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City Veterinary Department

Office Hours
Monday to Friday
8:00 AM -5:00 PM

About US


Description
Veterinary services is indispensable and form part of the basic services for the protection of our community by regulating the keeping of animals, sale management, sanitation of abattoirs, meat inspection, slaughter and disposition of animals, the suppression of dangerous zoonotic diseases and the effective rabies prevention and control through mass vaccination, spay and neuter and elimination of stray animals in the City.

Mission
To enhance, support and promote animal health, animal welfare, public health and food security.

Vision
A Healthy Population of Humans and Animals Through The Provision Of Quality Veterinary Services In Quezon City.

Legal Bases

  • City Ordinance No. SP-2413, S.2015, An Ordinance Creating The Veterinary Services Division Into City Veterinary Department, Expanding Its Functions And Providing For Its Annual Appropriations
  • Executive Order No. 137 – Devolution Of Certain Powers And Functions Of The National Meat Inspection Commission To The Local Govt Units Pursuant To RA 7160, Otherwise Known As Local Govt Code Of 1991
  • Republic Act 7160 Local Govt Code Of 1991
  • Republic Act 9482 Anti Rabies Act – Appoint A Veterinarian And Establish A Veterinary Office In Every Province, City And First Class Municipality
  • Republic Act 9296 Meat Inspection Code Of The Philippines – The City Veterinarian Shall Head The City Meat Inspection Services And Shall Exercise Direct Supervision Over Meat Inspection Of Highly Urbanized Cities
  • Republic Act 9495 Animal Welfare Act
  • Memorandum Circular No. 19 S-1992 Civil Service Commission – The Following Appointive Local Positions Shall Be Mandatory : City Veterinarian
  • Ordinance No. SP-2389, S.2015, An Ordinance Adopting The Quezon City Veterinary Code And For Other Purposes.
  • City Ordinance No. SP-2505, S.2016, An Ordinance Adopting The Revised Quezon City Veterinary Code, And For Other Purposes.
  • City Ordinance No. SP-2854, S.2019, An Ordinance Establishing A Public Veterinary Clinic Which Will Provide Affordable Health Care Services For Domesticated Pets/Animals Within The Territorial Jurisdiction Of Quezon City.
  • City Ordinance No. SP-3023, S.2021, An Ordinance Amending Ordinance No. SP-2854, S.2019, Otherwise Known As “The Quezon City Public Veterinary Clinic Ordinance” Providing For A Definition Of Terms, Updating Schedule Of Fees And Charges And Including The City Legal Department As Part Of Implementing Committee

Service Pledge
“Quality human and animal health service.”

Services


Animal Care and Disease Control

Mass registration, vaccination, and dog tagging of dogs

Pet owners must submit their dogs to mandatory registration and anti-rabies vaccination given for free. The registration card contains the permanent dog tag number, physical characteristics including the age, color, sex, breed and distinguishing marks and all rabies vaccinations conducted on the dog.

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Rabies vaccination extension clinics

For pet owners who fail to avail of free anti-rabies shots during the scheduled mass vaccinations, may avail it through the extension clinics established in their own barangays.

Spay and neuter

Surgical sterilization of dogs and cats to control population. It is a weekly program held in barangays.

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Shipping permit

Transport of animals from Quezon City to any point of this country requires a shipping permit which can be obtained from the City Veterinary Department.

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Veterinary clinic

Routine health care for pet animals, physical examinations, vaccinations and treatment of minor illnesses, deworming and spay and neuter are offered.

City Pound

Impounding, field control and disposition of unregistered, stray, and unvaccinated dogs

Unregistered, stray or unvaccinated dogs shall be put in dog pounds, impounded dogs not claimed within three (3) days shall be placed for adoption to qualified persons or disposed of subject to the provisions of RA No. 8485 or otherwise known as “Animal Welfare Act of 1998”.

