Ga Dept of Agriculture


Animal Health

Dr. Janemarie Hennebelle
State Veterinarian
19 Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr., S.W. Room 101
Atlanta, Georgia 30334
Tele: (404) 656-3667
Fax: (404) 651-9024

Georgia's Reportable Animal Disease System (Georgia RADS)

Our Animal Health office governs the prevention, control and eradication of certain infectious and communicable diseases of livestock and  other domestic animals.  Information sheets on some reportable diseases are available at Georgia RADS

Animal Health is also responsible for:

IMPORTANT: Information regarding animal importation, exportation, and rabies:

What do you need for your animals when entering Georgia?


Interstate Animal Movement Requirements Made Easy!

Companion Animal:

Interstate Shipment


All other species:
Swine and bird entry permits:

International Travel

Call USDA, Veterinary Services, at 770-761-5426 for:

  • Animal(s) Leaving the United States
  • Request for International Health Certificates
  • International Import/Export Regulations
  • Veterinary Accreditation

Questions concerning importation of Wild or Exotic Animals:

  • Wildlife Management, Department of Natural Resources

RABIES QUESTIONS-Division of Public Health:

  • Medical Epidemiologist,

Submission for Rabies testing: Call Public Health 404-327-7981

Rabies & Poison Control Center (animal bites): 1-800-282-5846 or 404-616-9000