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STATE NATIONAL Animal Cruelty Laws, Programs and Reporting

Arizona Veterinary Medical Association
100 W. Coolidge St., Phoenix, AZ 85013
Phone: 602.242.7936     Web:
Veterinary Health Care Team of Arizona
same address and phone as above

Arizona State Veterinary Medical Examining Board
9535 E. Doubletree Ranch Rd. - Suite 100
Scottsdale, AZ 85258
Phone: 602.364.1738     Web:
Links to Arizona Veterinary Administrative Rules and Arizona Revised Statutes (amended July 2011) available on the above website home page.

Office of the State Veterinarian
Acting State Veterinarian: Dr. Perry Durham
1688 W. Adams St., Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone: 602.542.4293     Web:

Arizona State Public Health Veterinarian
Arizona Department of Health Services 
Office of Infectious Disease Services
150 N. 18th Ave., Ste 140, Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone: 602.364.4562     Web:

Arizona Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory / U of A
2831 N. Freeway Rd., Tucson, AZ 85705
Phone: 520.621.2356     

(USDA/APHIS/VS) U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service/Veterinary Services
Dr. Paul Sciglibaglio / Area Veterinarian in Charge
1400 E. Southern Ave., Ste 245, Tempe, AZ 85282
Phone: 480.491.1002

OSHA / The Industrial Commission of Arizona Division of Occupational Safety & Health
800 W. Washington St., 2nd Fl, Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone: 602.542.5795  
U.S. OSHA Web:

Arizona State Board of Pharmacy 
1700 W Washington St., Ste 250, Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone: 602.771.2727 

DEA / Drug Enforcement Administration
(Ask for Diversion Group)
Phoenix Division:
3010 N. 2nd St., Ste 100
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Phone: 602.664.5600
Tucson District Office:
6970 S. Palo Verde Rd.

Tucson, AZ 85756
Phone: 520.573.5500 
U.S. DEA Web: 

American Veterinary Medical Association
1931 N. Meacham Rd., Ste 100
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Phone: 800.248.2862     Web:

AVMA Executive Board District IX Representative
Dr. Ted Cohn
University Hills Animal Hospital
4040 E Warren Ave, Denver, CO 80222
Phoen: 303.757.5638

AVMA GHLIT (Group Health & Life Insurance Trust)
Toll free: 800.621.6360
Vivian Wright: 888.234.6159
Lee Evans: 602.687.9651

AVMA PLIT/AzVMA Workers' Comp Partnership Program
Maranda Haluska: 800-228-7548 x4014655 (toll free)

AVMA Impaired Veterinarians Information Line
800.248.2862 ext 6738

American Animal Hospital Association
12575 W Bayaud Ave, Lakewood, CO 80228
Phone: 303.986.2800     Web:

National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA)
1666 K St NW Ste 260, Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 703.740.8737     Web:

FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine
888.FDA.VETS (888.332.8387)
Reporting adverse drug experience or product failure
Leave your name, address, phone number and the brand name of the drug involved. Ask to have a 1932a form sent or ask for the phone number of the drug company you should call to report the problem.

FDA CVM Shortage Coordinator: 240.276.9207
To report shortages of medically necessary veterinary drugs

FDA CVM Department of Health & Human Services

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

USDA Meat & Poultry Hotline: 888.674.6854

USDA APHIS Emergency Operations Center: 301.436.3110
foreign animal disease slides and reference materials

National Pesticide Information Center
Pesticide products and poisonings, toxicology, environmental chemistry, and other pesticide-related issues

Animal Blood Bank Hotline: 800.243.5759
24-hr hotline that focuses on transfusion medicine (particularly blood component therapy), recommending dosages and infusion rates at no cost to caller.

Hemopet: 714.891.2022
National, full-service, nonprofit blood bank and educational network for animals, accessible 24 hrs.

Arizona Animal Cruelty Laws

Arizona Legislature: Revised Statutes

Maricopa County Sheriff's Office 
Animal Cruelty Investigative Unit
Emergency: 911
Hotline: 602.876.1681

Animal Cruelty Task Force of Southern Arizona (ACT) 
Emergency: 911
Anonymous 88-CRIME: 520.882.7463
ACT Public Reporting: 520.547.0260

LEAP (Law Enforcement for Animal Protection)
Phoenix Police Department Violent Crimes Bureau
Phone: 602.262.6141

Arizona statute 32-2239: Duty of veterinarian to report suspected abuse, cruelty, neglect or animal fighting; immunity

Per Arizona Statute 32-2239, suspected abuse to livestock should be reported to the associate director of the division of animal services:
Arizona State Department of Agriculture
1688 West Adams Street, Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone: 602.542.4373
Report Livestock Crime: 602.542.0799 or 1.800.294.0305




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100 W. Coolidge St., Phoenix, AZ 85013
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