Veterinarians working in southwestern Virginia - The USDA will be distributing Oral Rabies Vaccine (ORV) baits for the control of raccoon variant rabies in wildlife.  ORV baits will be distributed from low-flying aircraft in October.  Occasionally pets will find and consume the ORV baits and owners may contact their veterinarian with concerns about pet safety. Please review the bait drop information below. Additional questions or concerns can be directed to Jennifer Cromwell, Assistant State Director, USDA, APHIS, Wildlife Services She may be contacted at 804-314-1746 or by email at

USDA Letter                                                         VA ORV Map                                         RABORAL VRG®ORAL Rabies Vaccine For Wildlife                                  

Each year the VVMA partners with the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) to sponsor a statewide rabies awareness effort. This year, September 27- October 3 has been designated as Rabies Awareness Week. We hope that you will consider promoting Rabies Awareness Week in your practice.

Click here to find more about World Rabies Awareness Day

  Click here to watch a video on Rabies Awareness tips and how to properly protect your pet

Rabies Awareness Podcast

AVMA Rabies Pamphlet

Video- Rabies: Simple Steps Save Lives

SEPTEMBER 28, 2021

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