New Jersey Area Office
Dr. Michael Kornreich
APHIS Assistant District Director
New Jersey has a rich agricultural heritage. Known as the “Garden State”, New Jersey is home to some of the most beautiful farmland and hard working producers in the region.
In addition to traditional dairy, poultry, swine and small ruminant farms, producers engage in many forms of “non-traditional” agriculture.
New Jersey’s horse industry supports thousands of jobs and is a major source of tourism, generating substantial revenue for the Garden State. Our many horse farms account for thousands of acres of open space.
New Jersey is strategically located in one of the nation’s largest upscale consumer seafood markets. For over 300 years, commercial seafood harvested in New Jersey has helped supply those markets. As the demand for quality seafood has continued to grow, aquaculture has helped supplement the wild harvest. There are over 150 licensed aquaculture farmers in the Garden State.
Every day, imported animals and animal products from all over the world, enter the United States through New Jersey’s airports and seaports. The Port of Newark-Elizabeth is the third largest container port in the United States. The monitoring of these animals and products by USDA is essential to protect the health of our nation’s livestock and crops.
A growing and diverse urban population creates unique challenges for safeguarding agriculture in New Jersey and the nation. USDA APHIS Veterinary Services in New Jersey and the State Division of Animal Health, work cooperatively to protect animal health and to insure that New Jersey will continue to be known as the “Garden State”.
Service Area: New Jersey
Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm local time
Hours for Health Certificate Endorsement:
Monday - Friday 9:00am – 3:00pm (appointment required)
Office Email: VSNJ@aphis.usda.gov
Main: (609) 259-5260
Fax: (609) 259-2477
Main: (609) 259-5261
Fax: (609) 259-2477
USDA, APHIS, VS
Mercer Corporate Park
320 Corporate Blvd.
Robbinsville, NJ 08691-1598
The Port of Salem
The Port of Elizabeth
Newark International Airport
NJ Animal Agriculture Related Links*:
State Veterinarian: http://www.state.nj.us/agriculture/divisions/ah/ *
NJ Department of Agriculture: http://www.state.nj.us/agriculture/ *
Electronic fillable APHIS Form 7001: Fillable APHIS Form 7001 (pdf 429kb)
* Links are not official USDA websites, USDA does not have control over content on the external pages.