Thursday, January 3, 2013

Important Resources for Veterinarians

This list was put together to help veterinarians, but I think much of this is helpful to all of you pet lovers out there..

So just FYI,, To keep at your fingertips.

It's a New Year! And we are all trying to get organized!

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)

Topical insecticides

National Pesticide Information Center
(sponsored by EPA)



Animal Drugs

FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine
Report shortages of medically necessary veterinary drugs
240-276-9300 or
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.
Blue Ridge Veterinary Blood Bank
A 24-hour commercial blood bank that focuses on transfusion medicine.
800-949-EVBB (3822)
A 24-hour national, full service, nonprofit blood bank and educational network for animals.
Veterinarians Blood Bank
A commercial blood bank for canines and felines.

Controlled Drugs

Disaster and emergency response

FEMA Disaster Assistance
800-621-FEMA (3362)

Disease outbreaks

USDA-APHIS Emergency Operations Center
Report suspected animal disease outbreaks.
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.
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 Meat & Poultry Hotline
888-MPHotline (888-674-6854)



Impaired Veterinarians & Veterinary Technicians

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

Pet Loss Support – Grief Counseling

Chicago VMA
Cornell University
University of Illinois
217-244-CARE (2273) or 877-394-CARE (2273)
P&G Pet Care, Pet Loss Support Hotline
Tufts University
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



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)


Workplace Safety

State Veterinary Medical Association
(Find my state VMA)
Updated 04/2012

Important Resources for Veterinarians

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