Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Health officials across the U.S. and all over the world are working hard to combat COVID-19. Veterinary professionals are receiving questions from their clients and their teams, and the TAHC is pleased to be able to share and provide credible information and resources to assist with responses to those questions. Please find our veterinary resources and guidance on the TAHC COVID-19 webpage.
Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program (VMLRP)
As part of the USDAs National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program (VMLRP), individuals may submit nominations to the TAHC for areas they believe have a shortage of veterinarians that work in food animal medicine, rural private practice, or public practice. Areas selected as having a qualified veterinary shortage may benefit from the VMLRP by having a practicing veterinarian locate to the area or remain in the area in exchange for the opportunity to have up to $25,000 per year of student loan debt repaid for up to three years of service.
To download the Veterinarian Shortage Situation Nomination Form Click Here.
TAHC will accept nominations until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 30, 2020.
Animal Disease Traceability
Animal disease traceability (ADT) or knowing where diseased and at-risk animals are, where they've been, and when is important to ensuring a rapid response when animal disease events take place. Official identification and movement documentation is an essential part of tracing livestock when disease is found.
For years, veterinarians practicing regulatory work have used metal NUES tags and metal brucellosis calfhood vaccination tags. As the cattle industry progresses so does the technology used in routine operations.
Learn more about utilizing electronic identification in a veterinary practice below.
- For more information about the National Veterinary Accreditation Program (NVAP) or to access the required online Continuing Education Modules visit the USDA-APHIS website.
- For questions, please contact the USDA Accreditation Coordinator in Austin at 512-383-2400 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Summary of TBVME approved CE credit hours for USDA Accreditation Modules
Health Certificates/Certificates of Veterinary Inspection (CVI)
- Procedures for Issuing a Texas Certificate of Veterinary Inspection
- Ordering Information (electronic or paper)
- Texas Requirements for Entry of Livestock (Domestic and Exotic), Poultry and Ratites into the State and into Shows, Fairs, Exhibitions, and Assemblies
- Interstate Requirements
TAHC Official Test DocumentsPiro Test Chart(s) & Information
- Instructions for Completing Piro Test Chart
- Piro Test Chart — Manual Completion (Downloadable form)
- Piro Test Chart — Digital Photo Import (Downloadable form; must be completed using free Adobe Reader software)
- Official Bovine Trichomoniasis Testing at TVMDL
- Trichomoniasis Test Record
- Instructions for Completing the Texas Trichomoniasis Test Record
- Tritrichomonas foetus Direct PCR Submission Guidelines
- Breeder's Certificate of Virgin Status
- Trich Consult - A website designed to aid veterinarians and producers in creating Trich control, prevention and eradication strategies.
- Resources for USDA Program Diseases
- Vesicular Diseases Reference Chart
- Foreign Animal Diseases of Interest to Accredited Veterinarians
- National Veterinary Accreditation Reference Guide
- Equine Disease Communication Center
- Reportable Diseases
- Haemaphysalis Longicornis Tick ID and Information