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Upcoming Events          

  • Wildlife Seminar for Emergency Animal Disease Preparedness
    May 16-18, 2017
    Athens, GA

  • Classical Swine Fever Continuing Education Course
    May 16-18, 2017
    Ames, IA

  • VSCP: Orientation
    May 23-24, 2017
    Riverdale, MD

  • Smith-Kilborne
    May 30 - June 6, 2017
    Riverdale, MD

  • EMRS for Epidemiologists and Disease Reporting Officers
    June 6 - 8, 2107
    Fort Collins, CO

  • Animal Compensation - District 6
    June 6 - 9, 2017
    Corvallis, OR

  • Foreign Animal Disease Diagnostician Training - Ames
    June 12 - 16, 2017
    Ames, IA

  • Inspection of Equine Semen Export Facilities
    June 13 - 14, 2017
    Chesapeake City, MD

  • Animal Health 101
    June 13 - 14, 2017
    Fort Collins, CO

  • District Scrapie and Small Ruminants Diseases Training Course
    June 20 - 21, 2017
    Gainesville, GA

  • National Veterinary Accreditation Module Delivery Training
    June 27 29, 2017
    Columbia, SC

  • Southern Border Ports Training
    June 27 - 29, 2017
    El Paso, TX  

VS Training and Exercise Program (VS TEP)

Veterinary Services Careers Program (VSCP)
The VSCP is designed to provide a support system for new employees to ensure a smooth transition into Federal service. The program can maximize developmental opportunities so participants are ready to meet the challenges of public veterinary health in our fast-paced society. The VSCP is being expanded to include additional professions beyond the veterinary field.

Smith Kilborne Program 
This program is designed to acquaint veterinary students with various foreign animal diseases which potentially threaten our domestic animal population.

VS Information Technology (IT) Applications Training
Classroom training for the Emergency Management Response System (EMRS) and Mobile Information Management (MIM) is listed in the PDS Training Catalog. The VS Information Systems Training Network is also available to assist end users of several VS IT applications. Network Associates are experienced VS IT application users and may be available to answer questions, provide field or web-based assistance, and provide classroom training. Network Associates are currently available to assist with Emergency Management Response Services (EMRS),  Mobile Information Management (MIM), Surveillance Collaboration Services (SCS), and Veterinary Services Process Streamlining (VSPS).

Training Resources


Agriculture Learning (AgLearn) - Provides educational services for USDA federal employees, contractors, partners, and customers. For VS employees with AgLearn questions, please send an email to


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