South Carolina’s mission is to safeguard animal and public health. Our safeguarding activities include monitoring and surveillance for domestic animal diseases; additionally, safeguarding includes educating South Carolina’s citizens about animal health issues which fosters the strengthening of our objectives through partnering. We also investigate and respond to emerging and foreign animal diseases, which contributes to protection of the national animal herd, as well as enhances the marketability of our animals and products for export with our international trading partners.
Service Area: South Carolina
Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm local time
Hours for Health Certificate Endorsement:
Monday - Thursday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm (appointment required)
Friday 8:30 am – 12:00 pm (appointment required)
The South Carolina Area Office now has European Union pet health certificates available for use in a fillable PDF format. Please contact us for additional information.
Office Email: VSSC@aphis.usda.gov
Office Telephone: 803-462-2910
Office Fax: 803-788-2102
9600 Two Notch Rd.
Columbia, SC 29223
Core Orientation in South Carolina:
Date: Orientations are conducted several times during the year, on an as needed basis; SC does not have a veterinary college
Location: South Carolina Area Office
Contact: Margie L. Entzminger
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SC Animal Agriculture Related Links*:
State Veterinarian: http://www.clemson.edu/LPH/ *
SC Department of Agriculture: http://www.state.sc.us/scda/ *
SC Department of Natural Resources: http://www.dnr.sc.gov/ *
* Links are not official USDA websites, USDA does not have control over content on the external pages.