West Virginia State Veterinarian:

James L. Maxwell, DVM
State Veterinarian/Director
Agency: West Virginia Department of Agriculture
Department: Animal Health Division
Office Address: 1900 Kanawha Blvd. East
Charleston, WV 25305
Office Telephone No: (304)558-4510
Fax No: (304)558-2231
E-Mail: jmaxwell@wvda.us
Health Certificate E-Mail: WVCVI@wvda.us

General Helpful Links

American Veterinary Medical Association
Website of the nation organization featuring national news, events, veterinary resources, etc.
www.avma.org

The AVMA has developed the AVMA Animal Health Studies Database (AAHSD), encompassing prospective veterinary clinical studies in a variety of species and disciplines. You can read an introduction regarding the AAHSD in the most recent issue of JAVMA, or access the website directly: www.avma.org/FindVetStudies

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
Important information on animal safety, poison control, adoption, etc.
http://www.aspca.org/

WV Board of Vet Med
Includes information regarding licensing and renewals, veterinary laws and regulations, etc.
http://www.wvbvm.org/

West Virginia Department of Agriculture – Animal Health Division
Lists information and regulations pertinent to food animal and large animal care.
http://www.wvagriculture.org/Division_Webpages/animal_health.html

Companion Animal Parasite Council
Up to date information and research geared towards veterinarians on parasite control, vaccinations, etc.
http://www.capcvet.org/

Adverse Event Reporting
Submit reports of adverse events association with animal foods or health products as well as suspected failures of animal health products to the manufacturer and one of the following:


Helpful Links: For Drugs and Devices

FDA CVM
888-332-8387
www.fda.gov?AnimalVeterinary


Helpful Links: For Pet Foods and Animal Feeds

FDA Consumer Complaint Coordinators
www.fda.gov/Safety/ReportaProblem/Consumer ComplaintCoordinators


Helpful Links: For Topical Insecticides

National Pesticide Information Center (sponsored by the EPA)
800-858-7378
www.npic.orst.edu


Helpful Links: For Vaccines/Biologics

USDA Center for Veterinary Biologics
800-752-6255
Please click this link


Helpful Links: For Information about Animal Drugs:

FDA CVM
Report shortages of medically necessary animal drugs.
www.fda.gov/drugs
askcvm@fda.hhs.gov

Food Animal Residue Avoidance Databank
Features information on animal drugs and chemicals with the potential to cause food borne residues.
http://www.farad.org/


Helpful Links: For Blood Bank Resources:

Animal Blood Resources International
A 24-hour hotline focusing on transfusion medicine, including recommended dosages and infusion rates for canines and felines; no cost to caller.
1-800-243-5759
www.abrint.net

Blue Ridge Veterinary Blood Bank
A 24-hour commercial blood bank that focuses on transfusion medicine.
1-800-949-3822
www.evbb.com

HEMOPET
A 24-hour national, full service, nonprofit blood bank and education network for animals.
714-891-9022
http://www.hemopet.org/

Veterinarian’s Blood Bank
A commercial blood bank for canines and felines.
877-838-8553
http://www.vetbloodbank.com/

American Association of Blood Banks
301-907-6977
http://www.aabb.org/Pages/default.aspx

Association of Veterinary Hematology and Transfusion Medicine
Additional resources and links.
http://www.avhtm.org/

Controlled Drugs
Dea Office of Diversion Control; Registration
1-800-822-9539
http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drugreg/


Helpful Links: For Disaster and Emergency Response

FEMA Disaster Assistance
800-621-3312
http://www.disasterassistance.gov/


Helpful Links: For Disease Outbreaks

USDA APHIS Emergency Operations Center
Report suspected animal disease and outbreaks.
301-436-3110
http://www.aphis.usda.gov/wps/portal/aphis/ourfocus/emergencyresponse

CDC Emergency Operations Center
24-hour hotline only for use by healthcare professionals or government officials.
770-488-7100
http://www.cdc.gov/phpr/eoc.htm


Helpful Links: For Food Safety

FDA
888-723-3366
http://www.fda.gov/

USDA FSIS
202-720-9113
http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/home

USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline
888-674-6854
fsis.usda.gov


Helpful Links: For Impaired Veterinarians and Veterinary Technicians

Impaired Veterinarians Information Line
Sponsored by the AVMA
800-248-2862, Ext. 6738
https://www.avma.org/ProfessionalDevelopment/Personal/PeerAndWellness/Pages/default.aspx


Helpful Links: For Poison Control

ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center
Small fee per case for veterinarians enrolled int he Veterinary Life Line Partner Program; no charge for calls covered by ASPCA Animal Product Safety Service.
888-426-4435
https://www.aspca.org/pet-care/animal-poison-control

Pet Poison Helpline
A 24-hour, nationwide service offered by the Pet Poison Control Center in Bloomington, Minnesota. A small fee is charged.
800-213-6680
http://www.petpoisonhelpline.com/


Helpful Links: For Shipping Animals

Center for Disease Control and Prevention
For information about importing animals into the United States.
800-232-4636
http://www.cdc.gov/

Shipping Specimens
Department of Transportation, Office of Hazardous materials
800-467-4922
http://phmsa.dot.gov/hazmat


Helpful Links: For Workplace Safety

OSHA
800-321-6742
https://www.osha.gov/

WVVMA Mission

The WVVMA is committed to the advancement of veterinary knowledge, animal health and service to the public. We provide our veterinary community with education, communication resources and professional fellowship.

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