Professional Development Training

Professional Development Training

Upcoming Events          

  • EMRS for IMT Plans and Incident Command Personnel
    April 17-19, 2018
    Ames, IA

  • One Health Training - Applied Critical Thinking
    April 17-19, 2018
    Fort Collins, CO

  • Inspection of Semen and Embryo Export Facilities
    April 17-19, 2018
    Madison, WI

  • VMOCP: Orientation
    April 17-19, 2018
    Riverdale, MD

  • Northern Border Ports Training
    April 24-26, 2018
    Minneapolis, MN

  • Inspection of Approved Establishments and BSL2/BSL3 Laboratories
    May 1-3, 2018
    Princeton, NJ

  • Program Disease Field Skills Course
    May 1-3, 2018
    Ames, IA

  • Transboundary Animal Diseases and the Swine Industry
    May 15-17, 2018
    Raleigh, NC

  • Smith-Kilborne Program
    May 29-June 5, 2018
    Riverdale, MD

For additional information on a specific course, please use the PDS Catalog

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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