NVAP renewal deadline set for Oct. 1

Veterinarians will have until Oct. 1 to renew their accreditation with the National Veterinary Accreditation Program (NVAP).

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced earlier this year that currently accredited veterinarians may continue to perform accredited duties "until further notice." On Aug. 23, APHIS said that it is almost finished processing the participation elections of the more than 50,000 currently accredited veterinarians. That fact has allowed the agency to specify the Oct. 1 deadline for accreditation renewal.

The deadline means that if you have not elected to continue to participate in NVAP, your accreditation will expire.

An APHIS official said that notification letters were mailed to practices that completed and sent in their applications. The letters contain an accreditation number that is necessary to complete the supplemental training modules which are required for NVAP renewal.

If you have not elected to participate and want to get involved, a webinar on how to do so is available at this link mms://ocbmtcwmp.usda.gov/content/aphis/aphis21.wmv

Questions on the program and the deadline can be directed to your APHIS Area Office or to [email protected]

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