The National Veterinary Accreditation Program (NVAP) gives accredited veterinarians (AVs) opportunities to assist USDA in carrying out programs designed to safeguard public and animal health.
The most important benefits to the AV include
…only AVs can prepare Certificates of Veterinary Inspection (CVIs) or "health papers", in most cases, so animals can move across state or international borders to participate, for example, in fairs and shows.
…only AVs may perform testing for government program diseases, such as brucellosis and tuberculosis. Becoming accredited allows you to do these tests and other disease control work for USDA.
…in some states, only AVs can give rabies vaccines; and
…in the United States, AVs provide the front line in defending our country from emerging and foreign animal diseases.
Still have questions?
For import/export questions, contact your National Import Export Service Center.