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Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
[REPEALED] Health Requirements Governing the Admission of Livestock, Poultry, Companion Animals, and Other Animals or Birds Into Virginia [2 VAC 5 ‑ 140]
Guidance Documents
Chapter Information
Description A regulation that establishes the health certification and testing requirements for certain animals and birds entering Virginia from other states.
State Authority Sections 3.2-6001 , 3.2-6002 and 3.2-6004 of the Code of Virginia
Federal Authority None entered
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation 1. The protection of the public’s health, safety, and welfare with the least possible cost and intrusiveness to the citizens and businesses of the Commonwealth.

2. The prevention of the introduction of contagious and infectious diseases into animal populations in the Commonwealth by:

- Establishing disease-testing requirements that animals must meet before they enter the state, and

- Establishing a monitoring system of official certificates (Certificates of Veterinary Inspection) issued by other states and countries of the origin and health status of any animal brought into Virginia.
Meetings See all meetings (5) relating to this chapter.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Dr. Dan Kovich  / Staff Veterinarian/Animal Care and Health Policy
Address: P. O. Box 1163
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)786-2483    FAX: (804)371-2380    TDD: (800)828-1120
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status

Withdrawn Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Update admissions requirements for animals
Health Requirements Proposed Stage withdrawn on 09/24/2004 before the Secretary's office completed its review.

Periodic Reviews
Last Activity Status
11/27/2007 Completed Retain As Is
11/27/2007 Completed Retain As Is
4/10/2000 Completed Amend