnimals:
II CDC:
II 800-232-4636;awww.cdc.gov
II For information about importing animals into the United States.

II USDA APHIS Veterinary Services:
II 301-851-3300;abit.ly/USDAVetServices

ISpecimens:
II Department of Transportation, Office of Hazardous Materials:
II 800-467-4922;awww.phmsa.dot.gov/hazmat

WORKPLACE SAFETY
IOSHA:
I800-321-6742;awww.osha.gov

AAALast AVMA update Aug. 2015

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American Veterinary Medical Association
1931 North Meacham Rd, Ste 100IISchaumburg, IL 60173-4360
Phone: 800.248.2862
IIFax: 847.925.1329
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