Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

  • Overview

The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) ensures animal and plant health before they end up on the dinner table. Part of the Department of Agriculture (USDA), APHIS is responsible for administering the Animal Welfare Act and coordinating wildlife damage management. Its programs include animal care, animal and animal product import/export monitoring, biotechnology regulation, and pest and disease control and quarantine for plant protection. APHIS's protection functions have expanded in recent years to include responding to other countries' animal and plant health import requirements, as well as negotiating science-based standards that ensure US agricultural exports.

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Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service


4700 River Rd Unit 54
Riverdale, MD 20737-1232
Phone: 1 (301) 734-3840
www.aphis.usda.gov

STATS


  • Employer Type: Government Agency
  • Associate Administrator and COO: Kevin Shea
  • Administrator: Cindy Smith
  • Deputy Administrator, Policy and Program Development: Christine Zakarka

Major Office Locations

  • Riverdale, MD

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