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2009 WI Act 90 / ATCP 16 Administrative Rules

Certificates of Veterinary Inspection (CVI's), and Age of Transfer

Information from the "Plain Language Analysis" prepared by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection (DATCP)

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 pawprint bullet point   Certificate of Veterinary Inspection   pawprint bullet point   Age of Transfer   pawprint bullet point


Tiny blue paw print bullet point   Certificates of Veterinary Inspection

Max the Boxer tested positive for brucellosis.       Act 90, Section 8, (a) states that: "No person who is required to be licensed under sub. (2) may sell a dog without providing...A certificate of veterinary inspection."

       ATCP 16 specifies that the certificate must be prepared and signed by a Wisconsin certified veterinarian, except that a certificate accompanying a dog imported into this state may be issued by a veterinarian who is accredited by USDA and the state of origin.

       A certificate of veterinary inspection must be issued on a form provided by DATCP, USDA, or the state in which the certificate is issued. A certificate issued in this state must be issued on a form provided by DATCP. The certificate must include all of the following:

  • The name and address of the person selling the dog.

  • The number, breed, sex and age of the dog.

  • Whether the dog is spayed, neutered or sexually intact.

  • The dog’s vaccination record. The vaccination record must identify each type of vaccination that the dog has received. For each type of vaccination, the record must include all of the following:

    • The name of the vaccine manufacturer.
    • The vaccine serial number and lot number.
    • The date on which the vaccine was administered.
    • The name of the person who administered the vaccine.
  • Import information required under current rules if the certificate accompanies a dog imported into this state.

  • If the dog is sold at public auction, documentation showing that the dog has tested negative on a brucellosis test conducted within 30 days prior to the auction sale.

  • The following statement, or a substantially similar statement, that is based on at least a brief personal examination by the veterinarian making the statement:

    “I certify, as a veterinarian, that I have inspected the dogs identified on this certificate and that the dogs are not showing any sign of infectious, contagious or communicable disease, except as otherwise noted on this certificate. Vaccinations and test results are as indicated on this certificate. This certificate is not a warranty.”

  • The veterinarian’s signature and the date of signature.

       The veterinarian must sign the certificate within 10 days after he/she completes the examination on which the certificate is based. The certificate is valid for 30 days after the date of examination. Copies must be provided to the following persons:

  • The person buying the dog.
  • The person selling the dog
  • The veterinarian who issues the certificate.

 pawprint bullet point   DATCP News: Animal Rescues & Certificates of Veterinary Inspection   pawprint bullet point

 pawprint bullet point   ATCP 16 (pdf)   pawprint bullet point   Dog Breeders and Sellers Law Home Page (DATCP website)   pawprint bullet point




Tiny blue paw print bullet point   Age for Transfer of Puppy

Three week old puppy offered for sale by Eau Claire Co. WI breeder, Oct 2010ACT 190:   (9) AGE FOR TRANSFER OF PUPPY. A person required to be licensed under sub. (2) may not transfer a dog to a buyer until the dog is 7 weeks of age.

       ATCP states: A license holder may not, in connection with the sale of a dog, transfer that dog to the physical custody of the buyer unless one of the following applies:

  • The dog is at least 7 weeks old.
  • The dog is accompanied by its dam.
  • DATCP approves the transfer in writing.

Act 90/ATCP 16 Information:

 pawprint bullet point   Clearing Up the Confusion About WI's New Dog Seller/ Dealer/ Shelter Law   pawprint bullet point

 pawprint bullet point   ATCP 16: Who Needs a License, Inspections, and Record-Keeping   pawprint bullet point

 pawprint bullet point   Questions and Answers for Rescues/ Shelters   pawprint bullet point   Dog Seller and Shelter Form Links   pawprint bullet point

 pawprint bullet point   Certificates of Vet. Inspection/Age of Transfer   pawprint bullet point   Certificates of Vet. Inspection FAQ   pawprint bullet point

 pawprint bullet point   ATCP 16 Standards of Care (General)   pawprint bullet point   ATCP 16 Standards of Care, Indoor Facilities   pawprint bullet point

 pawprint bullet point   ATCP 16 Standards of Care, Outdoor Facilities   pawprint bullet point   Transporting Dogs   pawprint bullet point

pawprint bullet point    Act 90/ATCP 16: Facts for Consumers   pawprint bullet point

 pawprint bullet point   ATCP 16 Plain Language Factsheet (pdf)   pawprint bullet point   ATCP 16 Full Formal Language (pdf)   pawprint bullet point

 pawprint bullet point   2009 WISCONSIN ACT 90 (pdf)   pawprint bullet point   DATCP Dog Breeders & Sellers Law web pages



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