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Adoption of Animals

Impounded animals not claimed for three (3) days from capture, if qualified to be tame shall be open for adoption

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Redemption of Impounded Animals

Impounded stray, feral and confiscated animals within the territorial jurisdiction of Quezon City may be redeemed within three (3) days.

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Food Hygiene and Regulatory

Meat inspection

Conduct ante mortem and post-mortem inspection of animals intended for slaughter to ensure a disease free and wholesome meat that will be delivered to different markets and meat establishments.

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License meat handlers

All meat handlers, meat cutting operators, dressers, cutters, vendors, processors, meat dealers and butchers working or employed within the territorial jurisdiction of Quezon City are required to secure meat handlers license from the City Veterinary department.

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Veterinary Clearance

All Business Establishments and other business involved in meat trade and other channels within the territorial jurisdiction of Quezon City are required to secure Veterinary Clearance from the City Veterinary Department

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Meat Transport Vehicle

All vehicle that delivers meat and meat products are required to secure Meat Transport Vehicle Sticker

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Programs


QC Alis Rabies Drive

The Quezon City Alis Rabies Drive (QC-ARD) is an all-year-round mass anti-rabies vaccination and registration of dogs and cats conducted in the Barangays of Quezon City.

QC Animal Care and Adoption Center

The Quezon City will soon inaugurate its first animal care and adoption center. This, center aims to protect and promote the welfare of all animals in Quezon City. It will provide basic dog training and rehabilitation of impounded dogs or cats that will be selected for rehoming and be put up for adoption.

 Food Safety Advocacy

Conduct of seminars in all meat establishments of Quezon City regarding the prevention and control of zoonotic diseases.

Guides


Registration of Animal Pets

Pet owners must submit their dogs/cats to mandatory registration. This will serve as a quick reference for the vaccination status of pets against rabies. It also provides home foot the lost or stolen animals in the city. The card contains the permanent dog tag number, physical characteristics including age, color, sex, breed and distinguishing mark and all rabies vaccination conducted on the dog.

Requirements

  1. Valid ID which indicates that you are a resident of Quezon City. (Preferably QCitizen ID)

WALK-IN Registration

  1. Bring your pet to the Quezon City Veterinay Department (6/F, Civic A Building, Quezon City Hall Compound, Diliman, Quezon City) or Animal Care Adoption Center (GK Village, Clemente St., Lupang Pangako, Bgy. Payatas, Quezon City)
  2. Fill-Out and submit the Registration Form at the Frontdesk of the Quezon City Veterinary Department.

BARANGAY-BASED Registration

  1. Visit or call your respective Barangay for the schedule of registration of Quezon City Veterinary Department
  2. You may also check the schedules of registration of your barangay thru the Facebook Page of Quezon City Veterinary Department: www.facebook.com/QCVDgovph.
  3. Fill-out and submit the Registration Form at the registration area.

Vaccination of Pet Animal

This service serves free anti- rabies vaccination for dogs and cats

Requirements

Valid ID which indicates that you are a resident of Quezon City.  (Preferably QCitizen ID )

WALK-IN Registration

1. Bring your pet to the Quezon City Veterinay Department ( 6/F, Civic A Building, Quezon City Hall Compound, Diliman, Quezon City ) or Animal Care Adoption Center ( GK Village, Clemente St., Lupang Pangako, Bgy. Payatas, Quezon City)

2.  Fill-out and submit the Registration Form at the Frontdesk of the Quezon City Veterinary Department.

3. Have your pet vaccinated.

BARANGAY-BASED Registration

  1. Check the facebook page of the Quezon City Veterinary Department: www.facebook.com/QCVDgovph for the schedule of vaccination. Bring your pet to the place of vaccination.
  2. Fill-out and submit the Vaccination Form in area of Vaccination.
  3. Have your pet vaccinated.

Spray and Neuter of Animals Pets

Free spay and neuter of all pet animals in Quezon City.

