James L. Maxwell, DVM
Agency: West Virginia Department of Agriculture
Department: Animal Health Division
Office Address: 1900 Kanawha Blvd. East
Charleston, WV 25305
Office Telephone No: (304) 558-2214
Fax No: (304) 558-2231
Health Certificate E-Mail: WVCVI@wvda.us
American Veterinary Medical Association
Website of the nation organization featuring national news, events, veterinary resources, etc.
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.
WV Board of Vet Med
Includes information regarding licensing and renewals, veterinary laws and regulations, etc.
West Virginia Department of Agriculture – Animal Health Division
Lists information and regulations pertinent to food animal and large animal care.
Companion Animal Parasite Council
Up to date information and research geared towards veterinarians on parasite control, vaccinations, etc.
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:
WVU Davis-Michael Scholars Program
FDA Consumer Complaint Coordinators
National Pesticide Information Center (sponsored by the EPA)
USDA Center for Veterinary Biologics
Please click this link
Report shortages of medically necessary animal drugs.
Food Animal Residue Avoidance Databank
Features information on animal drugs and chemicals with the potential to cause food borne residues.
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.
Blue Ridge Veterinary Blood Bank
A 24-hour commercial blood bank that focuses on transfusion medicine.
A 24-hour national, full service, nonprofit blood bank and education network for animals.
Veterinarian’s Blood Bank
A commercial blood bank for canines and felines.
American Association of Blood Banks
Association of Veterinary Hematology and Transfusion Medicine
Additional resources and links.
Dea Office of Diversion Control; Registration
FEMA Disaster Assistance
USDA APHIS Emergency Operations Center
Report suspected animal disease and outbreaks.
CDC Emergency Operations Center
24-hour hotline only for use by healthcare professionals or government officials.
USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline
Impaired Veterinarians Information Line
Sponsored by the AVMA
800-248-2862, Ext. 6738
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.
Pet Poison Helpline
A 24-hour, nationwide service offered by the Pet Poison Control Center in Bloomington, Minnesota. A small fee is charged.
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
For information about importing animals into the United States.
Department of Transportation, Office of Hazardous materials