The Vermont State Veterinarian and Animal Health Section veterinarians and staff are responsible for protecting Vermont's livestock herds and poultry flocks from the introduction and spread of foreign and domestic disease through a delegation of authority from the Vermont Secretary of Agriculture. The statutory authority for this responsibility can be found in 6 V.S.A. Chapter 102-Control of Contagious Livestock Diseases.
State and federal regulatory disease programs have been developed in order to implement this responsibility, and the Animal Health Section works closely with the United States Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service's Region 1 office to provide technical assistance, inspection and prudent enforcement related to these programs.
Please click on any tab on the right side of this page to learn more about individual regulatory disease programs. Contact the Vermont Agency of Agriculture's Animal Health Office for further information.