History of the U.S. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service - APHIS
Dr. John Payne of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services
The Animal Welfare Act and USDA-APHIS
APHIS National Veterinary Accreditation Program (NVAP)
International Services Plant Health Systems Analysis Course
The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is an agency of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) based in Riverdale, Maryland responsible for protecting animal health, animal welfare, and plant health. APHIS is the lead agency for collaboration with other agencies to protect U.S. agriculture from invasive pests and diseases. APHIS is the National Plant Protection Authority for the U.S. government, and the agency's head of veterinary services is Chief Veterinary Officer of the United States.