Newly licensed veterinarians in Missouri must attend a federally sponsored accreditation session outlining state and federal regulations regarding regulatory procedures and animal movement protocols. Upon completion, veterinarians are assigned a specific numeric and alphabetic code for use on official documents, health certificates and blood tubes used in regulatory diagnostics.

The following protocol is recommended to complete the requirements to obtain accreditation in Missouri:

  Accreditation Requirements
Step 1 Obtain Missouri license to practice veterinary medicine
Contact: Missouri Veterinary Medical Board
www.pr.mo.gov
(573) 751-0031
Step 2 Obtain federal accreditation
Contact: United States Department of Agriculture
Dr. Thomas E. Easley, DVM, Assistant Director
(573) 658-9850
Step 3 Contact: Missouri Department of Agriculture
(573) 751-3377
animal.health@mda.mo.gov