Veterinary Authorized Personnel

This section of the website was developed to become a quick reference for you as a Texas veterinary practitioner to find information regarding the Texas Animal Health Commission Authorized Personnel Program. The Veterinary Authorized Personnel Program regulations and requirements apply to Texas veterinarians engaging in an activity that is part of a state or federal disease control or eradication program. Veterinarians issuing certificates of veterinary inspection for livestock, exotic livestock, fowl, and/or exotic fowl must also be TAHC Authorized Personnel.

The TAHC Authorized Personnel Program: What Veterinarians Need To Know — Dr. Angela Daniels, Assistant Executive Director of Animal Health Programs.

Questions about the TAHC Veterinary Authorized Personnel Program not answered here? Contact us at authorized_personnel@tahc.texas.gov or call Ms. Laura Leal at (512) 719-0761.

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Upcoming Training Webinar Opportunities

TAHC Certified CWD Veterinarian Webinars

To register for an upcoming TAHC training webinar, please review the list of webinars above and send an e-mail to:  authorized_personnel@tahc.texas.gov with your preferred date and time. A Skype webinar invitation will be e-mailed to you.

Veterinary Authorized Personnel Application Process

If you had brucellosis-approved status with TAHC as of March 1, 2014, through training as a Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine student or training at one of our TAHC Region Offices, no additional training is required at this time. To transfer your brucellosis-approved status and apply for Authorized Personnel status, please print the application from the link below and mail the completed original signed document to the P. O. Box listed on the application.

If you did not previously have brucellosis-approved status with TAHC, you must complete TAHC Authorized Personnel orientation.

The next in-person orientation class is scheduled for Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at the TAHC Office in Austin. To register for that free continuing education class, contact authorized_personnel@tahc.texas.gov.

If you are unable to attend an orientation in person, contact authorized_personnel@tahc.texas.gov to discuss completing your orientation electronically.

Requirements for Applying for TAHC Authorized Personnel Status:

  1. All applicants much have a DVM or equivalent degree from an accredited college of veterinary medicine
  2. All applicants must have an Active Texas license in the State of Texas
  3. All applicants must be currently Category II Accredited with USDA

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