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U.S. Ports of Entry for Horses, Including Equine Semen and Embryos

Warning!

Due to the dynamic nature of security requirements and inspection personnel you *MUST* contact the port at least *3 business days prior to crossing*. Each port may have its own additional requirements - contact them for the latest information.

Check with the border port to determine if they require the importer to use an authorized customs broker.

 

Contact for Appointment

Eastport, ID

Dr. Charles Smith
P.O. Box 227
Eastport, ID 83826
email
phone: (208) 267-2396

Contact for Appointment

Houlton, ME

Dr. Patrick Coville
27 Customs Loop
Houlton, ME 04730
email
phone: (207) 532-6099

Contact for Appointment

Detroit, MI

Dr. Shawn Dunn
Deborah Bashaw
2810 West Fort Street
Detroit, MI 48216
email
phone: (313) 226-4428

Port Huron, MI

Dr. James Boucher
Rhett Hurley
2835 Wadhams Road
Kimball, MI 48074
email
phone: (810) 985-5433

Sault St. Marie, MI

Dr. Shawn Dunn
Deborah Bashaw
2810 West Fort Street
Detroit, MI 48216
email
phone: (313) 226-4428                        

Contact for Appointment

Baudette, MN

3509 Miriam Avenue, Suite B
P.O. Box 4124
Bismarck, ND 58502
email
phone: (701) 250-4210

International Falls, MN

3509 Miriam Avenue, Suite B
P.O. Box 4124
Bismarck, ND 58502
email
phone: (701) 250-4210

Contact for Appointment

Raymond/Ophiem, MT

Dr. Kenneth Lee
P.O. Box 340
Scobey, MT 59263
email
phone: (406) 487-5955

Sweetgrass, MT

Dr. James Becker
P.O. Box 131
Sweetgrass, MT 59484
email
phone: (406) 335-2142

Contact for Appointment

Dunseith, ND

Dr. Anne Scully
10924 Highway 281
Dunseith, ND 58329
email
phone: (701) 263-3364

Pembina, ND

Dr. Carla Gilbertson                  
Dr. Monica Augenstein
10980 I-29, Suite 4
Pembina, ND 58271
email
phone: (701) 825-6262

Portal, ND

Dr. Marie Meschke                   
301 West Railway Avenue, Room 175
P.O. Box 331
Portal, ND 58772
email
phone: (701) 926-4281

Contact for Appointment

Alexandria Bay, NY

Dr.Theresa Taraska
46741 US Route 81
Alexandria Bay, NY 13607-2110
email
phone: (315) 482-2601

Champlain, NY

Dr. Wayne Evans                   
217 West Service Road
Champlain, NY 12919
email
phone: (518) 298-2191

Buffalo/Niagara Falls, NY

Dr. Farooq Hashmi
3905 Witmer Road
Niagara Falls, NY 14305
email
phone: (716) 297-0240

Contact for Appointment

Derby Line, VT

Dr. Wayne Evans
84 Main Street
Derby Line, VT 05830
email
phone: (802) 766-4523

Highgate Springs, VT

Dr. Wayne Evans
480 Welcome Center Rd
Highgate Springs, VT 05460
email
phone: (802) 868-2556

Contact for Appointment

Oroville, WA

Dr. Sally Highet
33643 Highway 97
Oroville, WA 98844
email
phone: (509) 476-2635

Sumas, WA

Dr. Paul Kohrs
P.O. Box 1049
Sumas, WA 98295-1049
email
phone: (360) 988-5715                

With the exception of Del Rio, APHIS Veterinary Services (VS) port veterinarians will inspect horses on the Mexican side of each port. Make a reservation for quarantine space at least 3 days in advance of arrival at the border port.

Contact for Appointment

Dr. Pete Litynski
1 Pan American Ave, Bldg 611, Rm 1132
Douglas, AZ 85607
Pete.Litynski@usda.gov
Cell Phone: (208) 217-4814
Office phone: (520) 364-5681

Gary Racel
1 Pan American Ave, Bldg 611, Rm 1132
Douglas, AZ 85607
Gary.E.Racel@usda.gov
Cell Phone: (520) 971-5379
Office phone: (520) 364-5681

Contact for Appointment

Dr. Gustavo Soberano
Arizona Highway 195 & Commercial Port of Entry
San Luis, AZ 85349
Gustavo.A.Soberano@usda.gov
Cell Phone: (225) 571-2181
Office phone: (512) 383-2444

Contact for Appointment

Dr. Tanesha Wilkins
200 North Mariposa Road
Room B617
Nogales, AZ 85621
Tanesha.Wilkins@usda.gov
Cell Phone: (512) 627-7229
Office phone: (520) 287-4172

