In order to conduct regulatory work, such as official tuberculosis testing and signing certificates of veterinary inspection, veterinarians must also be accredited by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Before being accredited, you must complete an accreditation seminar in the state where you practice. You may also need certifications specific to the state where you practice.
The Wisconsin office for the USDA-Veterinary Services and the Division of Animal Health with the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) offer this seminar twice a year - an evening session at the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine and a later session, usually at DATCP’s Madison headquarters. The additional certification training may be online or in-person.
First-time attendees: If you are a veterinarian and this is your first time being accredited in any state, please contact Valencia Watts to make sure you have the correct documentation in order to attend (proof of initial accreditation training). If you do not have the required work done prior, you will not be permitted to attend.
All other forms will be provided (orientation sheet/VS 1-36a application).