Roles and Responsibilities of an Area Veterinarian in Charge

Agricultural Disaster Preparedness and Recovery October 11, 2012 Print Friendly and PDF
Veterinarian Bill Stoffregen and microbiologist
Evelyn Nystrom

An Area Veterinarian-in-Charge (AVIC) works for the Veterinary Services (VS) branch of the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) and is responsible for working with State Veterinarians to ensure animal health at the state or regional level. The AVIC is responsible for animal disease surveillance, disease eradication programs, veterinary accreditation, animal health monitoring, and endorsement of health certificates.

In the event of a reportable animal disease outbreak, the AVIC works with the State Veterinarian and other state and federal resources to contain and eradicate the disease.


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