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Upcoming Events

Program Disease Field Skills
April 28 - 30, 2020
Ames, IA 

Import/Export Training for EDEs, AHTs, & VPAs
May 5 - 7, 2020
Minneapolis, MN 

Transboundary Animal Diseases in Swine
May 5 - 7
Kansas City, MO 

Federal Select Agent Program Responsible Official Workshop
June 1 - 4, 2020
Atlanta, GA 

FADD Course - Plum Island
June 1 - 12, 2020
Plum Island, NY 

EMRS Documentation for Disease and Resource Management
June 2 - 4, 2020
Fort Collins, CO 

VS VMOCP: Orientation
June 16 - 18, 2020
Riverdale, MD

For additional information on a specific course, please use the PDS Catalog

VS Information Technology (IT) Applications Training

Classroom training for the Emergency Management Response System (EMRS) and Mobile Information Management (MIM) is listed in the PDS Training Catalog. The VS Information Systems Training Network is also available to assist end users of several VS IT applications. Network Associates are experienced VS IT application users and may be available to answer questions, provide field or web-based assistance, and provide classroom training. Network Associates are currently available to assist with Emergency Management Response Services (EMRS),  Mobile Information Management (MIM), Surveillance Data Management (SDM), and Veterinary Services Process Streamlining (VSPS).

Training Resources


Agriculture Learning (AgLearn) - Provides educational services for USDA federal employees, contractors, partners, and customers. For VS employees with AgLearn questions, please send an email to


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