Requirements

1 Valid ID which indicates that you are a resident of Quezon City (preferably QCitizen ID)

PROCESS FOR THE SPAY AND NEUTER OF PETS IN ANIMAL CARE AND ADOPTION CENTER (EVERY WEDNESDAY)

  1. Check the Facebook page of Animal Care and Adoption Center and register. Download and fill out the registration form downloadable in the Facebook Page.

www.facebook.com/qcanimalcareandadoptioncenter

  1. Wait for the confirmation of the date, day and time for you to go to the Animal Care and Adoption Center. 
  2. Bring your pets to the Animal Care and Adoption Center (GK Village Clemente St. Lupang Pangako, Barangay Payatas) at the given time of Spay and Neuter. Make sure that your pet do not eat any food for 10 to 12 hours before the Spay and Neuter.
  3. Wait until the spay and neuter of your pet is done.

PROCESS FOR THE SPAY AND NEUTER IN BARANGAY BASED

  1. Check the Facebook page of the Quezon City Veterinary Department for the spay and neuter schedule. Download and fill out the registration form downloadable in the Facebook Page.

www.facebook.com/QCVDgovph

  1. Wait for the confirmation of the date, day and time for you to go to the Barangay
  2. Bring your pets at given time of Spay and Neuter. Make sure the pets do not eat any food for 10 to 12 hours before the Spay and Neuter.
  3. Wait until the spay and neuter of your pet is done.

Adoption of Dog and Cat

This service is for the adoption of rescued and surrendered tamed animal (dog and cat) which were not redeemed within 3 days.

Requirements

  1. 1 Valid ID which indicates that you are a resident of Quezon City (preferably QCitizen ID)
  2. Downloaded Adoption form from www.facebook.com/qcanimalcareandadoptioncenter

PROCESS

  1. Check the Facebook page of the Animal Care and Adoption Center for registration of adoption.

 www.facebook.com/qcanimalcareandadoptioncenter

  1. Choose the dog or cat to be adopted based on the pictures and videos on Facebook Page.
  2. Fill out the adoption form in the Facebook Page and download the filled-out form.
  3. Wait for approval and confirmation of the date, day and time for you to go to Quezon City Veterinary Department (6th floor, Civic A Building, Quezon City Hall).
  4. Go to the Quezon City Veterinary Department to submit the downloaded form of adoption and get the gate pass.
  5. Pay for the amount of 500 per animal in City Treasurer’s Office.
  6. Proceed to the Animal Care and Adoption Center (GK Village Clemente St. Lupang Pangako, Barangay Payatas) and give a photocopy of your Valid ID and Gate Pass.
  7. Claim your adopted pet in the Adoption Center. 

Redemption of Impounded Animal

The rescued pet within Quezon City may be redeemed within three ( 3 ) working days.

Requirements

  1. Proof of Vaccination of animals ( Vaccination Card )
  2. Valid ID (preferably QCitizen ID)
  3. 1 Picture of the pet   

PROCESS

  1. Go to Quezon City Veterinary Department ( 6/F, Civic A Building, Quezon City Hall Compound, Diliman, Quezon City ) to get your gate pass.
  2. Identify the animal to be redeemed to the Quezon Veterinary Department.
  3. After identifying your pet animal, please pay the fine amounting to P500.00 per day at the City Treasurer’s Office.
  4. Please proceed to the City Pound ( Lupang Pangako, Phase 1, Bgy. Payatas, Quezon City) and surrender the gate pass to the guard.
  5. Redeem your pet at the City Pound.

Shipping Permit for Pet Animal

Transport of animals from Quezon City to any point of this country requires a shipping permit which can be obtained from the City Veterinary Department.

Requirements

  1. Veterinary Health Certificate Form available at the Frontdesk of the City Veterinary Department.
  2. One ( 1 ) photocopy of Valid ID attesting that you are a resident of Quezon City. ( Preferably QCitizen ID )
  3. Original Vaccination Card.

REMINDER:

The pet animal must be vaccinated with one ( 1 ) year validity.

PROCESS:

1. Fill out and submit the Veterinary Health Certificate Form at the Frontdesk of the Quezon  City Veterinary Department.

