Accreditation Renewal

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has announced that its National Veterinary Accreditation Program (NVAP) will begin the veterinary accreditation renewal process this summer for some accredited veterinarians. See

Veterinarians whose accreditation renewal dates (ARD) are in January 2013 will begin receiving email reminders of their upcoming ARD in July 2012. Visit the NVAP Web site at for additional program information. You may also send written inquiries regarding accreditation to

All accredited veterinarians must ensure that their contact information on file is up-to-date. If your contact information has changed, please submit VS Form 1-36A to the Area Office which oversees the state where you practice. The form, a directory of Area Offices, and more useful information may be found at accred_vets.shtml.