Hotlines Every Veterinarian Should Know


USDA Center for Veterinary Biologics, 800/752-6255
Vaccines and other biologics.

National Pesticide Information Center, 800/858-7378
Topical Insecticides


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.

Hemopet, 714/891-2022
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.


DEA Toll Free Number for Office of Diversion Control, Registration Section, 800/882-9539

Diagnostic Center for Population and Animal Health, 517/353-1683
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FDA Pet Food Recall Products List
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FDA/CVM, Shortage Coordinator, 240/276-9207
Call to report shortages of medically necessary veterinary drugs.

FDA/CVMDrugs, 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
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Sponsored by the USDA Extension Service; information on animal drugs and chemicals with the potential to cause foodborne residues.

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National Pesticide Information Center, 800/858-7378,
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

Michigan Legislature

State of Michigan - Main

United States Department of Agriculture


MSU College of Veterinary Medicine


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
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