USDA accredited veterinarians are vital to protecting, regulating and promoting animal health, as well as public health.
To become a USDA accredited veterinarian in Michigan, you must follow these three steps:
Become licensed to practice veterinary medicine in Michigan.
Contact the USDA District Office in Michigan at 517-337-4700.
Complete and submit VS Form 1-36A to USDA APHIS VS Michigan District Office.
USDA accreditation must be renewed every three years.
Note: Accreditation does not transfer between states. You must become accredited in all states you plan on working.
In Michigan, only USDA accredited veterinarians can:
Administer canine rabies vaccines or directly supervise licensed veterinary technicians administering canine rabies vaccines, for the purposes of dog licensing.
Issue certificates of veterinary inspection (i.e. health certificates).
Conduct bovine tuberculosis testing for cattle and deer.
Perform equine infectious anemia testing in horses.