National Preparedness and Incident Coordination Center (NPIC)
As leaders in animal health emergency management, we develop strategies and policies for effective incident management and help to coordinate incident response. As a liaison to outside emergency management groups, we ensure that Veterinary Services (VS) emergency management policies, strategies, and responses are consistent with national and international standards.
NPIC includes the following:
NPIC works closely with other Surveillance, Preparedness, and Response Services (SPRS) Centers, including the SPRS Logistics Center, One Health Coordination Center, Animal Health Commodity Centers (Cattle; Avian, Swine & Aquatic; Sheep, Goat, Cervid & Equine), and the 6 Districts which are responsible for field operations across the United States.
Preparedness and Incident Coordination
PIC does the following:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
National Preparedness and Incident Coordination
4700 River Road, Unit 41
Riverdale, MD 20737
301-851-3595 (main number)
Emergency ONLY: 800-940-6524
Authorities Relating to Animal Health, Foreign Animal Diseases, and Emergency Management
Animal Disease Information