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Important Resource Numbers for Veterinarians

STATE NATIONAL Animal Cruelty Laws, Programs and Reporting

Arizona Veterinary Medical Association
100 W. Coolidge St. Phoenix, AZ 85013
Phone: 602.242.7936  Fax: 602-249-3828  
Veterinary Health Care Team of Arizona
same address and phone as above

Arizona State Veterinary Medical Examining Board
9535 E. Doubletree Ranch Rd. Ste 100
Scottsdale, AZ 85258
Phone: 602.364.1738    
Links to Arizona Veterinary Administrative Rules and Arizona Revised Statutes available on the website.

Office of the State Veterinarian
State Veterinarian: Dr. Perry Durham
1688 W. Adams St. Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone: 602.542.4293    

Arizona State Public Health Veterinarian
Arizona Department of Health Services 
Office of Infectious Disease Services
150 N. 18th Ave. Ste 140 Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone: 602.364.4562    

Arizona Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory University of Arizona
2831 N. Freeway Rd. Tucson, AZ 85705
Phone: 520.621.2356     

(USDA/APHIS/VS) U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service/Veterinary Services
Area Veterinarian: Dr. Paul Sciglibaglio
6200 Jefferson St. NE Ste 117
Albuquerque, NM 87109
Phone: 505.761.3160

OSHA / The Industrial Commission of Arizona Division of Occupational Safety & Health
800 W. Washington St. 2nd Fl.
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone: 602.542.5795 

Arizona State Board of Pharmacy 
1616 W. Adams St. Ste 120
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone: 602.771.2727 

DEA / Drug Enforcement Administration
(Ask for Diversion Group)
Phoenix Division:
Jurisdiction Northern and Central Arizona
3010 N. 2nd St. Ste 100 Phoenix, AZ 85012
Phone: 602.664.5600
Tucson District Office:
Jurisdiction Southern Arizona
6970 S. Palo Verde Rd. Tucson, AZ 85756
Phone: 520.573.5500    


American Veterinary Medical Association
1931 N. Meacham Rd. Ste 100
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Phone: 800.248.2862    

AVMA Executive Board District IX Representative
Dr. Michael Whitehair
Abilene Animal Hospital
320 NE 14th. St. Abilene, KS 67410
Phone: 785.263.2301

AVMA GHLIT (Group Health & Life Insurance Trust)
Phone: 800.621.6360
Vivian Wright: 888.234.6159
Lee Evans: 602.687.9651

AVMA PLIT/AzVMA Workers' Comp Partnership Program
Phone: 800.228.7548 x4014630
Thomas Kelly

AVMA Impaired Veterinarians Information Line
800.248.2862 ext 6738

American Animal Hospital Association
12575 W Bayaud Ave, Lakewood, CO 80228
Phone: 303.986.2800    

National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA)
PO Box 1227 Albert Lea, MN 56007
Phone: 888.99.NAVTA (62882)    

FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine
888.FDA.VETS (888.332.8387)
Reporting adverse drug experience or product failure
Leave your name, address, phone number and the brand name of the drug involved. Ask to have a 1932a form sent or ask for the phone number of the drug company you should call to report the problem.

FDA CVM Shortage Coordinator: 240.276.9300
To report shortages of medically necessary veterinary drugs 

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

USDA Meat & Poultry Hotline: 888.674.6854

USDA APHIS Emergency Operations Center:
foreign animal disease slides and reference materials

National Pesticide Information Center

Pesticide products and poisonings, toxicology, environmental chemistry, and other pesticide-related issues

Animal Blood Bank Hotline
: 800.243.5759
24-hr hotline that focuses on transfusion medicine (particularly blood component therapy), recommending dosages and infusion rates at no cost to caller. 

: 714.891.2022
National, full-service, nonprofit blood bank and educational network for animals, accessible 24 hrs.

Arizona Animal Cruelty Laws

Arizona Legislature: Revised Statutes

Maricopa County Sheriff's Office 
Animal Cruelty Investigative Unit
Emergency: 911
Hotline: 602.876.1681

Animal Cruelty Task Force of Southern Arizona (ACT) 
Emergency: 911
Anonymous 88-CRIME: 520.882.7463
ACT Public Reporting: 520.547.0260

LEAP (Law Enforcement for Animal Protection)
Phoenix Police Department Violent Crimes Bureau
Phone: 602.262.6141

Arizona statute 32-2239: Duty of veterinarian to report suspected abuse, cruelty, neglect or animal fighting; immunity

Per Arizona Statute 32-2239, suspected abuse to livestock should be reported to the associate director of the division of animal services:

Arizona State Department of Agriculture
1688 West Adams Street, Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone: 602.542.4373
Report Livestock Crime: 602.542.0799 or 1.800.294.0305



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