The City Veterinary Office is tasked to carry out all the veterinary measures in keeping healthy domestic animals through responsible pet ownership and prevention of cruelty to animals. The office also regulate meat, poultry, milk and dairy products for public consumption and be in the frontline of veterinary-related activities in the prevention and control of disease outbreaks in animals.
The City Veterinary Office implement regulatory measures in keeping domestic animals and help enforce the law on wildlife conservation and protection within the City.
The Office, likewise, conduct investigation, surveillance and confiscation of illegally slaughtered and processed meat as mandated under R.A. 9226, also known as the “Meat Inspection Code of the Philippines” and enforces the labeling and against adulteration of meat and meat products.
Q1.My dog, at three (3) months old, was vaccinated with anti-rabies Vaccine. At what age should it be vaccinated again ?
A1: Your dog must be vaccinated again after one (1) year from the date of its last vaccination, and yearly thereafter.
Q2: Why should a person who was bitten by a vaccinated dog or cat is still required to see a physician? What about the dog/cat ?
A2: The person bitten by a vaccinated dog or cat must see a physician because he or she has to be evaluated as a protocol, to determine the extent of the bite, check the dog’s vaccination certificate and administer the necessary medication. On the other hand, the dog/cat must be put in a cage for a two (2)Weeks, for observation and should be given enough food and water. If it shows abnormal behavior, you can call the City Veterinary Office at 288-88-11 local 2234.
Q3: Do you conduct dog impounding ?
A3: Yes. We arrange the schedule based on the request of the different barangays and homeowners’ associations.
Also, we accept/pick-up dogs/cats which are turned-over/surrendered by owners (by schedule).
Q4: Is slaughtering of animals in the backyard allowed?
A4: No. Food animals must be slaughtered in accredited slaughterhouses and should undergo the ante-mortem and post-mortem inspection. Meat which passed the necessary inspection will be issued a Meat Inspection Certificate (MIC), so always look for the MIC when buying meat.
You can call the Office at 288-88-11 local 2234 for any illegal slaughtering observed in your area.
Q5: Is it safe to buy meat products such as tocino, longanisa, embotido, siomai, hotdogs, etc., which are processed at home and in market stalls, and which are not accredited and has no permit to operate ?
A5: No. Pursuant to R.A. 9226 (Meat Inspection Code of the Philippines) and R.A. 7394 (Consumer Act of the Philippines), meat processing must be done In an accredited meat establishment and have undergone meat inspection conducted by LGU or NMIS.
Approved products must be properly labeled because product traceability is very important in case problems arise.