2. Pay the amount of P50.00 per pet at the City Treasurer’s Office.

3. Get your Veterinary Health Certificate.

How to Get License for Meat Handlers ID

Requirements

For New Applicants

  • A fully-accomplished Meat Handlers ID form
  • 2pcs 1×1 ID Picture

For Renewal Applicants

  • A fully-accomplished Meat Handlers ID form
  • Old meat handlers ID
  • 2pcs 1×1 ID Picture

Steps:

  1. Submit Meat Handlers ID application form to the receiving clerk
  2. Verification of Requirements
  3. Pay Meat Handlers ID Fee of P200.00
  4. Attend Meat Handlers and Butcher’s Seminar
  5. Claim your Meat Handlers ID

How to Apply for Veterinary Clearance

Requirements

For New Applicants

  • A fully-accomplished Veterinary Clearance Form
  •  Inspection Report Submitted by the Meat Inspector

For Renewal Applicants

  • A fully-accomplished Veterinary Clearance Form
  • Old Veterinary Clearance
  • Inspection Report Submitted by the Meat Inspector

Steps:

  1. Submit Veterinary Clearance application form to the receiving clerk
  2. Verification of requirements
  3. Pay Veterinary Clearance Fee of P200.00
  4. Claim your Veterinary Clearance

How to Get Sticker for Meat Transport Vehicle

Requirements

  1. A fully-accomplished Meat Transport Vehicle form.
  2. LTO Registration
  3. Picture of Vehicle (Front, Back Side, Inside)

Steps:

  1. Submit Meat Transport Vehicle application form to the receiving clerk
  2. Verification of requirements
  3. Pay Meat Transport Vehicle Fee of P500.00
  4. Claim your Meat Transport Vehicle Sticker

Department Directory


Ana Maria V. Cabel, DVM, MPA, MDMG
Department Head, City Veterinarian
8988-4242 loc. 8036
[email protected]

Divisions/ Sections

DivisionsOfficer NameOffice AddressContact Information
Administrative DivisionLutgardo B. Albat
Administrative Officer III
Officer-in-Charge
6th Floor Quezon City Hall Civic Center Building A, Mayaman Street, Diliman, Quezon City8988-4242 loc. 8036
[email protected]
Animal Care and Disease Control DivisionMelba Q. Albay, DVM
Veterinarian IV
Officer-in-Charge
6th Floor Quezon City Hall Civic Center Building A, Mayaman Street, Diliman, Quezon City8988-4242 loc. 8036
[email protected]
City Pound DivisionEsmeralda L. Encarnado, DVM, MPA
Veterinarian V
Division Chief
6th Floor Quezon City Hall Civic Center Building A, Mayaman Street, Diliman, Quezon City8988-4242 loc. 8036
[email protected]
Food Hygiene and Regulatory DivisionHenry A. Barbero, DVM
Veterinarian V
Division Chief
6th Floor Quezon City Hall Civic Center Building A, Mayaman Street, Diliman, Quezon City8988-4242 loc. 8036
[email protected]

Spotlight  


Rabies Awareness Month

March is Rabies Awareness Month, it strengthens public awareness on the prevention, control, and management of rabies.

World Rabies Day

September 28 is World Rabies Day, a global day of action and awareness for rabies prevention. It is an opportunity to unit as a community and for individuals, NGO’s and Governments to connect and share their work.

No More Piggeries or Poultry Farms in the City

Quezon City has prohibited pig and poultry raising in a bid to protect QCitizens from various public health issues. Through City Ordinance 2990-2020, no piggery or poultry farms for the purposes of food or meat production should be allowed within the territorial jurisdiction of the City.
According to City Veterinary Department Head Dr. Ana Marie Cabel, aside from operating in an urban area, backyard piggeries and poultry also violate various environmental and sanitation guidelines, while tending to pollute tributaries and riverways.

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CVD CITIZEN'S CHARTER 2022

Last updated on April 11th, 2022