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Animal Bites and Rabies Risk:
A Guide for Health Professionals

Consultation on Animal Bites and Rabies Risk in Humans

Minnesota Department of Health
Zoonotic Diseases Unit
625 North Robert Street
St. Paul, MN 55155
Telephone: 651-201-5414 or toll free: 1-877-676-5414

  • 24/7 telephone consultation on potential rabies exposure is available to healthcare providers, veterinarians, public health professionals, and law enforcement.
  • Rabies consultations are available to the public Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Consultation on Rabies Exposure of Animals

Minnesota Board of Animal Health
625 North Robert Street
St. Paul, MN 55155
Telephone: 651-201-6808

Specimen Submission

Specimens from suspect rabies animals should be delivered to:

  • Business hours (Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
    Minnesota Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
    University of Minnesota-St. Paul Campus
    1333 Gortner Avenue
    St. Paul, MN  55108
    Phone: 612-625-8787

  • Non-business hours and holidays*
    Veterinary Medical Center
    University of Minnesota-St Paul Campus
    1365 Gortner Avenue (adjoining VDL)
    St. Paul, MN  55108
    Phone: 612-626-8387; 1-800-258-6838
    * Live bats will not be accepted after business hours.



Updated Monday, 09-Apr-2018 11:12:37 CDT