Utah Department of Agriculture and Food

Animal Health - Our Mission & What We Do

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(801) 538-7162
(801) 538-7169 fax

Mission Statement

We serve the people of Utah in the following ways:

  • Protection of the public from disease of animal origin (zoonosis).
  • Protection of the animal population from disease.
  • Protection of the livestock industry from disease loss.
  • Facilitating export and marketability of Utah products.


Animal Health - What we do

  • Implement and enforce import health requirements for animals
  • Issue licenses and certify disease status of flocks and herds
  • Administer disease control programs
  • Coordinate animal disease reporting efforts
  • Perform epidemiological investigations
  • Implement and coordinate emergency response to disease outbreaks
  • Provide animal disease testing
  • Perform export inspections and certification of export products
  • Oversight of veterinary inspections at livestock auction markets
  • Offer training and outreach to veterinarians and technicians
  • Provide consultation on wildlife diseases