Hotlines Every Veterinarian Should Know
ADVERSE EVENT REPORTING
USDA Center for Veterinary Biologics, 800/752-6255
Vaccines and other biologics.
National Pesticide Information Center, 800/858-7378
ANIMAL BLOOD BANKS
Animal Blood Bank Hotline, 800/243-5759
24-hour hotline that focuses on transfusion medicine (particularly blood component therapy), recommending dosages and infusion rates, at no cost to caller.
Animal Blood Resources International, 517/851-8244
A 24-hour, commercial, all-species blood bank.
Eastern Veterinary Blood Bank, 800/949-3822
A 24-hour, commercial blood bank that focuses on transfusion medicine.
A national, full-service, nonprofit blood bank and educational network for animals, accessible 24-hours.
Veterinarians' Blood Bank, 812/358-8500
A commercial blood bank.
ASPCA National Animal Poison Control Center, 888/426-4435
(Allied Agency of the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine)
A fee of $50 is charged per case, with no extra charge for follow-up calls. There is no charge when the call involves a product covered by the ASPCA Animal Product Safety Service.
Pet Poison Helpline, 800/213-6680
A nation-wide, 24-hour service offered by the Pet Poison Control Center. It is available to pet owners and veterinary professionals. A fee of $35 is charged per case, with no extra charge for follow-up calls.
AGENCIES, PROGRAMS & OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION
DEA Toll Free Number for Office of Diversion Control, Registration Section, 800/882-9539
Diagnostic Center for Population and Animal Health, 517/353-1683
FDA Pet Food Recall Products List
FDA/CVM, Shortage Coordinator, 240/276-9207
Call to report shortages of medically necessary veterinary drugs.
FDA/CVM, Drugs, Devices, Animal Feeds, 888/332-8387
Calls to report suspected adverse drug experiences will be forwarded to the CVM's Division of Epidemiology and Surveillance; voicemail messages can be left during non-business hours.
Food Animal Residue Avoidance Databank, 888/873-2723
Email inquires to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Sponsored by the USDA Extension Service; information on animal drugs and chemicals with the potential to cause foodborne residues.
National Pesticide Information Center, 800/858-7378, firstname.lastname@example.org
Service sponsored by the EPA and Oregon State University provides information about pesticide products and poisonings, toxicology, environmental chemistry, and other pesticide-related issues.
Pet Loss Support Hotline, 517/432-2696
Grief counseling; staffed by MSU veterinary students.
USDA Accreditation, 517/337-4700
USDA Meat & Poultry Hotline, 800/535-4555
USDA Voice Response Service, 800/545-8732
Up-to-date interstate shipping regulations, emergency notices, and animal care regulations for shipping pets on airlines.
USDA-APHIS Emergency Operations Center, 800/601-9327
Information about the APHIS lending library of foreign animal disease slides and other foreign animal disease reference materials.
American Veterinary Medical Association
Southeastern Michigan Veterinary Medical Association
Michigan Board of Veterinary Medicine
Michigan Department of Agriculture
Michigan Department of Community Health
State of Michigan - Main
United States Department of Agriculture
COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES
MSU College of Veterinary Medicine
SUBSTANCE ABUSE ASSISTANCE
Impaired Veterinarians Information Line, 800/248-2862 ext. 6738
Information and referrals for assistance with chemical impairment; sponsored by the AVMA.
Health Professionals Recovery Program
Visit Website, Substance Abuse Recovery Agency, 800/453-3784