The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has available A Veterinarian’s Toolkit for use with the National Animal Identification System (NAIS). The online toolkit provides veterinarians with quick access to NAIS program information and resources.

This toolkit equips veterinarians with the most up-to-date information about the importance of NAIS and the role it plays in disease traceability, as well as provides the resources and tools needed to answer their clients’ questions.

A Veterinarian’s Toolkit was developed for veterinarians by veterinarians. The toolkit includes useful information for accredited veterinarians, including an introduction to NAIS and a reference guide that explains how NAIS works. The toolkit also includes fact sheets and conversation starter tips to help accredited veterinarians deliver information about NAIS to their clients.

The toolkit is offered as a web-based resource with live links. This allows veterinarians to find the information they need right away and also enables USDA to update the toolkit quickly and easily.

A Veterinarian’s Toolkit is available to all veterinarians and veterinary students through the NAIS Web site.