Animals play many valuable roles in our lives. The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) is responsible for the Commonwealth’s animal control, care and welfare mandates, as well as animal disease control, prevention and diagnostics. VDACS provides inspection and grading services to ensure the production of a safe, unadulterated, wholesome and accurately labeled food supply. The agency protects the health of Virginia’s animal populations through animal identification, admissions and traceability programs.
The Office of Animal Care manages VDACS’ animal care mandates.
Regulations governing the entry of animals into Virginia.
Programs, resources and updates regarding animal disease control and prevention efforts.
Information on Virginia’s animal ID program and disease traceability.
VDACS’ animal health laboratory system provides regulatory and diagnostic testing.
VDACS’ livestock marketing program brings industry buyers and sellers together.
The Office of Meat and Poultry Services administers inspection laws and regulations.
This program administers VDACS’ poultry and egg inspection and grading program.
The Office of Veterinary Services is responsible for the state’s animal disease control and prevention efforts.
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