In November 2013, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) reorganized its Veterinary Services program.
Under the new structure, Veterinary Services is organized into four strategically focused units:
* Surveillance, Preparedness & Response (SPRS) for animal health needs in the major animal commodity groups;
* National Import Export Services (NIES) for import and export initiatives from policy setting to inspection at ports of entry;
* Science, Technology & Analysis (STAS) building on scientific, technical and analytical foundation to support VS in meeting its mission, and
* Program Support Services (PSS) for providing key support services for Veterinary Services personnel and stakeholders.
Additional information on the newly structured Veterinary Services is available at Basics on VS’ Reorganization, which briefly describes the newly-reorganized structure with overviews of the new units, organizational charts and maps of the new districts.
Information can also be found at www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_health/index.shtml.