Important Resources for Veterinarians
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 Consumer Complaint Coordinator
(sponsored by EPA)
Report shortages of medically necessary veterinary drugs
Information on animal drugs and chemicals with the potential to cause foodborne residues. (sponsored by the USDA Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service).
Blood Bank Resources
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.
A 24-hour commercial blood bank that focuses on transfusion medicine.
A 24-hour national, non-emergency full service, nonprofit blood bank and educational network for animals.
Provides transfusion products and training.
A commercial blood bank for canines and felines.
Additional resources and links
Disaster and emergency response
Report suspected animal disease outbreaks.
24-hour hotline only for use by health care professionals or government officials in the event of a public health disaster.
State Public Health Veterinarian
Impaired Veterinarians & Veterinary Technicians
(sponsored by the AVMA) 800-248-2862 ext 6738
Pet Loss Support – Grief Counseling
Colorado State University, Argus Institute
What to do if your pet has been poisoned.
A 24-hour, nationwide service offered by the Pet Poison Control Center. Small fee charged. 800-213-6680
For information about importing animals into the United States.
State Veterinary Medical Association
State Licensing Board
Sam Guss Memorial Fund
Providing support to veterinary students in both research and clinical opportunities.