Strategic Planning Meetings
The Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners is conducting a series of strategic planning meetings, in February, March and June of this year, to gather input from our licensees and the public. These meetings will be held at various locations and dates to provide an opportunity for our stakeholders to communicate with the board and share ideas and concerns relating to the veterinary profession.
Approved for 1 hour of CE credit.
Feburary 22, 2018 - 6:00 pm Tomball meeting: (View Flyer)
March 5, 2018 - 6:00 pm Meeting - Dallas/Addison, TX (View Flyer)
March 12, 2018 - 6:00 pm - San Antonio/Boerne, TX (View Flyer)
June 11, 2018 - 7:00 pm - Amarillo, TX (View Flyer)
June 12, 2018 - 7:00 pm - El Paso, TX (View Flyer)
July 2018 - South Texas Area
April 2018 TBVME Licensing Exam Results Now Available
The TBVME Examiniation Results from the April 12, 2018 examination are available for viewing. Please click here for .PDF version of the results.
Pharmacy Board Registration of DVMs to the PMP
The Pharmacy Board has started the implementation of H.B. 2561 which passed in the 85th legislature. During this implementation an e-mail was sent from the Pharmacy Board’s PMP vendor to licensees which may appear to be spam. The Pharmacy Board confirmed that the email is authentic.
Below is the original information sent by TBVME to licensees in November 2017 about H.B. 2561:
The 85th legislature passed H.B. 2561 which in part requires health care practitioners to report dispensing of controlled substances to the Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) at the Board of Pharmacy. Veterinarians were specifically exempted from the requirement to review the PMP prior to prescribing medications to a patient. However, the requirement placed upon the Board of Pharmacy to automatically create a user account for the health care practitioner does apply to Veterinarians.
To comply with H.B. 2561 the Board of Pharmacy is requiring that the Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners (TBVME) provide the e-mail address for each veterinarian licensed in Texas. TBVME has provided the e-mail address under “Business e-mail” as the primary email address. The Board of Pharmacy will then automatically create a PMP account and email the information to the business address. If you would like to change the e-mail address for receiving PMP notifications after the PMP account is created, you will need to contact the Board of Pharmacy to initiate the change of PMP email address.
Important Information Pertaining to TBVME Enforcement of DEA Registrations
Austin, Texas - April 5, 2018 - Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiner's Executive Director, John Helenberg, has released a statement regarding the Board's enforcement of Rule 573.43 (Controlled Substance Registration) which clarifies the DEA Registration requirements.
New Licensing Fees as of January 1, 2018
At the December 5th, 2017, the TBVME Board voted and passed new licensing fees that went into effect January 1, 2018. A complete list of fees can be found by clicking here or you may download a copy of the Rule in Adobe PDF format by clicking here.
Hurricane Harvey Temporary Emergency Licensing Has Ended
TBVME is no longer issuing the temporary emergency licenses for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. As a reminder, please note that a temporary emergency license is only valid for 120 days from the issuance date. TBVME would like to thank all the veterinarians, staff, and volunteers who responded to all the animals in need
Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Registration Information and Violation Matrix
Board rule 573.43 becomes effective on September 1, 2016. This rule requires a veterinarian to hold a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) registration if such registration is required by other law.
Generally, DEA regulations require a veterinarian who administers or dispenses controlled substances to hold a registration. This matrix, adopted by the Board on July 19, 2016, sets out Board guidelines for evaluating violations of rule 573.43.
Drug Log Violation Matrix
Board rule 573.50 contains record keeping requirements for a veterinarian's use of controlled substances, including a record of the total balance on hand of each scheduled drug. This matrix, adopted by the Board on July 19, 2016, contains Board guidelines for evaluating violations of rule 573.50.
Notice to all Controlled Substances Registration Registrants:
Senate Bill 195 (84th Legislative Session), eliminates the requirement for a practitioner to have a Controlled Substances Registration with the state of Texas, effective Sept. 1, 2016. To implement this change, all active/current Controlled Substances Registrations (CSR) expired on Aug. 31, 2016. The Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) has been transferred to the Texas State Board of Pharmacy (TSBP). In order to establish and maintain this new program, the TSBP will need to assess a $7.85 fee to all individuals licensed by this board and authorized to prescribe or dispense controlled substances. The $7.85 fee was added to the active DVM license renewal fees effective September 1, 2016. Official prescription pad ordering information as well as additional information about the PMP may be found on the Texas State Pharmacy Board website.
Licensing and Renewal Fees have changed for 2017.
Please see Licensing and Renewal Fee amounts here.
Notice to Military Veterans, Active Service Members, and Military Spouses
Senate Bill 807 (84th Legislative Session) eliminates the application and examination fees for military veterans, active military service members, and military spouses. To implement this change, the application instructions have been changed to reflect the type of documentation required to claim the military fee waiver. The fee waiver applies only to applications received after September 1, 2015. Please see the application instructions for more information. All license types are eligible for this fee waiver.