Veal calves eating grain from trough

Industry Info

Certification Resources

To be VQA Certified, each farm and its owner/manager producing milk-fed veal must:

  • Maintain a Veterinarian/Client/Patient/Relationship
  • Adhere to the best management practices outlined in each section of the VQA manual
  • Have a licensed veterinarian assess and provide documentation that Best Management Practices are being followed
  • Participate in a VQA educational training by an industry representative, and document completion of the training
  • Complete and pass a VQA test following the educational presentation
  • Continually review practices for ongoing improvement and innovation on the farm

Documentation to complete and submit for certification is contained within the VQA Manual.

Re-certification is required every three years.

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To order multiple copies of the VQA manual and to receive an answer key to the exam, contact

Click here to download the VQA manual

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