Edwin Maldonado
200 North Mariposa Road
Room B617
Nogales, AZ 85621
Edwin.Maldonado@usda.gov
Cell Phone: (505) 589-6431
Office phone: (520) 287-4173

Contact for Appointment

Dr. Sean McCartney
8980 South West Plata Ave.
Columbus, N.M. 88029
Sean.P.McCartney@usda.gov
Cell Phone: (575) 640-9567

Jorge Aguirre
8980 South West Plata Ave.
Columbus, N.M. 88029
Jorge.A.Aguirre@usda.gov
Phone: (505) 228-8331

Contact for Appointment

Dr. Walter Howe
100 Frontera Blvd.
Santa Teresa, N.M. 88008
Walter.F.Howe@usda.gov
Cell Phone: (915) 588-7416
Office phone: (575) 589-6150

Albert Mireles
100 Frontera Blvd.
Santa Teresa, N.M. 880088
Albert.mireles@usda.gov
Cell Phone: (512) 230-2434
Office phone: (575) 589-6150

Contact for Appointment

Dr. Nianet Carrasquillo
8510 Mines Road
Laredo, TX 78045
Nianet.M.Carrasquillo@usda.gov
Cell Phone: (830) 461-3658
Office phone: (952) 231-5260

Roberto Adams
8510 Mines Road
Laredo, TX 78045
Roberto.M.Adams@usda.gov
Cell Phone: (956) 693-7482
Office phone: (956) 231-5260

Contact for Appointment

Dr. Gustavo Soberano
1600 West Bridge Road
Presidio, TX 79845
Gustavo.A.Soberano@usda.gov
Cell Phone: (225) 571-2181
Office phone: (512) 383-2444

Hector Morales
1600 West Bridge Road
Presidio, TX 79845
Hector.Morales@usda.gov
Phone: (432) 295-0246

Del Rio inspects on the US side. Horses crossing at this border port will require a permit from NIES.

Contact for Appointment

Dr. LaJoya Wilburn
1582 Clenegas Road
Del Rio, TX 78840
LaJoya.A.Wilburn@usda.gov
Cell Phone: (830) 313-8635
Office phone: (830) 775-2940

Gillis Gurley
1582 Clenegas Road
Del Rio, TX 78840
Robert.G.Gurley@usda.gov
Cell Phone: (830) 308-9354
Office phone: (830) 775-2940

Ports that APHIS maintains oversight for physical inspections, cleaning and disinfection of containers.

Transit Only

Private Quarantine

Chicago Import Quarantine
Arlington Park Racetrack
2200 Euclid Avenue
Arlington Heights, IL 60006
info@ciqord.com
phone: (847) 385-7609
fax: (847) 385-7606

Contacts
Matt Haug (630) 715-0326
Jim Bladed (708) 610-5542

Private Quarantine

Jet Pets, Inc.
9111 Falmouth Avenue
Playa del Rey, CA 90293
jpequine@jetpets.com
phone: (310) 823-8901
fax: (310) 305-8297

Federal Quarantine

Miami Animal Import Center (MAIC)
6300 NW 36th St
Miami, FL 33122
phone: (305) 876-2200
fax: (305) 876-2201

Private Quarantine

Animal Import Centers, LLC
Jose Alessandrini
5400 N.W. 75th Avenue
Miami, FL 33166
tony@thebasfarm.com
Thebas Farm
12401 S.W. 51 ST.
Miami, FL 33175
phone: (786) 412-0217

Federal Quarantine

New York Animal Import Center (NYAIC)
474 International Blvd
Rock Tavern, NY 12575
phone: (845) 838-5500
fax: (845) 838-5516

Private Quarantine

ARK Import Export Center, LLC/ The ARK at JFK
JFK International Airport
78A North Boundary Road
Jamaica, NY 11430
info@arkjfk.com
phone: (212) 328-9132
www.arkjfk.com

Private Quarantine

Hacienda Siesta Alegre
Road 186, KM 23.9, El Verde
Rio Grande, Puerto Rico 00745
siestaalegre@gmail.com
phone: (787) 397-8118
fax: (352) 425-2872

Contacts
Greg Jackson
greg@horseair.com

Transit Only

 

Ports listed have APHIS oversight for physical inspections and cleaning and disinfection of containers.

  • Atlanta, GA
  • Houston, TX
  • Los Angeles, CA (LAX)
  • Memphis, TN
  • Miami, FL
  • Newark, NJ
  • New York: JFK
  • San Francisco, CA

 

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