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Veterinarian Resources

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 animalservices@dupagecounty.gov.

2024 Veterinary Packets and Rabies tags are distributed 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.  

Veterinary Packet 2024 (PDF)

How to Order 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:

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.

When Animals Bite

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 pet owners, and a confinement quick reference guide from DuPage County Health Department (DCHD). 

Important Forms & Documents

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Order Rabies Tags Online (for Veterinary Partners)

Veterinary Partners may now place orders, submit payment for 2023 and 2024 Rabies Tags and pay for invoices online. Rabies Tag Payments / Order Online

Veterinary Partners may also order tags by mail or by email 2023 Rabies Tag Order Form (PDF) 2024 Rabies Tag Order Form (PDF)

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Animal Bite Reporting6 documents

  • Animal to Human Bite Report Form (PDF)
    document Header Animal to Human Bite Report Form (PDF)
  • Bite Case Procedures (PDF)
    document Header Bite Case Procedures (PDF)
  • Bite Report - Dog to Dog (PDF)
    document Header Bite Report - Dog to Dog (PDF)
  • DCHD - Confinement Periods for Domestic Animals (PDF)
    document Header DCHD - Confinement Periods for Domestic Animals (PDF)
  • Form - Report of Rabies Observation and Confinement (PDF)
    document Header Form - Report of Rabies Observation and Confinement (PDF)
    This form should be used in the event there is a rabies observation and/or confinement.   Important Forms & Documents
  • Sample Notice - Rabies Observation and Confinement (PDF)
    document Header Sample Notice - Rabies Observation and Confinement (PDF)

Important Forms & Documents4 documents

  • IDPH Rabies Submission Form and Guidelines (PDF)
    document Header IDPH Rabies Submission Form and Guidelines (PDF)
  • Monthly Rabies Certificate Remittance Form (PDF)
    document Header Monthly Rabies Certificate Remittance Form (PDF)
    Print and send with payment for any spay/neuter differential.
  • Unused Rabies Tag Return Form (PDF)
    document Header Unused Rabies Tag Return Form (PDF)
    Print and send with 2023 or older unused tags.
  • Veterinary Clinic/Practice Guidelines and Contact Information Form (PDF)
    document Header Veterinary Clinic/Practice Guidelines and Contact Information Form (PDF)
    If contact information has changed, please update via the form and send. 
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