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Animal and Plant Health Agency offices

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Health and welfare of livestock and pets, including animal disease information.

The agency was formed on 1 October 2014, following the merger of Animal Health and the Veterinary Laboratories Agency with Plant Health.

Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) is an executive agency working on behalf of:

  • Welsh Government
  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)
  • Scottish Government. 

It's role is to safeguard animal health and welfare as well as public health. It also protects the economy and enhance food security through research, surveillance and inspection.

APHA continues to operate from its existing: 

  • field offices 
  • investigation centres
  • laboratories 
  • border inspection posts at ports and airports.

The public contact telephone numbers and helplines remain the same. For more details visit APHA - Office access and opening times (external link).

If you have any enquiries about export certification please contact the International Trade Centre for Exports (external link).

If you have any enquiries about import certification please contact the International Trade Centre for Imports (external link).