Texas Authorized Personnel Program for Veterinarians

The Texas Authorized Personnel Program (TAPP) educates and certifies all veterinarians who perform regulatory work on equine, domestic and exotic livestock, and domestic and exotic fowl. This includes issuing certificates of veterinary inspection. TAPP has an abundance of opportunities to develop and enhance veterinarians in their field..

The TAHC offers additional certifications for TAHC Authorized Personnel interested in conducting work in the following areas: Bovine Trichomoniasis, Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) Antemortem Collection, and Cervid Tuberculosis.

To find out more about TAPP or the certifications offered by the TAHC, please contact us at authorized_personnel@tahc.texas.gov.

TAPP Application Process

In order to apply for TAHC Authorized Personnel Status, an individual must have:

  • a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.) or equivalent degree from an accredited college of veterinary medicine,
  • an active Texas veterinary license with the Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners (TBVME), and
  • an active Category II Texas Accreditation with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA),

For veterinarians that meet all of the above requirements, please fill out and submit the completed and signed TAPP Application by email: authorized_personnel@tahc.texas.gov, or by mail: PO Box 12966, Austin TX 78711-2966, Attn: Authorized Personnel.

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TAPP Orientation

As part of the authorization process, veterinarians will need to independently review the four modules provided below.

The Authorized Personnel Department will contact the applicant to coordinate a phone orientation, following the completion of the modules, with a TAHC Region Director.

Additional Certification Opportunities

Veterinarians conducting work in bovine trichomoniasis, chronic wasting disease (CWD) antemortem collection, or cervid tuberculosis must obtain additional certifications.

The Bovine Trichomoniasis and CWD Antemortem Certifications are offered via online webinar, and the Cervid Tuberculosis training is only offered in-person.

To register for an upcoming webinar, please fill out the form below, select the program you are interested in, and select the date and time from the dropdown box. Once your request is received, a Skype webinar invitation will be emailed to you within a few hours. To register for an in-person Cervid Tuberculosis training, contact the Authorized Personnel Department at authorized_personnel@tahc.texas.gov.

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