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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois
 

Resources For Veterinarians

The partnership between the DuPage County Veterinary community and Animal Care & Control helps ensure the health and safety of our citizens and animal welfare.  This page has been created as a resource for our Veterinarians and will continue to grow.  Your feedback on what would be most beneficial for you/your clinic is greatly appreciated and can be sent to  amanda.talsma@dupageco.org

Veterinary Packet 2017

2017 Veterinary Packets and Rabies tags were distributed in mid-December 2016.  An electronic version of the packet is below.

Rabies Information & Links

Rabies is a preventable deadly disease of mammals.  Vaccination and registration is the #1 way to prevent the spread of rabies.  One of our missions at Animal Care & Control is to prevent the spread of the virus through bite investigations and required rabies vaccination registration.  All dogs and cats in DuPage County are required by law to be currently vaccinated against rabies.  There are many valuable resources through the IL Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC), some of which are posted below.

Puppies and kittens under 1 year of age that receive a 3 year as their first rabies vaccine must receive a booster shot 1 year later, and should only receive a 1 year rabies tag. View additional details from the CDC.

When Animals Bite

DuPage County Animal Care and Control is the organization that is given the authority to enforce the laws relating to biting animals.  The basis for these laws is protection of the health of the bite victim through the control of rabies.  As a Veterinarian, clients may come to you/your practice for the mandatory rabies observation period.  Included below are the guidelines per Code of DuPage County, Chapter 5, Animals, along with sample notices sent out to to pet owners, and a confinement quick reference guide from DuPage County Health Department (DCHD).

Important Forms & Documents

If you should have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.