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920 Main Campus Drive Suite 200
Raleigh, 27606
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(919) 855-7700


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North Carolina Area Office

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Veterinary Services

Dr. Barry Meade

APHIS Area Veterinarian-In-Charge

North Carolina’s agricultural industry is one of the most diverse and unique in the United States. From the Great Smoky Mountains to the beautiful Carolina beaches, over 50,000 farmers contribute more than 80 different commodities to the nation’s economy. North Carolina produces the largest pig crop in the nation and the second largest number of turkeys. Other significant animal industries in North Carolina include: broiler chickens, eggs, dairy products, cattle, and meat goats.

Service Area: North Carolina and West Virginia

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Eastern

Hours for Health Certificate Endorsement:
Monday - Friday 10:00 am – 3:00 pm (appointment required)

Office Email: VSNC@aphis.usda.gov

Telephone Numbers:

Main Phone: (919) 855-7700
Fax: (919) 855-7720
Export Document Examiner: (919) 855-7701

Veterinary Accreditation: (919) 855-7705
Emergency Preparedness: Area Emergency Coordinator (804) 343-2562
Epidemiology: (919) 855-7712

Physical and Mailing Address:


Suite 200
920 Main Campus Drive
Raleigh, NC 27606-5210

Core Orientation Held in North Carolina
Date: January 2015
Location: NC State University, McKimmon Conference and Training Center
1101 Gorman Street, Raleigh, NC 27606
Note: Registration is required
Contact: Jeffery Denton
Email: jeffery.t.denton@aphis.usda.gov

Phone: 919-855-7705

Core Orientation Held in West Virginia:
Date: TBD – some orientations take place the same day the veterinarians would test for State license – anyone who tests in WV also gets oriented.
Location: TBD
Contact: Jeffery Denton
Email: jeffery.t.denton@aphis.usda.gov

Phone: 919-855-7705



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NC Animal Agriculture Related Links*:

NC Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services: http://www.ncagr.gov/ *

NCDA & CS Veterinary Division: http://www.ncagr.gov/vet/ *

NCDA & CS Emergency Programs: http://www.ncagr.gov/oep/ *

NC Farm ID: http://www.ncagr.gov/ncfarmid/ *

Scrapie Program: /animal_health/animal_diseases/scrapie/*

National Institute of Animal Agriculture Scrapie: http://www.animalagriculture.org/scrapie/Scrapie.htm *

NC Import/Export Requirements for Domestic Dogs, Cats and Ferrets: http://epi.publichealth.nc.gov/cd/diseases/importexport.html *

NC Department of Public Health: http://publichealth.nc.gov/ *

NC Veterinary Public Health: http://epi.publichealth.nc.gov/cd/diseases/rabies.html *

VSNC Scrapie ID Form: Scrapie ID Form NC (pdf 614kb)


WV Animal Agriculture Related Links*:

WV State Veterinarian: http://www.wvagriculture.org/Division_Webpages/animal_health.html *

WV Department of Agriculture: http://www.wvagriculture.org/ *

WV Division of Natural Resources: http://www.wvdnr.gov *


* Links are not official USDA websites, USDA does not have control over content on the external pages.



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