Never has the link between human health and animal health been so clear. Thank you for helping us protect public health through your work caring for animals, controlling disease and educating pet owners, businesses, and policymakers.
Here are links to DHEC web pages you may need to operate your practice, diagnose a patient or counsel an animal's owner. We have also listed some relevant or useful non-DHEC websites.
- Report dispensing of controlled substance to the S.C. Prescription Monitoring Program (pdf).
- Report or submit dead crows, blue jays, for West Nile Virus testing
- Learn more about co-sponsoring an annual DHEC rabies clinic in your community.
- Join DHEC's Smart Business Recycling Program.
Approximately 75 percent of recently emerging infectious diseases affecting humans are diseases of animal origin.
Approximately 60 percent of all human pathogens are zoonotic.
- The CDC recommends that veterinarians get rabies titers drawn every 2 years.
- Read the Compendium of Animal Rabies Prevention and Control, 2008 (pdf) Reviewed yearly by the National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians, this document has helped standardize approaches to animal rabies prevention and control in the U.S.
- Read Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) ACIP Recommendations for Human Rabies Exposure. Fifteen experts in fields associated with immunization were selected by the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services to advise and guide DHHS and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on the control of vaccine-preventable diseases. The committee issues recommendations for the routine administration of vaccines to children and adults in the civilian population
- Read the DHEC Guide to Managing Animal Exposures and Rabies Post-exposures Prophylaxis.
- Review South Carolina's Rabies Control Act, (Last revised in 2010).
- Rabies Vaccination Certificate for Interstate Travel (NASPHV Form 51 (revised 2007) (pdf)
- Consult with DHEC's veterinarian epidemiologist about a possible rabies exposure.
- Contact us to learn more about co-sponsoring a DHEC rabies clinic.
- Compare S.C. rabies cases by county
- When well-meaning people seek your advice or services for rescued orphaned, injured or sick wild animals, help them avoid serious health and legal risks.
- Give your patients information on rabies.
- Mosquito-borne (Arthropod)
- West Nile Virus
- Eastern Equine Encephalitis
- Western Encephalitis
- CDC's Vector-borne Diseases website
Other Zoonotic Diseases
Your Practice – S.C. Regulations and Reporting/Registration Forms
- Controlled Substances
- S.C. Controlled Substance Registration
- S.C. Drug Control Prescription and Indentification Tracking System (SCPTS)
- Print and fill out this form to report the dispensing of a controlled substance (pdf). Fax the form to the South Carolina Prescription Monitoring Program at (866) 422 3761 or mail it to: Health Information Designs, 391 Industry Dr, Auburn, AL 36832;
- S.C. Controlled Substance Act
- Infectious (Medical) Waste – DHEC Regulations and Forms
- X-Ray Machines – DHEC Regulations and Forms
- Renew your license (S.C. Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners)
- Obtain credentials for emergency response situations.
- Making Emergency Response Plans for Family Pets.
- Clemson University Livestock and Poultry Health Division
- Agriculture, Title 46, S.C. Code of Laws
- Standards for the Permitting of Agricultural Animal Facilities, S.C. Code of Regulations, 61-43
For additional information, contact: (803) 896-0655 Fax (803) 896-0645