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APHIS Organization

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APHIS is made up of 6 programs, 5 management support units, and 1 office that supports government-wide initiatives. We have more than 8,000 employees stationed in 50 States, 4 Territories, and 35 countries.

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Operational Program Units

Animal Care 
Determines and promotes standards of humane care and treatment of animals through inspections and educational efforts.

Biotechnology Regulatory Services    
Protects agricultural and natural resources by ensuring safe development of genetically engineered organisms using a science-based regulatory framework.

International Services and Trade Support Team
Provides international animal and plant health expertise to safeguard American agricultural health and promote U.S. agricultural trade.

Plant Protection and Quarantine 
Safeguards agriculture and natural resources from risks associated with the entry, establishment, or spread of pests and noxious weeds.

Veterinary Services 
Protects and improves the health, quality, and marketability of our nation's animals, animal products, and veterinary biologics by preventing, controlling, and/or eliminating animal diseases, and monitoring, and promoting animal health and productivity.

Wildlife Services 
Provides leadership to resolve wildlife conflicts and create a balance allowing people and wildlife to peacefully coexist.

Management Support Units

Emergency and Regulatory Compliance Services (ERCS)
Provides leadership on all issues related to emergency preparedness and response, regulatory investigative and enforcement activities, safety initiatives, and the regulation of agricultural select agents.

Legislative and Public Affairs 
Manages communications with Congress, States, Tribes, industry stakeholders, trading partners and the media.

Marketing and Regulatory Programs Business Services 
Provides resource management and administrative services to APHIS and USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service.

Policy and Program Development 

Provides rigorous policy analysis and budgetary and regulatory development for APHIS that is consistent with the Agency's environmental stewardship goals and legal authorities. Also conducts critical programmatic evaluations and reviews to ensure programs are operating efficiently and effectively.


Office of Civil Rights, Diversity, and Inclusion 
Provides leadership, direction, and technical support to all employees and external service recipients on Civil Rights matters.

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