TAHC Office Contact Information

Central Office — Austin

Street
2105 Kramer Lane
Austin, Texas 78758
Central Office Map & Directions
Mailing
P. O. Box 12966
Austin, Texas 78711-2966
Telephone
Main: 512-719-0700
Toll-free: 1-800-550-8242
Permits: 512-719-0777
Premises/ Animal ID: 512-719-0733

Central Office Administration & Divisions

  • Animal Health Programs

  • Oversees regional operations, and coordinates response activities for animal disease outbreaks and natural disasters...more.
    • Angela Lackie, D.V.M.
    • Assistant Executive Director for Animal Health Programs
    • 512-719-0732 - Email
    • Russell Iselt
    • Deputy Director for Animal Health Programs & Animal Disease Traceability
    • 512-719-0732 - Email
  • Animal Disease Traceability

  • Ensures a rapid response for animal disease events by maintaining animal premises registration and tagging information...more.
    • Animal Disease Traceability Help Desk
    • 512-719-0733 – Email
    • Russell Iselt
    • Deputy Director for Animal Health Programs & Animal Disease Traceability Manager
    • 512-719-0732 - Email
  • Communications

  • Shares agency news to staff, stakeholders, media and the general public...more.
    • Press Inquiries
    • Communications Department
    • 512-719-0750 - Email
    • Erin Supak
    • Director of Communications
    • 512-719-0714 - Email
  • Emergency Management

  • Plans, collaborates, and coordinates preparation and response to animal disease and natural disaster events...more.
    • Holli Tietjen-Hale
    • Director of Emergency Management
    • 512-719-0797 - Email
  • Epidemiology

  • Protects Texas livestock and poultry from disease by following disease transmission, distribution and eradication...more.
    • Epidemiology Department
    • 512-719-0770 - Email
  • Executive Office

  • Oversees all agency operations...more.
    • Andy Schwartz, D.V.M.
    • State Veterinarian and Executive Director
    • 512-719-0704 – Email
    • Myra Sines
    • Chief of Staff
    • 512-719-0726 - Email
  • Financial Services

  • Coordinates all financial services - accounting, strategic planning, payroll, and payment processing...more.
    • Joshua Splinter
    • Director of Financial Services
    • 512-719-0752 – Email
    • Fax: 512-719-0769
  • Human Resources

  • Supports the TAHC's mission by overseeing the hiring, administration, and training of personnel...more.
    • Tana Keeling
    • Director of Human Resources
    • 512-719-0723 - Email
    • Human Resources Department
    • 512-719-0700 - Email
    • Fax: 512-719-0783
  • Information Technology

  • Provides access to technological resources necessary for executing the TAHC's mission...more.
    • Athena Burton
    • Director of Information Technology
    • 512-719-0751 - Email
  • Legal and Compliance

  • Enforces TAHC's regulatory policies and manages open records requests...more.
    • Mary Luedeker
    • General Counsel
    • 512-719-0724 – Email
    • Open Records Request
    • Open Records Request for information and/or documents from the Agency, must be in writing. Learn more
  • Permits & Program Records

  • Provides livestock, poultry and exotic movement requirements information to veterinarians and the general public. ...more.
  • Staff Services

  • Serves TAHC personnel in procuring supplies, professional services, purchasing and contracting, and coordinating logistics...more.
    • Fabian Landin
    • Director of Staff Services
    • 512-719-0775 - Email
    • Fax: 512-719-0729
    • Purchasing Department
    • 512-719-0700 – Email
    • Fax: 512-719-0707

TAHC Region Offices

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Region Office Location Phone Management
Amarillo Region 3822 Business Park Drive
Amarillo, TX 79110
P: 806-354-9335
F: 806-354-2809
Region Director, Carrie Jo Koonce, D.V.M.
Supervising Inspector, Ty McCoy
Beeville Region 1824 South Washington Street
Beeville, TX 78102
P: 361-358-3234
F: 361-358-0101
Region Director, Steve Velasco, D.V.M.
Supervising Inspector, Roger Immenhauser
Laredo Region 500 E Mann Road, Suite B7
Laredo, TX 78041
P: 956-568-5741
F: 956-568-5237

Supervising Inspector, Rene Garza
Rockdale Region 130 East Bell Street
Rockdale, Texas 76567
P: 512-446-2507
F: 512-446-5373
Region Director, Bud Dinges, D.V.M.
Supervising Inspector, Ryan Brockenbush
Stephenville Region 942 Bluebonnet Street
Stephenville, Texas 76401
P: 512-556-6277
F: 512-556-6415
Supervising Inspector, Trevor Powe
Sulphur Springs Region 1400 College Street, Suite 133
Sulphur Springs, TX 75482
P: 903-919-3748
F: 903-919-3663
Region Director, Hank Hayes, D.V.M.
Supervising Inspector, Bill Curry
Willacy County
Fever Tick Response Office
Physical:25833 Zinnia County Road
Santa Monica, TX 78569

Mailing: 25833 Zinnia County Road
Raymondville, TX 78580
P: 956-248-5204

Supervising Inspector, Eli Benavidez