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Animal Bite Reporting Form


This form to be used by MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS ONLY to report animal bites to humans.  Reports filed by non-medical personnel will not be processed.  If you are a non-medical professional who would like to report an animal bite, please call (805) 388-4341.

Whenever a patient is treated for any animal bite, an Animal Bite Record must be completed pursuant to Title 17, Section 2606 of the California Code of Regulations.  It is the medical care provider’s responsibility to see that all required portions of this report are completed to the best of the patient’s and medical professional’s ability, and immediately submit this form to Ventura County Animal Services.

For medical providers who wish to submit this form via FAX or email, print this page, complete the form using blue/black ink, and send via FAX to (805) 388-4393 or scan and send via email to with subject “Bite Report.”  Medical professionals who wish to keep a copy of this information for your records, print this page before clicking the submission button at the bottom.   Thank you.

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The VCAS.US website has been translated by Google Translate. Reasonable efforts have been made to provide an accurate translation, however, no automated translation is perfect nor is it intended to replace human translators. Translations are provided as a service to users of the VCAS.US website, and are provided “as is.” No warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, is made as to the accuracy, reliability, or correctness of any translations made from English into any other language. Some content (such as images, videos, Flash, etc.) may not be accurately translated due to the limitations of the translation software.

The official text is the English version of the website. Any discrepancies or differences created in the translation are not binding and have no legal effect for compliance or enforcement purposes. If any questions arise related to the accuracy of the information contained in the translated website, please refer to the English version of the website which is the official version. Ventura County Animal Services employs bilingual staff who are able to provide assistance.  Please call (805) 388-4341 or email

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