Office of the State Veterinarian

State Veterinarian- Jane Lewis, DVM, DACVPM

Livestock and poultry are inspected and tested to detect infectious and contagious diseases. The importation of healthy livestock, poultry and pet birds are regulated, and health certificates are issued for livestock and poultry destined for export. Intensive poultry farms must be registered with the Bureau and are regulated and inspected to maintain accepted environmental management practices.
herding sheepThe Office of the State Veterinarian acts as the official epidemiologist for animal and poultry diseases; coordinates state and federal governmental agencies and livestock producers to control diseases; and oversees and guides the development and management of disease control programs performed by the agency.

The Animal Health Division may be contacted at (860) 713-2505.

2024 CT Fair Health Requirements:

2024 UPDATED CT Fair and Show Requirements 

Reportable Disease In Connecticut:

Animal Movement Requirements:

Check List for Moving Sheep and Goats  (updated October 2021)