Public Health

The mission of the Butte County Public Health Department (BCPHD) is to protect the public through promoting individual, community, and environmental health. This is achieved by providing a wide range of services in more than 50 programs including: women and children’s health, communicable and infectious diseases, planning for and responding to disasters, healthy and safe animals, and protecting natural resources while improving the environment.

Public Health: Rabies and Wildlife

Keep your pets healthy by selecting a local veterinarian and keeping current on all vaccinations, including rabies. Residents in Butte County coexist with a myriad of wildlife, including bats, squirrels, fox, raccoons, opossums, deer, skunk, snakes, mountain lions, coyotes and bear. Wild animals serve the environment in many ways. Learn how to respect wildlife while keeping yourself safe.

Local Veterinarians

There are many different types of veterinarians, each with their own areas of expertise. Find a local veterinarian that suits your animals needs.

Rabies Vaccinations

Rabies is a disease, caused by a virus, which can infect all mammals, including humans. Rabies is almost always fatal to animals and people once symptoms of the disease appear, which is why the State of California mandates reporting of all animal bites for the protection of the victim; whether person or animal. Butte County has many veterinary clinics that offer low cost vaccination clinics.

Living with Wildlife

Resources for handling wildlife near your home and property, such as: snakes, deer, coyotes and mountain lions.

Find a Clinic  License a Dog  Food Inspection Reports

Register a Birth or Death  Get a Travel Shot  Frequently Asked Questions about STDs

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Butte County Animal Services
Phone: 530.538.7409
Fax: 530.538.6329

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 Locations and Hours AS - Right Pane

Butte County Animal Services
202 Mira Loma Drive
Oroville, CA 95965

Office Hours
Monday to Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Except Holidays

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Public Health Department

202 Mira Loma Drive
Oroville, CA 95965

Report a Health Emergency
24-Hour Line: 530.538.7581

Cathy A. Ravesky, Director
Andy Miller, M.D., Health Officer
Public Health Leadership Team

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