Animal Health Contacts

Last Modified: April 18, 2024

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District Offices (by State)

Contact the APHIS Veterinary Services office in your State to report sick or dead livestock or poultry. Our experts are also available for questions about veterinary accreditation, livestock and poultry health and diseases, and preparing livestock or poultry to participate in 4-H or the fair.

Center for Informatics

Contact our Center for Informatics if you have questions about data collection in APHIS Veterinary Services.

Center for Informatics

Center for Epidemiology and Animal Health

The Center for Epidemiology and Animal Health is a world-renowned science center within APHIS Veterinary Services. Contact our experts for information about surveillance, risk assessment, epidemiologic modeling, our collaboration with the World Organisation for Animal Health, and more.

Center for Epidemiology and Animal Health

Farm Bill

APHIS distributes millions of dollars each year to support projects that help protect U.S. agriculture. Contact our Farm Bill program director for questions about these projects, current funding opportunities, and how to apply.

Julie Wallin

Program Director

National Preparedness and Incident Coordination Center

Emergency management personnel, livestock or poultry producers, and others may contact the National Preparedness and Incident Coordination Center for a wide range of questions. The Center's staff can advise on emergency response guidelines, the Foreign Animal Disease Preparedness and Response Plan, the Veterinary Services Training and Exercise Program, and more.

Jon Zack


For emergencies only:


National Animal Disease Traceability and Veterinary Accreditation Center

Livestock producers, industry representatives, veterinarians, State officials, and others may contact the National Animal Disease Traceability and Veterinary Accreditation Center for guidance on several topics. The Center's staff can help confirm or locate a State or accredited veterinarian, find a Veterinary Services district office, or answer questions about approved animal identification devices.

For questions about animal disease traceability, contact:

Animal Disease Traceability

For questions about veterinary accreditation, contact:

Veterinary Accreditation

Office of Interagency Coordination

Contact our Office of Interagency Coordination for questions about animal health strategies and policies to safeguard animal and public health. Our experts can also answer questions about APHIS Veterinary Services' work to promote the safe trade of agricultural commodities.

Gerald Rushin


Ruminant Health Center

Contact our Ruminant Health Center to reach a team of veterinarians and other animal health professionals with specialized expertise. We're available for questions about diseases that could affect ruminant animals (cattle, bison, sheep, goats, farmed deer), including surveillance to find diseases or other animal health incidents.

Ruminant Health Center

Center for Veterinary Biologics

The Center for Veterinary Biologics (CVB) regulates veterinary biological products that diagnose, prevent, or treat animal diseases. Manufacturers and users of these products may contact the Center for questions about regulatory requirements, inspections, or licensing or to report an adverse event related to the use of a veterinary biologic.

For CVB-related questions, including policy, evaluation, and licensing as well as inspection and compliance:

Center for Veterinary Biologics

Mailing Address:

1920 Dayton Ave.

P.O. Box 844

Ames, IA 50010

National Veterinary Services Laboratories

Veterinarians, animal health officials, laboratory personnel, and others may contact the National Veterinary Services Laboratories (NVSL) to access a nationwide animal-health diagnostic system. Our services range from single laboratory tests to comprehensive laboratory services covering many pathogens for a suspected disease outbreak. 

For NVSL-related questions:

National Veterinary Services Laboratories

National Animal Health Laboratory Network

The National Animal Health Laboratory Network (NAHLN) is a network of animal disease diagnostic laboratories that provides ongoing disease surveillance, responds quickly to disease events, communicates diagnostic outcomes to decision makers, and has the capability and capacity to meet diagnostic needs during animal disease outbreaks.

NAHLN Program Office

National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility

Once fully operational, the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility will be the first U.S. facility to provide maximum biocontainment (biosafety level-4) laboratories that can house large livestock for research and diagnostics of zoonotic diseases. APHIS will run this facility jointly with USDA's Agricultural Research Service.

National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility