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1550 Irving Street, STE 100
Tumwater, 98512
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(360) 753-9430

Washington, Alaska, Oregon Distirct Office

Veterinary Services

Dr. John P. Huntley

APHIS Assistant District Director District 6

1550 Irving Street, STE 100
Tumwater, WA 98512


Phone: (360) 753-9430
Fax: (360) 753-9585

Service Area: Washington, Oregon and Alaska

Alaska is the place where we still have true pioneers. We have generations of farmers who are still clearing virgin ground for agricultural production. Characterized commonly as the land of ice and snow it is also the land of some of the most pristine food products in the world.

Washington is a major livestock producing state with a high volume of beef and dairy production as well as a leader in the field of Aquaculture. Washington is a principal gateway for exporting animals and animal products to Asia via Seattle International Airport and by way of our seaports. There is also a considerable amount of livestock shipments through our ports on the Canadian border.

Oregon Agriculture contributes more than $1.1 billion to the state's economy and represents 25.3% of the total income from all Oregon agriculture commodities. It is directly and indirectly resposible for $25B goods/services, contributing over 10% of all of the state's economic activity.

Please contact us if we can be of any assistance.

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 7:30 am - 4:00 pm local time

Hours for Certificate Endorsement: Between 8:30 am - 11:00 am (appointments required)

Frequently Asked Questions When Traveling With Your Pet Web Link:


Preparation of Animals for International Travel FY 2013 (PDF Format)

Guideline for Canadian Destination Equine Fresh Semen Exports (PDF Format)

VSPSWA@aphis.usda.gov (for Washington exports and accreditation)

VSPSOR@aphis.usda.gov (for Oregon exports and accreditation

Land Ports:

Port of Sumas
103 Cherry Street
Sumas, WA 98295
360-988-5715 Office
360-988-4301 Fax
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm

Port of Oroville
33643 Highway 97N
Oroville, WA 98844
509-476-2635 Office
509-476-4840 Fax
Hours: Monday - Friday 7:30am - 4:00pm

ALCAN Border Port
Milepost 1221 Alaska Highway
Alcan, AK 99780
Hours: NOT A STAFFED PORT OF ENTRY. USDA/APHIS Veterinarian located in Anchorage, AK (contact: 907-688-1229 or 907-745-3253). Crossing the border with livestock, horses, or birds will require special arrangements. Please call for more informa-tion.

Ocean and Airport Ports:

Port of Anchorage
P.O. Box 670590
Chugiak, AK 99567
907-688-1229 Office
907-688-1239 Fax
907-745-3253 Palmer Office
Hours: Please call for more information

Port of Seattle
360-459-0730 Office
360-923-9321 Fax
Hours: Please call for more information

Sheep and Goat Producers: Please call Toll Free 1-866-873-2824 (1-866-USDA-TAG) for information regarding the Scrapie program and free Scrapie tags.

 Accreditation Core Orientation:

Core Orientation Held in Alaska
No Core Held – Veterinarians must travel to another State for orientation

Core Orientation Held in Oregon
Date: June 2013
Location: Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
Contact: Debra Freelove
Phone: 306-753-9430

Core Orientation Held in Washington
Date: 14 November 2012
Location: Washington State University, Pullman, WA
Contact: Debra Freelove
Phone: 360-753-9430


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