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Equine Interstate Event Permit

The Equine Interstate Event Permit allows horse owners traveling out of state with their animals for horse shows and festivals to obtain a permit equivalent to a health certificate, but valid for six months. Virginia horses may travel in, to and through the following states with a current Equine Interstate Event Permit: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.

Virginia horse owners interested in obtaining an Equine Interstate Event Permit will need to see their normal large animal veterinarian in order to submit the application. Applications must include a current Coggins certificate and a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection. Horses will need to be identified by a microchip or a set of three current digital photographs submitted with the application. A permit may be issued by the VDACS Office of Veterinary Services or by Global Vet Link for veterinarians who elect to utilize that service.


Submit Application

The completed application, Certificate of Veterinary Inspection, Coggins certificate and photos (if used for identification) should be submitted to or mailed to:

Office of Veterinary Services
102 Governor Street
Richmond, VA 23219

If you have questions, please contact the Office of Veterinary Services. If you are planning to import horses into Virginia, please refer to the Virginia admissions requirements for horses.

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