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California Department of Food and Agriculture


Animal Health Branch Mission


The Animal Health Branch is the State's organized, professional veterinary medical unit that protects livestock populations, consumers, and California's economy from catastrophic animal diseases and other health or agricultural problems. The Branch addresses diseases and other problems that cannot be successfully controlled on an individual animal or herd basis, but require state-wide coordinated resources. Implementing programs which protect California's livestock industries and consumers, ensures the availability, affordability, and wholesomeness of food.