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
Find your Consumer Complaint Coordinator)
(sponsored by EPA)
Report shortages of medically necessary veterinary drugs
240-276-9300 or email@example.com
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.
Critical Care Specialist 970-347-1017
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.
(Find your state veterinarian)
State Public Health Veterinarian
(Find your 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
University of Illinois
217-244-CARE (2273) or 877-394-CARE (2273)
Michigan State University
P&G Pet Care, Pet Loss Support Hotline
University of Pennsylvania, Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital
University of Tennessee
Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
Washington State University
509-335-5704 or 866-266-8635
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
To sign up for the Veterinary Lifeline Partner Program and get additional resources. 888-426-4911
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.
(Find your Veterinary Services area office)
State Veterinary Medical Association
(Find my state VMA)
State Licensing Board
(Find my state veterinary licensing board)