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Emergency Help

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Animal Health Contacts

The Animal Health Program at MDA Headquarters
50 Harry S. Truman Parkway
Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone: (410) 841-5810
Toll Free: (800) 492-5590
Emergency After Hours Phone Number: (410) 841-5971
Daytime Hours: 8:00 to 4:30 PM

Email: AnimalHealth.mda@maryland.gov
Acting State Veterinarian: Dr. Jo Chapman

Animal Health Diagnostic Laboratories

These samples should be taken to the Frederick Laboratory:

  • ​ALL LIVESTOCK SAMPLES FROM THE ENTIRE STATE, except EIA.
  • Livestock samples, specimens or dead animals from the entire state
  • Poultry samples from the Western Shore

​These samples should be taken to the Salisbury Laboratory:

  • Poultry samples and Equine Infectious Anemia samples originating from the Eastern Shore