Professional Development Training

Professional Development Training

Upcoming Events          

  • EMRS for IMT Logistics and Resource Unit Personnel
    February 27 - March 1, 2018
    Fort Collins, CO

  • Animal Health 101 - Florida
    March 7 - 8, 2018
    Gainesville, FL

  • Animal Health 101 - Maryland
    March 13 - 14, 2018
    Riverdale, MD

  • Area Foreign Animal Disease Diagnostician Response Training (FADDRT) - District 4
    March 13 - 14, 2018
    Denton, TX

  • VSCP: Communication and Managing Up
    March 13 - 15, 2018
    Fort Collins, CO

  • Field Inspection Training - District 6
    March 13 - 15, 2018
    Fresno, CA

  • Bovine Tuberculosis Eradication Program Training - District 5
    March 20 - 22, 2018
    Manhattan, KS

  • EMRS for Documention and Record Management
    March 20 - 22, 2018
    Raleigh, NC

  • Industry Training for Inspectors of Export Facilities
    March 20 - 22, 2018
    Bowling Green, KY

  • Contagious Equine Metritis and Import Field Activities
    March 28 - 29, 2018
    Warrenton, VA

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

VS Training and Exercise Program (VS TEP)

Veterinary Services Careers Program (VSCP)
The VSCP is designed to provide a support system for new employees to ensure a smooth transition into Federal service. The program can maximize developmental opportunities so participants are ready to meet the challenges of public veterinary health in our fast-paced society. The VSCP is being expanded to include additional professions beyond the veterinary field.

Smith Kilborne Program 
This program is designed to acquaint veterinary students with various foreign animal diseases which potentially threaten our domestic animal population.

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 Collaboration Services (SCS), 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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