Pennsylvania District Office
Dr. Michael Kornreich
APHIS Assistant District Director
Agriculture is big in Pennsylvania. As the leading economic industry, agriculture generates $4.8 billion in cash receipts and an additional $45 billion in related agricultural economic activity for the commonwealth. Known as a worldwide leader in supplying agricultural products of the highest quality, Pennsylvania has much to offer. The state’s agriculture industry is extremely diverse. Some of Pennsylvania’s top economic enterprises include dairy; cattle and calves; greenhouse and nursery products; poultry and eggs; mushrooms and hogs. Pennsylvania is taking great strides to promote and protect human and animal health. Regulatory and research programs are put in place to enhance disease prevention and tackle food safety concerns, providing for a safer, more abundant food supply and maintaining the state’s tradition of agricultural excellence.
Service Area: Pennsylvania
Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm local time
Hours for Health Certificate Endorsement:
Monday - Friday 9:00 am – 11:00 am and 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm (appointment required)
Export Phone: (717) 540-2770
Export Fax: (717) 782-3809
Office Email: VSPA@aphis.usda.gov
Main Phone: (717) 540-2777
Fax: (717) 782-4098
USDA, APHIS, VS
2300 Vartan Way Suite 250
Harrisburg, PA 17110-9794
National Veterinary Accreditation Program (NVAP) Orientation Seminars Held in Pennsylvania
Date: February 8, 2016, April 5, 2016, June 23, 2016, September 19, 2016 and November 17, 2016
Location: Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Building
Location: University of Pennsylvania (Cat 1 ONLY)
Location: New Bolton Center in Kennett Square
Location: University of Pennsylvania (Vet Students ONLY)
Note: Core Orientation sessions may be held up to 6 times per year
Contact: Bridget Griggs Urrutia
Phone: (717) 651-3786
Note: You will need a copy of your Initial Accreditation Training (IAT) completion certificate for admittance to the session.
Please visit the National Veterinary Accreditation Program (NVAP) site for more information on how to become accredited in Pennsylvania.
PA Animal Agriculture Related Links*:
State Veterinarian: http://www.agriculture.state.pa.us/agriculture/cwp/view.asp?a=3&q=127109 *
PA Department of Agriculture: http://www.agriculture.state.pa.us/ *
Rules for importing domestic animals into PA: http://www.agriculture.state.pa.us/agriculture/lib/agriculture/animalhealthfiles/ImportRules&Regs10-15-08.pdf *
* Links are not official USDA websites, USDA does not have control over content on the external pages.