USDA Veterinary Accreditation February 4, 2010
Requirements to Apply for Initial Veterinary Accreditation Before July 1, 2011
Complete the Core Orientation Program.
Complete a State-specific orientation if required by the Area Veterinarian in Charge (AVIC) in cooperation with the State Animal Health Official (SAHO).
Graduate with a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or equivalent degree from a College of Veterinary Medicine.
Be licensed or legally able to practice veterinary medicine in one State (in which you are applying).
Submit a completed VS Form 1-36A to the Area Office of the State in which the applicant wants to become authorized to perform accredited duties. Please read the instructions thoroughly before completing this form. This form is available by calling the Area Office, the NVAP Staff in Riverdale, MD or though this website(usda.gov). By completing the application, the veterinarian is certifying that he/she is able to perform the tasks associated with the Category selected. These tasks can be found in the regulations under 9 CFR 161.1(g).
The AVIC and SAHO will review and evaluate the application. If the application is approved, an accreditation letter will be sent authorizing the veterinarian to perform accreditation work in that State.
(NOTE: The veterinarian may not perform any accreditation duties until written approval by the AVIC is received)