Resources For Veterinarians
The partnership between the DuPage County Veterinary community and Animal Services 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 Kelsey.Thompson@dupageco.org
How to Order 2021 Rabies Tags
Rabies tag orders now require payment for
the base tag value at time of order or pick up . Intact fees are remitted when you send in
certificates. Unused tags returned to our office by January 31st of
the prior distribution year will be credited to your account. You have three
options to place your order and pay:
Veterinary Packet 2021
2021 Veterinary Packets and Rabies tags are distributed in by mid December. An electronic version of the entire packet is below. Please see the Important Forms section below to find the individual forms included in the packet.
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 Services 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.