As we hear of any updates or important news regarding rabies clinics in the Roanoke Virginia area we will post them here:
There are no Community-wide clinics scheduled as of this date. Please check back.
HB 621 Rabies:
clarifies procedures and responsibilities to prevent and control.
HOUSE BILL NO. 621 Offered January 13, 2010 Prefiled January 12, 2010
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:
1. That §§ 3.2-6521, 3.2-6522, 3.2-6525, 3.2-6526, 3.2-6562, 18.2-313.1, and 54.1-3812 of the Code of Virginia are amended and reenacted as follows:
§ 3.2-6521. Rabies inoculation of dogs, cats and ferrets; availability of certificate; rabies clinics.
A. The owner or custodian of
all dogs and domesticated cats any dog, cat, or ferret four months of age and older shall have them currently vaccinated for rabies by a licensed veterinarian or licensed veterinary technician who is under the immediate and direct supervision of a licensed veterinarian on the premises. The supervising veterinarian on the premises shall provide the owner or custodian of the dog or the custodian of the domesticated cat any animal vaccinated for rabies with a rabies vaccination certificate of or herd rabies vaccination certificate and shall keep a copy in his own files. The owner or custodian of the dog or the custodian of the domesticated cat animal shall furnish within a reasonable period of time, upon the request of an animal control officer, humane investigator, law-enforcement officer, State Veterinarian's representative, or official of the Department of Health, the certificate of vaccination for such dog or cat animal. The vaccine used shall be licensed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for use in that species. At the discretion of the local health director, a medical record from a licensed veterinary establishment reflecting a currently vaccinated status may serve as proof of vaccination.
This bill will impact all VA ferret owners. Please read the proposal and bring it to your Veterinarians attention for his/her input.
Please let us know your opinion of this proposed amendment so we can send off recommendations on this bill ASAP. Only with ferret owners input can the powers that be make an educated decision regarding a stance on this bill.