Veterinary - Import-Export Requirements

General Requirements for Animal Imports into North Carolina

Additional Requirements for Importing Livestock from Vesicular Stomatitis Positive States

Current states positive for VS: Kansas, Arkansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma. To view the latest updates and see which counties are positive please go to the USDA website.

  • "Livestock" means any hoofed animal, to include bovines, sheep, goats, swine, camelids (New and Old World), and horses and other members of the Equidae family.
  • No Extended Equine Certificates of Veterinary Inspection (EECVI) are allowed from infected states. EECVIs will be allowed when a quarantine has been lifted from a state.

All livestock from an infected State, but not from a county under quarantine for VS

  • Follow normal North Carolina entry requirements per administrative code.

All livestock from an infected State and a county that contains a premises quarantined for VS

  • Any livestock entering NC from a county that contains a premises quarantined for VS shall be accompanied by an ICVI dated within 14 days of entry with the statement:

“All animals identified on this Interstate Certificate of Veterinary Inspection have been inspected and found to be free from clinical signs of vesicular stomatitis.”

Importation of Native Wildlife or Potentially Invasive Species

The importation of native wildlife or potentially invasive species into NC may also require a permit from NCWRC.

General Requirements for Veterinarians Exporting Cats, Dogs, and Ferrets

The State Veterinarian's Office receives many questions about what health certificates can be used to export cats, dogs, and ferrets to other states.

Import/Export for Cats, Dogs, and Ferrets

Dogs imported from African Swine Fever countries.

Approved Export Certificates for Veterinarians

General Export Requirements (Interstate Livestock)