APHIS Veterinary Services (VS) has developed five-year business plans to outline the priorities, objectives, strategies, and field activities for each of the animal commodity groups in the VS budget line items: cattle, avian, swine, aquaculture, sheep and goat, equine, and cervid health. The plans will be an important tool for guiding VS’ use of congressional appropriations for each line item and for strategically planning the future needs of each commodity.

The business plans, which will be reviewed and updated annually, are now available on the Veterinary Services website. We invite our stakeholders to review them and submit comments. If you would like your comments considered for the March 2015 update, please submit to VS.SPRS.Feedback@aphis.usda.gov by November 1, 2014.