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654 Munoz Rivera Avenue
Hato Rey, 00918
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(787) 766-6050

Puerto Rico/US Virgin Islands District Office

Veterinary Services

Dr. Fred V. Soltero

APHIS Assistant District Director

Puerto Rico's mission is to protect animal and public health. Our safeguarding activities include monitoring and surveillance for domestic animal diseases. Our safeguarding activities include educating Puerto Rico's and United States Virgin Islands' citizens about animal health issues which stimulate and strengthen our objectives through partnering. We also investigate and respond to emerging and foreign animal diseases, which contribute to the protection of the national animal herd, as well as enhance the marketability of our animals and products for export with our international trading partners.

About Us

 Service Area: Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm local time

Hours for Health Certificate Endorsement:
Monday - Friday 9:00am – 3:00pm (appointment required)

Office Email: VSPR@aphis.usda.gov

Telephone Numbers:

Main Phone: (787) 766-6050 Fax (787) 766-5159

Mailing Address:


654 Muñoz Rivera Avenue
Suite 700
Hato Rey, PR 00918


Luis Muñoz Marín International Airrpot, Carolina, PR (SJU)
Rafael Hernández International Airport, Aguadilla, PR (BQN)
Henry E. Rohlsen International Airport, St. Croix, USVI (STX)
Cyril E King International Airport, St. Thomas, USVI

San Juan Maritime Port, San Juan, PR
Mayagüez Maritime Port, Mayagüez, PR
St. Croix Maritime Port, St. Croix, USVI

St. Thomas Maritime Port, St. Thomas, USVI

PR Animal Agriculture Related Links*:

State Veterinarian:

PR: Dr. Alejandro Pérez, Puerto Rico Department of Agriculture
e-mail: aperez@da.gobierno.pr

USVI: Dr. Bethany Bradford, Veterinary in Charge, USVI Department of Agriculture
e-mail: beanbradford@yahoo.com

PR Department of Agriculture: http://www.agricultura.gobierno.pr/ * (in Spanish)

* Links are not official USDA websites, USDA does not have control over content on the external pages.


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