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Animal Admissions Requirements - Other ruminants (such as alpacas, llamas, camels, and deer)

Birds (except poultry)
Cattle (including bison, water buffalo, and yak)
Dogs and Cats
Goats and Sheep
Other Ruminants (such as alpacas, llamas, camels,
and deer)

Poultry (chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese, ratites, and
game birds such as quail or partridge)

Primates (monkeys and apes)
Swine (including pet pigs)
All other Animals

Other Ruminants (such as alpacas, llamas, camels, and deer)

Photo of a llama.All other ruminants coming from an area that is considered free from tuberculosis and brucellosis for cattle require identification and a certificate of veterinary inspection (CVI) issued 30 days or less before entry from a licensed and accredited veterinarian in the state of origin.  Identification must be noted on the CVI and can be a tattoo, microchip, ear tag issued by a state or federal entity, or other form of identification approved by the State Veterinarian (call the Office of Veterinary Services at 804.786.2483 if the identification is not listed here).   There are no permit or testing requirements.

Other ruminants coming from areas not considered free of tuberculosis or brucellosis for cattle require a permit and additional testing requirements.  Please call the Office of Veterinary Services at 804.786.2483 if you plan to bring a ruminant into Virginia from one of these areas.

The importation of deer into Virginia is generally prohibited.  Please contact the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries if you plan to bring any deer or other cervids into Virginia.


Health Requirements Governing the Admission of Agricultural Animals, Companion Animals, and Other Animals or Birds Into Virginia.

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