About Us

State public health veterinarians are the local and state professionals who regularly consult with physicians, emergency rooms, legislators, local officials, schools, health departments, and the general public on preventing exposures to and controlling diseases that humans can get from animals and animal products. Many SPHVs are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and have singular authority in the state on rabies exposures. No list of local or state officials can be considered complete without the SPHV and local public health veterinarians.

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Beth Lipton, DVM MPH (she/her)
State Public Health Veterinarian
Office of Health and Science
Washington State Department of Health