Animal Importation Requirements

Vesicular stomatitis emergency regulations

A health certificate/certificate of veterinary inspection (“CVI”) being used to ship animals from any state that has, or have had, an outbreak of Vesticular Stomatitis Virus (“VSV”) in the past 60 days is valid for not more than 14 days.

All CVIs for any susceptible livestock, including equine, bovine, porcine, caprine, ovine, and cervidae entering Arizona from a state that has, or have had, an outbreak of VSV in the past 60 days shall be accompanied by a CVI containing the following statement: “All animals identified on this certificate of veterinary inspection have been inspected and found to be free from clinical signs of vesicular stomatitis.” 


If a shipment is leaving outside of business hours please call our office at 602-542-4293 and leave a detailed message with the following information:

Consignee and consignor information

Day of shipment

The vet who saw the animals

Head count, breed and age of the livestock

On the next business day we will call you, or your office back and get any missing information and issue the vets the entry permit number. 


Also, please review the below PDF to see if you are satisfying all entry requirements or visit for requirements as well.  



Learn about the rules and requirements for importing animals into the state of Arizona.

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