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 Local Veterinarians

Veterinarians diagnose and treat sick or injured animals by providing medical care that includes performing surgery, prescribing medication, dressing wounds, and setting bones. There are many different types of veterinarians, each with their own areas of expertise.

Types of Veterinarians:

  • Companion animal veterinarians treat pets. These vets typically work in private clinics, and commonly treat household pets like cats and dogs. Some also treat more uncommon types of pets like rabbits, reptiles, and birds.
  • Equine veterinarians treat horses. They are sometimes employed directly by a stable or racetrack, but may also run their own office and travel to provide treatment.
  • Livestock veterinarians treat farm animals like cows, pigs, and sheep. They help to vaccinate the animals against diseases, and recommend ways that the owners can improve the overall health and well-being of their animals.

Local Veterinarian Clinics and Animal Hospitals:

Butte County Local Veterinarians

Low Cost Spay/Neuter Clinics

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Butte County Animal Services
Phone: 530.538.7409
Fax: 530.538.6329

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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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